Alex Pereira and Artem Vakhitov have a date for their second fight. The pair is set to battle it out in the co-headliner of GLORY 78: Badr vs Wrzosek. Kickboxing event airs live on pay-per-view from Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland on Saturday, July 17.
Reigning light heavyweight champion Pereira (33-6-0, 21 KO) defeated former titleholder Vakhitov (21-6-0, 8 KO) by a controversial split decision this past January. The pair now has a chance to square the differences in a highly anticipated rematch.
The promotion also announced today that Pereira, the first fighter in GLORY to become two-weight champion, vacated his middleweight belt. A new champion is expected to be crowned at the upcoming event, when Donovan Wisse takes on Yousri Belgaroui.
In addition, among other newly added bouts, Nordine Mahieddine goes up against Raul Catinas at heavyweight.
In the main event of GLORY 78, K-1 legend Badr Hari meets Arkadiusz Wrzosek. The full fight card can be found below.
How to watch GLORY 78 live stream is yet to be announced.
GLORY 78 fight card
Badr Hari vs. Arkadiusz Wrzosek, 3 rounds, heavyweight
Alex Pereira vs. Artem Vakhitov, 5 rounds, light heavyweight – Pereira’s light heavyweight title
Donovan Wisse vs. Yousri Belgaroui, 5 rounds, middleweight – vacant middleweight title
Tyjani Beztati vs. Elvis Gashi, 5 rounds, lightweight – vacant lightweight title
Antonio Plazibat vs. Tarik Khbabez, 3 rounds, heavyweight
Tomas Mozny vs. Levi Rigters, 3 rounds, heavyweight
Nordine Mahieddine vs. Raul Catinas, 4 rounds, heavyweight
Luis Tavares vs. Sergej Maslobojev, 3 rounds, light heavyweight
Dmitry Menshikov vs. Mohamed Mezouari, 3 rounds, welterweight
Itay Gershon vs. Guerric Billet, 3 rounds, lightweight