Kickboxing event GLORY 65 is held tonight (May 17) at Central Studios in Utrecht, Netherlands. Alex Pereira tops the fight-bill in defense of his middleweight title against former champion Jason Wilnis. In addition, the pair meets for the third time. Their previous bouts ended in favor of the latter. At the official weigh-in ceremony conducted on Thursday the current champion tipped the scales at 84.7 kg. The challenger was 84.4 kg.
In the co-main event Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defends his lightweight title against Marat Grigorian. The contest is the fifth encounter between the two inside the square circle. The defending champion came out victorious from all previous bouts. Sitthichai weighed-in at 69.5 kg. Grigorian declared 69.4 kg.
Also on the main card Yousri Belgaroui showed 85 kg for his middleweight bout against Donovan Wisse, who was 84.4 kg. Eyevan Danenberg and Yassine Ahaggan came in at 82.8 kg and 84.8 kg respectively for their middleweight battle that kicks off the main card.
The GLORY 65 SuperFight Series programme is headlined by women’s super bantamweight encounter between Sofia Olofsson and Christi Brereton. Both athletes weighed-in at 54.7 kg. The winner of the contest gets a title shot taking on the reigning champion in the division Anissa Meksen at the recently announced GLORY 66 scheduled for June 22 in Paris.
The complete fight card and weigh-in results for GLORY 65 can be found below.
GLORY 65 fight card
GLORY 65 Utrecht
Alex Pereira (186.7 lbs / 84.7 kg) vs. Jason Wilnis (186.1 lbs / 84.4 kg)
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (153.2 lbs / 69.5 kg) vs. Marat Grigorian (153 lbs / 69.4 kg)
Yousri Belgaroui (187 lbs / 85 kg) vs Donovan Wisse (186.1 lbs / 84.4 kg)
Eyevan Danenberg (182.5 lbs / 82.8 kg) vs. Yassine Ahaggan (187 lbs / 84.8 kg)
GLORY 65 SuperFight Series
Sofia Olofsson (120.6 lbs / 54.7 kg) vs. Christi Brereton (120.6 lbs / 54.7 kg)
Itay Gershon (153 lbs / 69.4 kg) vs. Luke Whelan (153.4 lbs / 69.6 kg)
Bailey Sugden (142.2 lbs / 64.5 kg) vs. Thong Fairtex (142.6 lbs / 64.7 kg)
Junior Tafa (258.6 lbs / 117.3 kg) vs. Cihad Kepenek (256.4 lbs / 116.3 kg)
Tyjani Beztati (153.4 lbs / 69.6 kg) vs. Josh Jauncey (153.9 lbs / 69.8 kg)
GLORY 65 Preliminary Card
Matt Baker (187.2 lbs / 84.9 kg) vs. Kevin van Heeckeren (186.1 lbs / 84.4 kg)
Dani Traore (168.4 lbs / 76.4 kg) vs. Ammari Diedrick (168 lbs / 76.2 kg)
Jos van Belzen (154.3 lbs / 70 kg) vs. Percy de Maeyer (153.4 lbs / 69.6 kg)