In addition to the world title fight the card also featured a Light-Heavyweight Contender Tournament with a shot at the World Light-Heavyweight Championship on the line; Zack Mwekassa made it to the final by stopping Brian Collette in the first round while Saulo Cavalari outworked former #1 Danyo Ilunga before stopping Mwekassa by left-head kick to win the tournament.
In the co-main event, New York’s Wayne Barrett faced his toughest test to date when he met Jason Wilnis. It was his first Dutch opponent and he learned first-hand why Netherlands kickboxers have dominated the sport for the past two decades, Wilnis himself being on career-best form and very keen to prove a point following a controversial decision loss in his last outing.
GLORY’s next event – GLORY 19: Verhoeven vs Zimmerman – takes place Friday, December 19 and airs on Spike TV from 9pm ET. The headline bout sees master technician Rico Verhoeven defend the GLORY World Heavyweight Championship against ferocious power-puncher Errol Zimmerman in what is both a title fight and a rubber match between two bitter rivals.
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