On Friday, May 17, GLORY Kickboxing will host its 65th event from Central Studios in Utrecht, Netherlands.
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.
The preliminary-card action kicks off live on the promotion’s YouTube page at 11:30 a.m. ET. The night’s SuperFight Series streams live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 1 p.m. ET, with the main card airing live at 3 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins which took place Thursday, May 16.
GLORY 65 Weigh-in Results
Alex Pereira (186.7 lbs / 84.7 kgs) vs. Jason Wilnis (186.1 lbs / 84.4 kgs) – for middleweight title
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (153.2 lbs / 69.5 kgs) vs. Marat (153 lbs / 69.4 kgs) – for lightweight title
Yousri Belgaroui (187 lbs / 85 kgs) vs Donovan Wisse (186.1 lbs / 84.4 kgs)
Eyevan Danenberg (182.5 lbs / 82.8 kgs) vs. Yassine Ahaggan (187 lbs / 84.8 kgs)
Sofia Olofsson (120.6 lbs / 54.7 kgs) vs. Christi Brereton (120.6 lbs / 54.7 kgs)
Itay Gershon (153 lbs / 69.4 kgs) vs. Luke Whelan (153.4 lbs / 69.6 kgs)
Bailey Sugden (142.2 lbs / 64.5 kgs) vs. Thong Fairtex (142.6 lbs / 64.7 kgs)
Junior Tafa (258.6 lbs / 117.3 kgs) vs. Cihad Kepenek (256.4 lbs / 116.3 kgs)
Tyjani Beztati (153.4 lbs / 69.6 kgs) vs. Josh Jauncey (153.9 lbs / 69.8 kgs)
Matt Baker (187.2 lbs / 84.9 kgs) vs. Kevin van Heeckeren (186.1 lbs / 84.4 kgs)
Dani Traoré (168.4 lbs / 76.4 kgs) vs. Ammari Diedrick (168 lbs / 76.2 kgs)
Jos van Belzen (154.3 lbs / 70 kgs) vs. Percy de Maeyer (153.4 lbs / 69.6 kgs)
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