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Glory kickboxing PPV making UFC.tv debut

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 28 / 16

It is a pay-per-view that bears watching in the combat sports world, less for the U.S. audience it’s expected to draw than for the way in which it will reach that audience. When the Glory kickboxing promotion rolls out its first pay-per-view in more than two years on Dec. 10, it will do so ...

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