Alex Pereira defeats Simon Marcus at GLORY 58 Chicago
Alex Pereira / Pic: GLORY Kickboxing / Instagram

Kickboxing event GLORY 58 took place at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Chicago on September 15 (AWST). The event featured a series of international bouts, with the middleweight title contested on the top of the bill.

The defending middleweight champion Alex Pereira faced the former titleholder Simon Marcus. The scheduled for five rounds bout went the distance.

Pereira took a unanimous decision win, making the third successful defense of his title. He as well took the second win against Marcus, following their first encounter in China last October.

On the Super Fight Series card Troy Jones was announced as the winner of the welterweight qualification tournament. In the semi-final he scored the first-round knockout win against Casey Greene, and was expected to face Mike Lemaire in the final. The latter took a unanimous decision against Omar Moreno, but was unable to proceed.

Also on the card heavyweight Junior Tafa stopped Haze Wilson in the first round. The complete results can be found below.

GLORY 58 results

GLORY 58 Chicago
Alex Pereira def. Simon Marcus via unanimous decision (48-46 x2, 49-45 x2, 50-44)
Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Jahfarr Wilnis via unanimous decision (29-26 x5)
Omari Boyd def. Richard Abraham via split decision (29-28 x4, 28-29)
Anvar Boynazarov def. Bailey Sugden via split decision (30-27, 29-28 x2, 28-29, 27-30)

Super Fight Series
Junior Tafa def. Haze Wilson via first-round TKO (referee stoppage, R1 1:35)
Matt Baker def. Thomas Jenkins via third-round KO (punch, R3 1:55)
Troy Jones def. Casey Greene via first-round KO (head kick, R1 1:00)
Mike Lemaire def. Omar Moreno via unanimous decision (29-27 x3, 30-26 x2)

Preliminary Card
Houssam El Kasri def. Kou Lee via third-round TKO (knee, R3 2:36)
Justin Moss def. Paul Banasiak via split decision (28-27 x4, 27-28)
Nick Chasteen def. John Morehouse via unanimous decision (30-27 x5)
Lorawnt Nelson def. Trevor Ragin via unanimous decision (30-27 x5)