The International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) will continue its role as the primary regulatory body for upcoming GLORY events.

Since 2012, the ISKA has been working on GLORY’s behalf to ensure that rules and regulations are properly enforced by each local commission and international federation.

ISKA World President, Cory Schafer, weighed in on the continued alignment with the sport’s biggest promotion, “ISKA is very pleased to be in a position to contribute to GLORY’s well-earned success. We share a vision for the global development of kickboxing as a major world-wide sport and intend to use all of our resources to help ensure its realization.”

The extended relationship between the promotion and ISKA will also help to enhance fighter safety by making sure that all GLORY fighters are aware of the rules when competing inside the ring.

“ISKA is the go-to regulatory interface for ensuring that the ‘Ts’ are crossed and the ‘Is’ are dotted,” said Andrew Madigan, Global Head of GLORY Operations and Compliance. “You can feel a measurable rise in confidence with the fighter talent knowing that this vigilance is in place.”

GLORY will hold its 17th event on Saturday, June 21 from the Forum in Los Angeles. The event features a heavyweight bout between Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Sergei Kharitonov. It will air live on Spike TV. The event will be followed by the “Last Man Standing” pay-per-view which features an eight-man, single-elimination middleweight tournament, a welterweight title tilt between Marc de Bonte and Joe Valentini and a heavyweight title clash between Rico Verhoeven and Daniel Ghita.