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.
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