Glory 40 results: Simon Marcus defeats Jason Wilnis and becomes the middleweight kickboxing champion
Kickboxing promotion Glory 40 Copenhagen aired live on ESPN 2 on Saturday April 29. The program comprised the five-fight bill with the middleweight championship headlining the show.
The defending champion Jason Wilnis of Holland faced off Simon Marcus of Canada. The pair has previously fought twice, with each fighter collecting the win. After five rounds of action the trilogy ended in a split judges decision. Marcus was proclaimed as a new title holder reclaiming the belt he had previously held. The official score cards stated: 48-47, 47-48, 46-49, 49-46, 48-47.
In the co-main event the lightweight Niclas Larsen of Denmark took a unanimous decision against Yodkhunpon of Thailand (29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27). The program also showcased a four man middleweight contender tournament. In the first semi-final Alex Pereira of Brazil won the fight by TKO in Round 3 scoring three knockdowns against Burim Rama of Sweden. In the second semi-final Yousi Belgaroui of Tunis defeated Agron Preteni of Croatia by a unanimous decision (30-26 x5). Belgaroui won the final against Pereira, also by a unanimous decision (30-27 x5). The reserve fighter was Nikola Kovacevic of Norway.
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In the main event Jamie Bates of England defeated Richard Abraham of the US by a unanimous decision in the welterweight bout (29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27). In the co-main event Mohammed El-Mir of Denmark also scored a unanimous decision over Simon Santana of Norway in the featherweight bout (29-28 x5).
Also on the card, Freddy Kemayo of France defeated Imad Hadar of Morocco scoring the TKO with punches in Round 2 in their light heavyweight encounter. The lightweight bout between Josh Jauncey of Canada and Antonio Gomez of Spain also ended in the second round. The doctor stopped the fight due to a cut of Spanish, which proclaimed Canadian as the winner by TKO. Yuhang Xie of China defeated Chris Mauceri of the US by a unanimous decision in the featherweight bout that started the program (29-27, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26).