Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong WUD5 Christian Baya (Retains GLORY Lightweight Title)
Sitthichai put on another masterful performance in winning a easy unanimous decision against Baya. Baya tried to figure out Sitthichai in the first, but ate some hard left legs. By late in the second, Baya was backing up and Sitthichai pushed the action. Sitthichai varied his offense attack, and his defense was on point also. Baya only landed an estimated 3 out of 27 strikes in round one. Baya was able to land a shot here and there, but Sitthichai dominated en route to a shutout on four judges scorecards at 50-45. One judge charitably gave Baya a round and scored the fight 49-46 for Sitthichai. Baya is an excellent fighter but was out of his league against the Thai wizard.
Omar Moreno WD4 Casey Greene Welterweights 3 x 3 (77 kg)
Moreno survived a first round knockdown and dug down to defeat Greene by extra round decision. Greene had the better of the action when the two fought at boxing range. Moreno fights out of the southpaw stance, and landed some punches and kicks but Greene’s hands were doing more damage. In the third, Greene had Moreno backing up and seemed to be headed to victory. Moreno though landed a knee to the head late, and followed up with a right hook, left straight, and uppercut to cause an eight count. With seconds left, Moreno landed a push kick to the chest that knocked Greene down and the ref called a knockdown even though Greene jumped right back up. Greene was gassed and Moreno was the busier fighter in the extra round to get the win. Moreno is now 27-7-1(9). The unlucky Greene dips to 5-8(2).
Omari Boyd SD3 Daniel Morales Welterweights 3 x 3 (77 kg)
Boyd is a veteran who competed in W5 last year. Morales is a hometown Chicago kid. Morales looked to fight inside, and he ate a few unchecked leg kicks in the first round. Morales had a better second, landing some hooks and body shots. Morales did a better job of checking low kicks also, but Boyd was also scoring with punches and more active with kicks and knees. Boyd was up 2-0 on the cards heading into the third. Boyd was gassed in the third, throwing wide punches but Morales wasn’t able to capitalize and Boyd won a 4-1 split decision. Scores were 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 for Boyd, and a lone dissenter at 28-29 Morales. Boyd proposed to his girlfriend after the fight, and she accepted. Boyd’s record is now 11-1.
Diego Llamas TKO1 Justin Houghton Catchweight Bout 3 x 3 150 lbs (68 kg)
LLamas, who trains in California but is originally from Mexico, successfully debuted with a first round TKO. Llamas has a boxing background and showed sharp hands. A right hand stunned Houghton. A couple of follow up punches snapped Houghton’s head back. Houghton held on. When the referee broke them up, Houghton was groggy and the bout was halted. Official time was 1:40. Llamas improves to 11-3(9). Houghton, who took the fight on 2 weeks notice, dips to 2-3.
Fight Cancellation: The heavyweight fight between Oklahoma slugger Haze “The Hooligan” Wilson and Anthony McDonald was a late scrap. Glory announced McDonald was unable to compete around 45 minutes before the show.