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Nieky Holzken vs. Raymond Daniels for vacant title targeted for GLORY 23 in Las Vegas


GLORY is hitting Sin City and bringing a title fight with it.

Dutch knockout artist Nieky Holzken will take on the always-exciting Raymond Daniels for the welterweight title in the main event of GLORY 23 on Aug. 7 at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, sources confirmed with The bout will be officially announced Friday during the GLORY 22 broadcast on Spike TV.

Sherdog originally reported the Holzken-Daniels fight.

Joe Valtellini had to give up the belt this week due to a bout with post-concussion syndrome, according to Bloody Elbow. There is no timetable for his return.

Holzken, 31, beat Valtellini for the welterweight title in December 2013, but had to forfeit it due to a shoulder injury last year. Valtellini, 30, claimed it by beating Marc de Bonte at GLORY 14 last June. Daniels, 35, has lost to both men, but is known as one of the most electrifying athletes in kickboxing -- and a master of spinning techniques.

Holzken won the GLORY 19 welterweight contender tournament in February by beating Alexander Stetsurenko in the semifinals and Daniels via third-round knockout in the finals. Daniels is coming off a 51-second knockout of Justin Baesman at GLORY 21 last month in San Diego.

The GLORY 23 main card will air live on Spike TV. It marks the first time the leading kickboxing organization comes to Las Vegas.

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