Romanian star Catalin Morosanu sustained an injury and will be unable to face off against Greece’s Giannis Stoforidis at the Glory 50 Superfight Series February 16 in Chicago. Glory Kickboxing made the announcement in a press release this afternoon. Both Morosanu and Stofordis will be booked in a future Glory event.
Thai legend Sittichai is still slated to face off with Chris “Bad News” Baya in the Superfight Series main event. The new co-headline attraction will feature Oklahoma’s Haze “The Hooligan” Wilson facing off with Anthony “The Joker” McDonald in a three round heavyweight bout.
Haze the Hooligan was featured on a number of XFN events in Oklahoma. XFN is the kickboxing and MMA promotion run by former kickboxing champion Dale “Apollo” Cook. I’ve watched Wilson a few times, and he’s a big, solid guy who likes to come forward, but had problems when he faced a fighter who was slick and able to move on him. McDonald is listed at 6 feet 7 inches tall and is a southpaw. He’s gone 8-2 (6 Kos) so far as a pro. It should be interesting.
In a welterweight matchup, Omari Boyd will face Daniel Morales. Morales is a Chicago native of Mexican descent who lost to Richard Abraham in an all Chicago showdown last summer. It could be the last chance saloon for Morales, as he has lost 4 out of 5 fights in Glory. Boyd is 2-0 in Glory, but hasn’t fought for the promotion in a couple of years. Boyd is probably one of the best educated fighters you will hear about. He holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee State University.
The Glory 50 Superfight Series takes place at the UIC Pavillion located on the University of Illinois Chicago campus, and will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass at 8:30 ET/5:30 PST. The Glory 50 event will follow, and tickets purchased include both events. You can purchase tickets at the arena box office, in person at a Ticketmaster retail outlet, or on the Ticketmaster website.
GLORY 50 SuperFight Series
Lightweight Title Headline Bout: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (c) vs. Christian Baya
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Haze Wilson vs. Anthony McDonald
Welterweight Bout: Omar Moreno vs. Casey Greene
Welterweight Bout: Daniel Morales vs. Omari Boyd
Catchweight (150 lb) Bout: Diego Llamas vs. Justin Houghton