Alex Pereira (Lucas Johnson/Combat Press)

GLORY 65 Features Two Title Fights on May 17

GLORY Kickboxing has announced the date and location of its next fight card.

The promotion will touch down at Central Studios in Utrecht, Netherlands on Friday, May 17 for its 65th event. The card will be headlined by a pair of title fights.

In the main event of the event, reigning middleweight champion Alex Pereira puts his belt on the line against former champion Jason Wilnis. The pair have met twice previously, with Wilnis topping the champion on both occasions. The Brazilian Pereira enters the title defense riding a four-fight winning streak. Holland’s Wilnis recently got back in the win column at GLORY 63 in Houston.


Gold will also be on the line in the co-main event as Thailand’s Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong faces a familiar foe in challenger Marat Grigorian. The bout will mark the fifth meeting between two of the sport’s best lightweights, and third clash with the GLORY title at stake. Sitthichai has come out victorious on the scorecards in all four previous meetings. The pair most recently collided at GLORY 57 in China, with the champion retaining his belt via split decision.

Additional bouts for the event, as well as broadcast details, are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.