On Friday, Sept. 14, GLORY Kickboxing returns to the Windy City, visiting the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
In the night’s main event, middleweight champion Alex Pereira will rematch 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 is riding high after back-to-back title defenses against Yousri Belgaroui, the latter of which came via highlight-reel, first-round knockout. Marcus has 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 features a heavyweight clash between multiple-time title challenger Benjamin Adegbuyi and veteran Jahfarr Wilnis.
The SuperFight Series portion of the event is highlighted by another heavyweight tilt, as Junior Tafa meets Haze Wilson. A four-man welterweight tournament will also take place on the UFC Fight Pass-broadcast card.
GLORY 58 kicks 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 will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 8:30 p.m. ET. The main card, including the Pereira-Marcus title match-up, airs live at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
The fighters hit the scales on Thursday, Sept. 13.
Benjamin Adegbuyi (263 lb / 119.3 kg) vs. Jahfarr Wilnis (249 lb / 112.9 kg)
Richard Abraham (170.5 lb / 77.3 kg) vs. Omari Boyd (169 lb / 76.7 kg)
Bailey Sugden (143 lb / 64.9 kg) vs. Anvar Boynazarov (143 lb / 64.9 kg)
Junior Tafa (284 lb / 128.8 kg) vs. Haze Wilson (251.5 lb / 114.1 kg)
Matt Baker (186.5 lb / 84.6 kg) vs. Thomas Jenkins (184.5 lb / 83.7 kg)
Casey Greene (169.5 lb / 76.9 kg) vs. Troy Jones (170 lb / 77.1 kg) – welterweight tournament semifinal
Mike Lemaire (170 lb / 77.1 kg) vs. Omar Moreno (169 lb / 76.7 kg) – welterweight tournament semifinal
Houssam El Kasri (142 lb / 64.4 kg) vs. Kou Lee (141.5 lb / 64.2 kg)
Justin Moss (170 lb / 77.1 kg) vs. Paul Banasiak (169 lb / 76.7 kg)
Nick Chasteen (154.5 lb / 70.1 kg) vs. John Morehouse (155 lb / 70.3 kg)
Trevor Ragin (154 lb / 69.9 kg) vs. Lorawnt Nelson (154.5 lb / 70.1 kg)