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Rico Verhoeven, left, pulled off an upset by (Credit: Glory/Ben Pontier)

Rico Verhoeven, left, pulled off an upset by beating Sergei Kharitonov in the Final 16 stage of the Glory 4 Tokyo Heavyweight Grand Slam at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Glory 4 Tokyo Heavyweight Grand Slam

Glory's kickboxing tournament took place at the Saitama Super Arena on Dec. 31, 2012.

In a lightweight bout, Robin Van Roosmalen, left,
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In a lightweight bout, Robin Van Roosmalen, left, coasted to a unanimous decision victory over Japan's Yuichiro Nagashima at Glory 4 Tokyo at the Saitama Super Arena. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Rico Verhoeven, left, pulled off an upset by
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Rico Verhoeven, left, pulled off an upset by beating Sergei Kharitonov in the Final 16 stage of the Glory 4 Tokyo Heavyweight Grand Slam at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Peter Aerts, background, tags Mourad Bouzidi with a
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Peter Aerts, background, tags Mourad Bouzidi with a round kick to the body before being forced to retire after the first round with a broken right hand at Glory 4 Tokyo - Heavyweight Grand Slam. (Dec. 31, 2012)

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Jamal Ben Saddik, right, neutralized the offense of
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Jamal Ben Saddik, right, neutralized the offense of Remy Bonjasky in the quarterfinal round of the Glory 4 Tokyo- Heavyweight Grand Slam at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Gokhan Saki, right, hammered away at Anderson
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Gokhan Saki, right, hammered away at Anderson "Braddock" Silva en route to the quarterfinal stoppage at Glory 4 at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Daniel Ghita, left, dominated Mourad Bouzidi in quarterfinal
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Daniel Ghita, left, dominated Mourad Bouzidi in quarterfinal round action and advanced via TKO after an injury sustained by Bouzidi prevented him from continuing the fight at Glory 4 in Tokyo, Japan. (Dec. 31, 2012)

In a semifinal match at Glory 4 Tokyo
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In a semifinal match at Glory 4 Tokyo - Heavyweight Grand Slam, Semmy Schilt, left, used his long reach to keep Gokhan Saki at bay to win both of the first two rounds at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Semmy Schilt stands in his corner after sending
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Semmy Schilt stands in his corner after sending Daniel Ghita to the canvas with a head kick in the first round of their Glory 4 Tokyo Heavyweight Grand Slam championship match at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo. Ghita narrowly beat the referee's 10-count, but the referee decided to stop the contest after deeming Ghita unfit to continue the fight. (Dec. 31, 2012)

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Semmy Schilt, center, is awarded a grand prize
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Semmy Schilt, center, is awarded a grand prize check for $400,000 by Glory CEO Marcus Luer, left, and Glory Chairman Pierre Andurand for winning the GLORY 4 Tokyo - Heavyweight Grand Slam, 16-man tournament at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo. (Dec. 31, 2012)

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