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August 2017

Glory 44 in Chicago Features Amazing Kickboxing Matches

If you are a fight fan, you have an opportunity to see an amazing card live. Glory 44 will be in Chicago at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates on Friday, August 25th. This fight night will be filled with 6 SuperFight series bouts. This is the 6th year for Glory offering International Kickboxing. Our west loop gym, will be at Glory 44 to support Jimmy Do, one of our muay thai coaches. Coach Jimmy has been with POW! Gym for 4 years. He teaches classes on both the youth and adult schedule. He brings a positive energy to his classes and always wears a smile. Here are some details about this fight night and hope that if you want to support him you can purchase tickets at the front desk. POW! Gym is looking forward to hanging out with our west loop muay thai fans on August 25th at the Sears Center.

Jimmy Do, POW! Gym Muay Thai Coach

Jimmy Do, Chicago Muay Thai Coach has a 6-6 record with 2 K.O. He will be fighting on this international kickboxing card that does not allow elbows, only permit 5 seconds in the clinch and no sweeps or dumps.

Jimmy began his martial arts training at the age of 5 after his first encounter with a school bully. His father, a Judo black belt, inspired him. Jimmy and his brothers started training in Tae Kwon Do in 1991. The Do brothers both won many city forms and sparring titles, quickly earning black belts.  Jimmy became an assistant instructor within 3 years. In college, Jimmy gained 50 lbs and realized he needed a healthy lifestyle change.  He started training Muay Thai and Kickboxing with Ryan Blackorby in 2007. He moved to Chicago in 2010 for culinary school and slowly lost the weight after immersing himself into nutrition and cooking healthy. Jimmy returned to the Martial Arts after a chance encounter with Robbie Cole. He met Robbie Cole through mutual friends and began competing in Muay Thai in 2012 as part of RCMT. After 3 tournaments, 9 fights, and one title fight Jimmy started working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor in late 2014. He focuses on blending strength training, mobility, and flexibility in classes and having been out of shape for many years, is empathetic with clients with the same struggle. Jimmy is also dedicated to teaching children and is a youth and birthday party instructor.

GLORY 44 Chicago

Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Murthel Groenhart
Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Daniel Morales
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Casey Greene vs. Antoine Pinto
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Karim Benmansour vs. Harut Grigorian

GLORY 44 SuperFight Series
Super Bantamweight Title Headline Bout: Tiffany van Soest vs. Funda Alkayiş
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Cătălin Moroșanu vs. Michal Turynski
Middleweight Bout: Dustin Jacoby vs. Sean Choice
Middleweight Bout: Warren Thompson vs. Robert Thomas
Lightweight Bout: Rafal Dudek vs. Nate Richardson
Featherweight Bout: Victor Pinto vs. Adrian Maxim

GLORY 44 SuperFight Series streams live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Friday, Aug. 25.

Tickets for GLORY 44 Chicago and GLORY 44 SuperFight Series are on sale now, available for online purchase at searscentre.com and at the Sears Centre Arena box office.