Spike inks Glory as its newest promotion

In a deal that was expected since late last year, Spike TV officially announced a deal with Glory Sports International to be its latest combat sports entertainment property.

Spike had wanted to add both an MMA and kickboxing group to its station this year and had inked a deal with the attempted rebirth of K-1, and had broadcasted its events on its web site last year, but that promotion fell apart.

Spike was banned by terms of its UFC contract from airing any new promotions of that type on television until the start of 2013.

Spike will air live Glory events on Saturday nights in prime time starting in the fall.

Glory just debuted over the weekend with an event in Manhattan at the Manhattan Center.

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