Muay Thai/Kickboxing Events — 20 February 2017
GLORY 38 Chicago: This Friday at the Sears Centre Area

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For the third time since 2013, the Sears Centre Arena will host GLORY on Friday, February 24th.

GLORY, one of the world’s premiere kickboxing league will host GLORY 38 Chicago and GLORY 38 SuperFight Series.

The rubber match between GLORY light heavyweight champion Artem Vakhitov (17-5, 7 KO) of Russia and Brazilian rival Saulo “Cassius Clay” Cavalari (60-4, 49 KO) will headline GLORY 38 Chicago. The pair have split their first two meetings.

Vakhitov has been dominant since joining the organization, compiling a 6-1 record. The lone loss came against Cavalari at GLORY 20 Dubai in April of 2015.

Cavalari has been equally impressive under the GLORY banner with a 7-2 record that includes a loss to Vakhitov at GLORY 28 Paris in March.

GLORY 38 Chicago Fight Card

  1. Light Heavyweight World Title Headline Bout: Artem Vakhitov vs. Saulo Cavalari
  2. Light Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
  3. Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Antoine Pinto
  4. Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Danyo Ilunga vs. Ariel Machado
  5. Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Zack Mwekassa vs. Zinedine Hameur-Lain

GLORY 38 SuperFight Series Fight Card

  1. Heavyweight Headline Bout: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Anderson Silva
  2. Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Cătălin Moroșanu vs. Maurice Greene
  3. Welterweight Bout: Murthel Groenhart vs. Thongchai
  4. Welterweight Bout: Paweł Jędrzejczyk vs. Daniel Morales
  5. Lightweight Bout: Łukasz Pławecki vs. Niclas Larsen

“Titles changing hands, career-defining tournament victories, and all-time great knockouts; when it comes to GLORY, the Chicago area has had it all,” said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin. “We’ve found a great partner in the Sears Centre Arena and we’re hoping to make Chicago a regular on the yearly calendar.”

How to Watch
If you’re unable to make it to the Sears Centre you have the following two options:

  • GLORY 38 Chicago will be broadcast live at 9:30 p.m. (central time) on ESPN3
  • GLORY 38 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively at 6:00 p.m. (central time) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Tickets for GLORY 38 Chicago and GLORY 38 Super Fight Series are priced at $170, $100, $55, and $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at and the Sears Centre Arena box office. For more information, visit

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