The co-promoted event between Glory Kickboxing and Bellator MMA featured Kickboxing bouts and MMA bouts. The arena featured a ring and a cage set up. The main event for the Kickboxing portion featured Saulo Cavalari vs. Zack Mwekassa for the vacant light heavyweight championship.
Cavalari had already defeated Mwekassa by KO with a high kick in November of 2014. Kicks would be a huge part of Cavalari’s game plan as he came out looking to punish Mwekassa’s legs with kicks, while keeping his guard high to defend against Mwekassa’s powerful punches. In the second round a high kick from Cavalari connected and sent Mwekassa down, but the referee ruled it a slip rather than a knockdown. Mwekassa looked to punish Cavalari throughout the fight by going to the body with heavy punches, and showed improved kick defense in this bout.
Most fans were expecting this one to end with a knockout, but both men withstood the heavy strikes from the other and the bout when to the judges score cards after five rounds. Cavalari was declared the winner by majority decision with two judges awarding him the fight 48-46 and the third judge scoring the bout a draw 47-47.
Paul Daley and Francisco Gonzalez were the co-main event in the kickboxing portion of the show. Both fighters came out and put on a show. Daley started the fight of with a kick heavy attack, but Gonzalez was more than happy to counter with punches. They both mixed up their attacks nicely between the head and body. The fight was close, but the judges awarded Daley the win by unanimous decision. With the win Daley has now won seven consecutive Kickboxing bouts.