Artem Vakhitov (L) (Amanda Armstrong/Combat Press)

GLORY 56 Photo Gallery: Artem Vakhitov vs. Danyo Ilunga

On Friday, Aug. 10, GLORY Kickboxing returned to the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., for GLORY 56: Denver.

In the night’s main event, one of the world’s top pound-for-pound greats, Artem Vakhitov, defended his GLORY light heavyweight title against resurgent contender Danyo Ilunga, who had won two straight under the GLORY banner. Vakhitov entered the ring on a six-fight winning streak including two victories over former GLORY champ Saulo Cavalari, knockouts over top-10 middleweight Loren Javier Jorge and former top-10 light heavyweight Zack Mwekassa, and a 2015 victory over Ilunga at GLORY 25 to kick of his winning streak.

For the full results of the event, click here.


Below is a photo gallery of the main event shot by Amanda Armstrong of Combat Press. Click an image for a larger version.