Home Kickboxing Glory Top Contenders for Glory’s Featherweight Title

Top Contenders for Glory’s Featherweight Title

200
SHARE
(Yuta Kubo (left) vs. Mosab Amrani (right) Tokyo Superfight series, photo via gloryworldseries.com)

Founded in 2012, Glory Kickboxing has seen many of the world’s top kickboxers come to the ring from across the globe. From heavyweight to lightweight, every weight division has named a champion except for the light fighters in featherweight. There are no feather bouts on the books for Glory yet, but when the time comes for a tournament or superfight, here’s a look at the top division athletes.

Yuta Kubo
(Yuta Kubo (right) vs. Masaaki Noiri (left), photo via gloryworldseries.com)
(Yuta Kubo (right) vs. Masaaki Noiri (left), photo via gloryworldseries.com)

Yuta Kubo (40-6-1) made his debut in Glory kickboxing by emerging the winner of the Glory 8 65 kg slam tournament. Defeating Chi Bin Lim, Gabriel Varga, and Masaaki Noiri, Kubo proved his place in Glory by defeating world class talent. At 27 years of age, Kubo has already gained 10 years of professional kickboxing experience through the ranks of the International Sport Karate Association, K-1, and Glory. He was 3-0 in the Glory arena before taking a decision loss to Mosab Amrani in the return to Tokyo at Glory 13.

Mosab Amrani
(Mosab Amrani (left) vs Yuta Kubo (right), photo via gloryworldseries.com)
(Mosab Amrani (left) vs Yuta Kubo (right), photo via gloryworldseries.com)

Mosab “The Jaguar” Amrani (51-8-4) is rated number one in Glory featherweights, going 3-1 in organization. He is responsible for Kubo’s only loss in Glory, defeating him in the Superfight series of Tokyo. Born and raised in the Netherlands, his Dutch kickboxing style lends him both technical offensive striking abilities with even deadlier counter striking defense.

Gabriel Varga
(Gabriel Varga (left) head kicks Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai (right), photo via gloryworldseries.com)
(Gabriel Varga (left) head kicks Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai (right), photo via gloryworldseries.com)

Rated at #3 in the featherweight fighters is Canadian Gabriel Varga. Varga has been practicing Shotokan Karate since the young age of 5 years old. He has a strong background in Muay Thai in addition as well, creating a very versatile fighting style. He is able to switch from long distance point game striking to hard battles in the pocket.

While the heavier divisions have all crowned a champion, there are no featherweight cards announced yet in the organization. They may decide which of these top contenders deserve to battle for an immediate inaugural title, or create a tournament to settle the score. Keep tabs with the latest at gloryworldseries.com.

SHARE
Previous articleThe Top 5 MMA Guillotine Choke Submissions
Next articleThe Top 5 MMA Overhand Right KO’s
Kurt Tellez
Kurt Tellez is a Southern California-based writer and musician. He first developed a passion for writing and literature in high school that carried through to the completion of a B.A. in English from Cal State Fullerton in 2013. Inspired by Joseph Conrad, Emily Dickinson, Alan Moore and Hunter S. Thompson, he has pursued a career in writing through contributions to online magazine publications, blogging, and social media management. His musical studies began at thirteen, and has since played in garage bands, concert bands and jazz bands everywhere from Honolulu to The Matthew Street Beatles Festival in Liverpool. Kurt has followed MMA since becoming an avid listener of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. Inspired by Eddie Bravo's appearances on the show, he became a member of Tenth Planet Jiu-Jitsu in 2014.