Martial arts icon and former Muscle & Fitness profilee, Raymond ‘The Real Deal’ Daniels is an old school karate knockout artist who ends fights in spectacular fashion, but in order to claim the title this Friday in Las Vegas, he’ll have to finish off welterweight phenom Nieky ‘The Natural’ Holzken who recently TKO’d Daniels in Glory 19 to win the welterweight contender tournament. Holzken is undefeated under the GLORY banner and riding an eight-fight winning streak in the organization.

Will Daniels have enough to avenge his recent loss at the hands of Holzken? Judging from the video below, he’s definitely up for the challenge. With a sixth-degree black belt in Kenpo, sixth-degree black belt in shotokan, fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do, and numerous world championships under his belt, he’s a living martial arts legend that can do some serious damage in the ring.

Get an up-close and personal look at ‘The Real Deal’ in this must-see video that highlights Raymond Daniels — the fighter, the martial artist, the teacher, and the family man. 

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas plays host to GLORY 23 on Friday, Aug. 7, featuring Raymond Daniels (27-2, 17 KO) battling Nieky Holzken (86-11, 45 KO) in the headline bout. Don’t miss the action-packed five-fight affair airing live on Spike TV at 11/10c .