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Glory 12 Lightweight Tournament Finals: Ristie Caps Off Incredible Night with KO win in the Finals

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After a stunning quarterfinal round which played host to the dethroning of longtime consensus best, Giorgio Petrosyan, the finals capped off a stellar Glory card in New York City at the famed Madison Square Garden.

Andy Ristie vs. Robin van Roosmalen

Ristie used his range brilliantly in this fight, countering the reaching attacks of the shorter van Roosmalen with high knees while leaning far back to avoid the punch. Ristie worked the body of van Roosmalen well, unloading on combinations. Ristie was able to drop van Roosmalen late in the first round to cap off a round that he controlled from the bell.

Ristie kept his game up in the second round and had no problem throwing caution to the wind. In doing so, Ristie was able to get the knockout during a wild exchange.

Ristie becomes the Glory lightweight tournament champion with the win.

Official Result: Andy Ristie defeats Robin van Roosmalen via Knockout at 1:44 of Round 2.