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Meet Glory 12 headliner Wayne Barrett

Wayne Barrett in training for a Glory Kickboxing

(Credit: Glory Sports International)

With just three pro fights, Queens resident Wayne Barrett headlines the Glory 12 kickboxing event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

So who is this guy? Have a look at the video embedded below:

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Barrett will fight Joe Schilling in the main event on Spike. The televised portion of the card begins at 9 p.m. ET.

Here's...

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Glory kickboxing adds NY promoters

Andrew Ball TKOs James Smith Jr. for the

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Bellmore's Lou Neglia, a former world champion kickboxer who now runs Ring of Combat, was among the three New York City area promoters to establish official working relationships with Glory, the international kickboxing league announced Thursday.

The other two are Take-On Productions and Friday Night Fights.

They will all help to promote Glory's return to New York City on Nov. 23 at...

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Ryan LaFlare returns to win at Ring of Combat 43

LI's Ryan LaFlare trains for MMA title shot

The last time Ryan LaFlare fought inside a steel cage, everyone loved Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, Carmelo Anthony was a Denver Nugget and LeBron James was still a month away from making "The Decision."

Out of action for more than two and a half years because of injuries, LaFlare returned Friday night to the same set of results as every one of his previous fights: victory.

LaFlare,...

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