An exciting rematch in the light heavyweight division has been added to the GLORY 78 fight card.
The event is set to take place on July 17.
The light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira will put his title on the line against the person he defeated in order to capture it – Artem Vakhitov. The Brazilian beat the Russian at GLORY 77 at the beginning of 2021.
GLORY 78 is headlined by kickboxing legend Badr Hari (106-15-0, 92 KO, Morocco), who will take rising heavyweight contender Arkadiusz Wrzosek (12-5-0, 7 KO, Poland) in the main event. Hari is coming off a third-round TKO loss to Benjamin Adegbuyi last December, while Wrzosek’s last appearance took place in November 2019, where he defeated Demoreo Dennis via second-round TKO.
Two additional title fights will take place at GLORY 78 as well. As Alex Pereira is vacating the middleweight championship, Donovan Wisse (15-1-0, 8 KO, Suriname) will battle Yousri Belgaroui (27-6-0, 13 KO, Tunisia) for the undisputed middleweight title. This fight will be a rematch between Wisse and Belgaroui, which saw Wisse win the first fight by unanimous decision in May of 2019. In the lightweight division, Tyjani Beztati (19-4-0, 6 KO, Morocco) will clash with Elvis Gashi (23-1-0, 11 KO, Albania) for the division’s vacant title. The former title challengers are eager to show the world why they are the best lightweights in the world, now that the title has been vacated.