Going into the 8 man Glory tournament at the Hollywood
Park Casino in California, Eddie Walker was chosen as the #1 seed with high hopes of winning the $20,000 cash prize! Due to a contract with Fox Sports, there was no live showing of the fights and Walker’s fan base was flooding him with the same question, “Where can we watch the fights?!”
As the night started we all patiently waited by phones and computers for any bit of information about the fights. First announcement comes through! Eddie Walker KO’s Edgar Del Fiero in SHOWTIME fashion with a KO in round #2 by his hard hitting right cross that most recently KO’d Joe Schilling in Vegas this past October.
Walker advanced to the tournament semi-finals looking healthy and energized but hiding a jammed knuckle on his right hand. “In my fight against Edgar I connected with a right and felt my knuckle connect with his skull through my glove”. An injured Eddie moves onto the semi-finals to take on #4 seed Van Wyk Povey who def. Jonarh Junio by KO in Rd 1. Results come in, another “Cant Stop Crazy” fighter is stopped with 2nd round KO by Eddie Walker! Muay Thai Authority post’s “Eddie has a nice right cross, landed it consistently” and Bas Rutten from Inside MMA posts, “And he won again, by KO in the second, is going to the finals. Really good striker!”. Who could respectively question Walker’s KO accuracy now?
Fans around the world express their support and excitement for the impressive journey to the finals of the GLORY tournament. With the $20,000 just in reach we receive word that the bout for the other finalsist position between Mike Lemaire vs Andy Kapel ended in a draw and heads into a fourth round. Mike Lemaire comes out with the victory and the final bout is announced, Eddie Walker vs Mike Lemaire!
Both fighters go into the finals inured but hungry! Mike Lemaire with bruised ribs and Eddie Walker with an injured right hand. Both fighters reportedly wanted to meet in the finals and fans were excited claiming “that is going to be a good fight”. In the first round Walker was putting it on Lemaire but that quickly turned when Lemaire dropped Walker with a strong leg kick to the left thigh. Going into the 3rd and final round, Lemaire continuously attacked the injured leg of Walker. After his leg buckled twice the fight was called with a TKO announcing Mike Lemaire as the Tournament winner.
Eddie Walker finishes 2nd in the Road to GLORY tournament and walks away with 2 KO’s, 3 action packed fights and a total cash prize of $10,000! We would like to congratulate Mike Lemaire on an impressive performance and thank GLORY for the opportunity to be involved in a great night of fights!