Kickbokser Jason Wilnis is Friday failed for the world championship to recapture the middleweight. He lost in his hometown Utrecht on Glory 65 of the Brazilian Alex Pereira.
Wilnis was still kind of start against Pereira, but he got in the first round yet immediately first for eight count, after a sharp high-kick and not much later a knockout after a knee to the chin.
The 28-year-old Wilnis picked up in september 2016, however, the world title. He was, however, in april 2017 his championship belt already lost after a defeat in Copenhagen against the Canadian Simon Marcus.
Wilnis was until Friday, the third ranking middleweight in Glory. He won eight of his fifteen previous fights.
Pereira had the belt since October 2017 in his possession. He defended his title three times successfully, and won seven of his ten previous fights.
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Wilnis-Pereira main event of Glory 65
Wilnis-Pereira was the main event of Glory 65. Also in the lightweight there was a battle for the world title. The Armeen Harut Grigorian was surprisingly too strong for the Thai defending champion Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong.
Grigorian, who in the Netherlands trains, was from the outset impressed with a number of powerful punches, and eventually by the jury unanimously considered the winner.
Sitsongpeenong is one of the most dominant kickboksers of this time and went for the first time in three and a half years back at the biggest kickboksorganisatie in the world.
Rico Verhoeven hopes at the end of this year again in action. The world champion in the heavyweight demands of Glory, that he in december in the ring against Badr Hari.