Tyrong Spong joins GLORY 15 four-man light heavyweight tournament
Part-time MMA fighter Tyrone Spong will be back in the action April 12, 2014, as the decorated Surinamese-Dutch kickboxer is expected to battle Saulo Cavalari on the featured fight card of GLORY 15 Istanbul, which will air live on SpikeTV.
Spong vs. Cavalari joins a one-night light heavyweight tournament field also featuring a semifinal clash between Turkey's Gokhan Saki and Australia's Nathan Corbett. GLORY officials finalized the card on Tuesday.
Still just 28 years old, Spong (73-6-1, 1 NC kickboxing, 2-0 MMA) has established himself as one of the top draws under the GLORY banner, racking up a perfect 5-0 record inside the promotion, including a tournament victory in the 2013 Glory 95kg Slam Championship, and most recently, a vengeful second-round knockout of Corbett.
Spong, who trains with the Blackzilians in Boca Raton, FL, is also undefeated in two professional mixed martial arts contests, both of which took place within the WSOF cage.