Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2021-01-30, great performance by both fighters: the kickboxing fight Artem Vakhitov vs Alex Pereira gets three stars.
The former WMC muay thai and current Glory light-Hw champion Artem Vakhitov entered this fight with a professional kickboxing record of 21-5-0 (8 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super cruiserweight in the world. He lost to Saulo Cavalari in their first fight in 2015 (via split decision) but then he has won eight consecutive matches taking revenge on Cavalari, in 2016 and in 2017 (Cavalari vs Vakhitov 2 and Vakhitov vs Cavalari 3), and beating Donegi Abena in his last bout (Artem Vakhitov vs Donegi Abena). If you want to watch one of Vakhitov’s best fights, we suggest Artem Vakhitov vs Danyo Ilunga 2, match that took second place in the top 10 Users’ kickboxing Fights of the Year 2018.
His opponent, the current Glory Mw and former Wako world champ Alex Pereira, has an official record of 41-6-0 (30 knockouts) and he entered as the No.1 cruiserweight. He lost to Yousri Belgaroui in 2017, but then he has won eight matches taking revenge on Belgaroui twice and defeating Donegi Abena (bout ranked in the top 10 Users’ kickboxing Fights of the Year 2019, Alex Pereira vs Donegi Abena) and Ertugrul Bayrak in his last two (Alex Pereira vs Ertugrul Bayrak). Pereira vs Vakhitov, main event of the Glory 77, is valid for the Glory light heavyweight title (Vakhitov’s sixth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Glory 77: Rotterdam
Where: Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Division: super cruiserweight (210 lbs, 95.5 kg)
Title: Glory light heavyweight Championship
Vakhitov vs Pereira result:
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Alex Pereira defeated Artem Vakhitov via split decision.
Glory 77 fight card (main fight):
Rico Verhoeven vs Tarik Khbabez final
Artem Vakhitov vs Alex Pereira
Cedric Doumbe vs Murthel Groenhart 3
Tarik Khbabez vs Levi Rigters semi-final
Rico Verhoeven vs Hesdy Gerges semi-final
Vakhitov vs Pereira full fight video / highlights:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube or Dailymotion or Facebook and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)
Highlights – we are going to post the full fight as soon as we find it
Here is Pereira’s post-fight interview after his match at Glory 77.