On Friday, Sept. 14, GLORY Kickboxing returned to the Windy City, visiting the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
In the night’s main event, middleweight champion Alex Pereira rematched the man he defeated to capture the belt, Simon Marcus. The pair met previously at GLORY 46 in Guangzhou, China. After five rounds, it was the Brazilian Pereira who took home a unanimous decision victory and the belt. Pereira was riding high after back-to-back title defenses against Yousri Belgaroui, the latter of which came via highlight-reel, first-round knockout. Marcus rebounded from his title defeat, demolishing Zack Wells at GLORY 52 and besting former champion Jason Wilnis at GLORY 56 in Denver to earn another shot at gold.
The GLORY 58 main card also featured a heavyweight clash between multiple-time title challenger Benjamin Adegbuyi and veteran Jahfarr Wilnis.
The SuperFight Series portion of the event was highlighted by another heavyweight tilt, as Junior Tafa meets Haze Wilson. A four-man welterweight tournament also took place on the UFC Fight Pass-broadcast card.
GLORY 58 kicked off with a preliminary card streaming live on the promotion’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and Pluto TV 215 at 6:45 p.m. ET. The SuperFight Series streamed live on UFC Fight Pass at 8:30 p.m. ET. The main card, including the Pereira-Marcus title match-up, aired live at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3.