Glory Kickboxing makes its debut in mainland China, producing the 12-fight bill on Saturday October 14 in Guangzhou. The program comprises two chapters with Glory 46 Super Fight Series streamed on UFC Fight Pass and Glory 46 China live on ESPN3. The fight card includes a series of kickboxing bouts, professional Sanda contest, as well as the middleweight championship defense.
Reigning heavyweight champion Dutch Rico Verhoeven headlines Glory 46 Super Fight Series taking on MMA veteran out of Brazil Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The non-title bout is scheduled for three-rounds. At the weigh-in ceremony conducted on Friday Verhoeven showed 118.7 kg. Silva was 129.3 kg.
The co-headline bout features Chinese Shanghai Gao (74.4 kg) up against Argentine Alan Scheinson (74.9 kg) at catchweight of 75 kg. In addition American middleweight Andre Walker (84 kg) squares off local Wei Zhou (83.9 kg).
In the main event at Glory 46 China Canadian Simon Marcus faces Brazilian Alex Pereira in defense of the middleweight title. Stepping on the scales the champion declared 84.2 kg. The challenger was 84.4 kg.
Also on the card Australian heavyweight Junior Tafa (131.8 kg) goes up against the representative of the country-host Quanchao Luo (121.8 kg) . The complete weigh-in results and full fight card can be found below.
Glory 46 fight card
Glory 46 Super Fight Series
Heavyweight headline bout: Rico Verhoeven (118.7) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (129.3)
Catchweight (75 kg) Shanghai Gao (74.4) vs. Alan Scheinson (74.9)
Middleweight Wei Zhou (83.9) vs. Andre Walker (84)
Catchweight (53 kg) Jia Liu (52.9) vs. Zaza Sor. Aree (53)
Catchweight (68 kg): Lei Xie (67.9) vs. Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao (66.9)
Lightweight Qinghao Meng (69.5) vs. Pascal Schroth (69.4)
Professional Sanda Hongxing Kong (59.5) vs. Yang Sun (64.3)
Glory 46 China
Middleweight Simon Marcus (84.2) vs. Alex Pereira (84.4) – title fight
Featherweight tournament final: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Quanchao Luo (121.8) vs. Junior Tafa (131.8)
Featherweight tournament semifinal B: Chenglong Zhang (64.7) vs. Quade Taranaki (64.7)
Featherweight tournament semifinal A: Chenchen Li vs. Masaya Kubo