On Thursday, Sept. 13, GLORY hosted the weigh-ins for GLORY 58 Chicago, GLORY 58 SuperFight Series and the GLORY 58 prelims from Sheraton Suites Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.
The four-fight GLORY 58 Chicago card will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT.
The five-fight GLORY 58 SuperFight Series card will stream live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT.
The GLORY 58 prelims will stream live tomorrow on the GLORY YouTube channel, as well as the GLORY Facebook page, and Pluto TV channel 215 with an expected start time of 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
Please find the results, video and photos of today’s weigh-ins below:
GLORY 58 CHICAGO WEIGH-IN RESULTS
Middleweight Title Headline Bout:
Alex Pereira (187 lb / 84.8 kg) vs. Simon Marcus (184.5 lb / 83.7 kg)
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)
GLORY 58 SUPERFIGHT SERIES WEIGH-IN RESULTS
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)
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout 2:
Casey Greene (169.5 lb / 76.9 kg) vs. Troy Jones (170 lb / 77.1 kg)
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout 1:
Mike Lemaire (170 lb / 77.1 kg) vs. Omar Moreno (169 lb / 76.7 kg)
GLORY 58 PRELIMS WEIGH-IN RESULTS
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)
GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced a world title rematch slated for GLORY 58 Chicago, taking place at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 14.
Middleweight champion Alex “Po Atan” Pereira (28-6, 18 KO, fighting out of Brazil) will be facing a familiar opponent at GLORY 58 Chicago, squaring off against Simon “The One” Marcus (48-4-2, 27 KO, fighting out of Canada) in a rematch of their bout that took place 11 months prior.
Last year at GLORY 46 China, Pereira managed to upset then-champion Marcus, signifying the start of his title reign and reversing the foes’ roles as champion and challenger.
In the time since, Pereira has defended the belt twice, with Yousri Belgaroui serving as the opponent on both occasions. His most recent victory over Belgaroui came by way of highlight-reel knockout at GLORY 55 New York in July.
Meanwhile, Marcus picked up two wins of his own since dropping the belt to Pereira. The two-fight streak began with a first-round TKO of Zack Wells in March and culminated with a decision over longtime rival Jason Wilnis earlier this month at GLORY 56 Denver.
A featherweight fight between No. 6-ranked Anvar Boynazarov (93-26-2, 54 KO, fighting out of Thailand) and 20-year-old prospect Bailey “Bad Boy” Sugden (11-2, 2 KO, fighting out of England) has also been added to GLORY 58 Chicago, completing the five-fight card.
Local Favorites Richard Abraham and Malik Watson-Smith Join Welterweight-Heavy Fight Card at GLORY 58 Chicago
GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced six bouts – four in the stacked welterweight division – to take place when the promotion returns to Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 14.
Two Chicagoland favorites have been added to GLORY 58 Chicago, both participating in separate welterweight scraps.
Illinois native Richard “Maximus” Abraham (13-6, 4 KO, fighting out of the United States) attempts to defend home turf when Omari “The Body Snatcher” Boyd (11-1, 1 KO, fighting out of the United States) brings the battle, and his three-fight winning streak, to Chicago.
Chicago’s own Malik “FreeSmoke” Watson-Smith (59-24, 36 KO, fighting out of the United States) returns to the ring for his toughest test to date, squaring off against No. 8-ranked Alan “Superboy” Scheinson (51-7, 37 KO, fighting out of Argentina).
The current fight card for GLORY 58 Chicago can be found below:
GLORY 58 Chicago
Heavyweight Bout: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Jahfarr Wilnis
Welterweight Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Omari Boyd
Welterweight Bout: Alan Scheinson vs. Mailk Watson-Smith
GLORY 58 Chicago will be carried:
Friday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT – Live on ESPN3
Sunday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT – Replay on ESPN2
Sunday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT – Replay on ESPN Deportes (Spanish-language broadcast)
Before GLORY 58 Chicago gets underway, eight elite strikers will showcase their skills during GLORY 58 SuperFight Series.
At just 21 years old, Junior “The Juggernaut” Tafa (18-3, 14 KO, fighting out of Australia) is already a heavyweight contender on the rise. In the GLORY 58 SuperFight Series headline bout, his No. 6-ranking will be put to the test by heavy-handed Haze “The Hooligan” Wilson (24-3, 19 KO, fighting out of the United States).
Two-time IFMA World Championships bronze medalist Matt “The Butcher” Baker (21-6, 10 KO, fighting out of the United States) battles Muay Thai practitioner, WAKO Team USA kickboxer and GLORY newcomer Thomas Jenkins (3-1, fighting out of the United States) at middleweight.
GLORY 58 SuperFight Series will also feature a one-night qualification tournament, with four American welterweights competing to punch their ticket to an upcoming contender tournament.
In the first of two tournament semifinal bouts, Mike “The French Rock” Lemaire (20-5, 8 KO, fighting out of the United States) meets Omar “Marsiano” Moreno (27-7-1, 9 KO, fighting out of the United States). Heading into their first round match-up, Lemaire and Moreno are each on a two-fight winning streak under the GLORY banner.
On the other side of the tournament bracket, GLORY veteran Casey “Go” Greene (5-8, 2 KO, fighting out of the United States) looks to get back on the winning track against Troy “Trouble” Jones (7-1, 6 KO, fighting out of the United States), who debuted for the promotion with a win over Paul Banasiak at GLORY 52 SuperFight Series in March.
The five-fight card for GLORY 58 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 58 SuperFight Series
Heavyweight Headline Bout: Junior Tafa vs. Haze Wilson
Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Middleweight Bout: Matt Baker vs. Thomas Jenkins
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Casey Greene vs. Troy Jones
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Mike Lemaire vs. Omar Moreno
GLORY 58 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 14.
Additional fight card details for GLORY 58 Chicago, as well the GLORY 58 prelims, will be announced shortly.
Tickets for GLORY 58 Chicago, with prices ranging $35 – $170 are on sale now, available for purchase at searscentre.com and at the Sears Centre Arena box office.
GLORY 58 Chicago will be the promotion’s Fourth event during the Summer of GLORY 2018, a five-city campaign featuring can’t-miss events in New York, Denver, Shenzhen (China), Chicago and Amsterdam.