The Glory 59 Prelims took place on Saturday prior to the Glory 59 Superfight Series.
The prelims were streamed live and free on the Glory Kickboxing YouTube channel, the Glory Facebook page, and also Pluto TV.
1. Stoyan Koprivlenski def. Anil Cabri-Unanimous Decision Lightweight/70 kg
Koprivlenski got a unanimous decision over Turkey’s Cabri. Koprivlenski is ranked fifth in the 70 kg division.
2. Donovan Wisse (SUR) def. Kevin van Heeckeren (NLD)-Unanimous Decision Middleweight
Wisse knocked down van Heeckeren early with a good punch, and dominated the three rounds en route to a clear victory. van Heeckeren absorbed some hard shots, and hung in there, coming forward on occasion. Wisse showed good poise and sharp hands in staying unbeaten. He’s now 11-0.
3.Miles Simson (SUR) def. Kevin Hessling (NLD)- TKO 1 Welterweight/77 kg
Simson got an early stoppage win to bounce back from his March loss to Mohamed Jaraya. Simson backed up Hessling, and then landed a good right hand set up by a jab. Hessling went down and beat the count but was still groggy. Official time was 54 seconds of round one.
4. Robbie Hageman (NLD) def. Brahim Kallah (MAR)- Unanimous Decision 72.5 kg Catchweight
Hageman had a good first round, throwing some nice combinations and using the ring well. Kallah tried to pick up his attack in round two, but seemed to already be tiring. Hageman landed some good knees to the body and inside low kicks in round two. A knee to the head dropped Kallah. In round three, Hageman again knocked down Kallah, this time with a left punch. Kallah continued to try but Hageman was the fresher and sharper fighter. Scores were 30-25 across the board.