Chinese Kickboxing promotion Glory of Heroes will be hosing it’s first event in Brazil this weekend.
Glory of Heroes 7 will take place in Sao Paulo and will feature the re-match between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya.
Pereira and Adesanya originally fought at Glory of Heroes 1 in April of 2016. Pereira won the three round fight by unanimous decision.
Since their first fight Pereira has not been as active as Adesanya. He has fought twice, his most recent a loss to Artur Kyshenko at Kunlun Fight 48 in mid 2016. Adesanya, however, has been very active since the loss to Pereira. He put together a six fight win streak and earned a Glory middleweight title shot. Adesanaya came up short in his bid for Glory gold as he lost a decision to current champion Jason Wilnis this past January.
Since their first bout Adesanya has really increased his profile, and many thought he would win the Glory middleweight title. Pereira on the other hand has somewhat disappeared. A win over Adesanya again will definitely remind everyone that he is still around and a viable contender.
The rest of the fight card will be filled with Glory of Heroes regulars like Qiu Jianliang and Zeqi Deng as well as Brazilian based fighters.
Glory of Heroes 7 Fight Card:
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya
Yinghua Tie vs. Robson Minotinho
Marcus Vinicius vs. Yi Zhou
Alex Oller vs. Tao Zhou
Qiu Jianliang vs. Paolo Tebar
Bruno Gazani vs. Hao Shengbin
Zeqi Deng vs. Hector Sanitago
Kong Long vs. Paulo Pizzo
Fernando Nonato vs. Wei Gaojie