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So Some Pretty Incredible Shit Went Down at Glory 12 This Past Weekend [VIDEO]


(The Ristie vs. Petrosyan KO, set to some appropriately foreboding music.)

Heading into Saturday night’s Glory 12 lightweight tournament, two-time K-1 champion Giorgio Petrosyan was being heralded as “The Floyd Mayweather of Kickboxing.” The comparison was not without merit; Petrosyan was a dynamic, seemingly untouchable striker who was carrying a six year unbeaten streak into his semifinal contest with +650 underdog, Andy Ristie. As a casual kickboxing fan at best, even I was quick to chastise my roommates for having the gall to pick Ristie to win. “I’m here to tell you, that’s not going to happen,” I said, echoing Frank Trigg’s epic assessment of the Fedor vs. Zuluzinho fight, “Giorgio will dispatch this man very quickly.”

Less than ten minutes later, I was dining on a heaping plate of crow.

Giorgio Petrosyan, the Floyd Mayweather of kickboxing, had been knocked out cold in the third round. Even to casual fans of the sport like myself, this was a big deal. In 81 fights, this was the first time the Italian-Armenian had been stopped. The result was just one of many shocking upsets to punctuate the Glory 12: New York card, which also saw former rugby star Ben Edwards score a last-second KO over a gassed Jamal Ben Saddik and Mirko Cro Cop training partner Igor Jurkovic suffer a first round TKO at the hands of relative unknown Jhonata Diniz.

While Ristie was no slouch, to put it bluntly, the savage knockout was the last thing fans were expecting and provided Ristie with a clear edge in the momentum department heading into the finals against #2 ranked Robin Van Roosmalen. A gif of that fight’s finish is after the jump, along with complete GLORY 12 results.

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Hot Potato: 15 Photos of Model/GLORY Girl/Ken-Flo’s Girlfriend Clark Gilmer

A member of GLORY‘s all-star crew of ring girls, Clark Gilmer is a South Carolina-bred model/actress who competed on season 11 of America’s Next Top Model, and has also made appearances in How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, and Argo*, to name just a few of her TV and film credits.

She also happens to be Kenny Florian‘s girlfriend. Seriously. Here’s a picture of them on a red carpet, where Ken-Flo is wearing some sort of weird hipster costume. Here’s a bunch of photos by James Law in which Clark looks absurdly hot and Kenny Florian just looks like Kenny Florian. I’m not trying to knock Kenny’s hustle, I’m just saying…how the hell did this happen?

Check out more of our favorite Clark Gilmer photos in the gallery below, follow her on twitter, and be sure to tune in to GLORY 12 this Saturday, live on Spike TV (9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT).

* As Clark’s bio explains, Ben Affleck** requested Clark by name to play a small featured role in the film.

** “Get me Clawk fehkin’ Gilmuh, arrite? I need this fehkin’ smoke-show for my pitcheh.” — Direct made-up quote from Ben Affleck

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Hot Potato: 15 Photos (And Then Some) of GLORY Ring Girl Alyssa Arce


(Photo via Playboy.com. Check out Alyssa’s full gallery after the jump.)

This Saturday, GLORY will host their next kickboxing event at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, featuring a $150,000 lightweight tournament headlined by Armenian-Italian superstar Georgio Petrosyan. (You can watch GLORY 12 live on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT.) The promotion will also be bringing an A-list crew of ring girls that you can get to know right here.

One of the new GLORY Girls is Alyssa Arce, a 21-year-old Myrtle Beach native who broke out in the modeling world earlier this year when she was named Playboy‘s Miss July 2013*. The half-Honduran beauty played soccer for 15 years, and currently lives in Florida with two cats and three dogs. Get to know her better on Twitter and Facebook, and check out lots more of our favorite Alyssa Arce photos in the gallery below…

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