The line up is set for GLORY 24, which takes place at Magness Arena in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 9, 2015.
No. 2-ranked GLORY Middleweight Joe Schilling (19-6) will take on the No. 3-ranked Jason Wilnis (24-5-1) in the main event. Wilnis is filling in for injured GLORY Middleweight champion Artem Levin. The Dutchman last fought in April at GLORY 20, losing in the four-man "Contender" tournament final to Simon Marcus.
Schilling, who competes in both kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA), recently suffered a knockout loss in Bellator MMA to Hisaki Kato. In his last fight in GLORY competition, "Stitch 'em Up" won a one-sided unanimous decision over Robert Thomas at GLORY 19 in February.
Pat Barry was supposed to make his GLORY return, but he has suffered an elbow injury, according to a recent GLORY press release; therefore, his originally scheduled co-main event fight against Karl Roberson has been pulled for the Spike TV-televised card.
In its place will be a fight in the Middleweight division between the GLORY 23 "Qualifier" tournament champion, Dustin Jacoby (6-6), and No. 4-ranked Wayne Barrett (5-3). Jacoby knocked out Casey Greene and Ariel Sepulveda to earn the Ramon Dekkers trophy at GLORY 23 in August. Barrett last fought at GLORY 20, losing in the semifinal round to the aforementioned Marcus.
The night's four-man "Contender" tournament will take place in the Heavyweight division. The semifinal match ups are Benjamin Adegbuyi (19-3) vs. Mladen Brestovac (43-9-1) and Ben Edwards (36-10-3) vs. Jahfar Wilnis (22-5-1).
Adegbuyi recently lost a unanimous decision to current champion Rico Verhoeven at GLORY22 and is currently the No.1-ranked Heavyweight in the division. His counterpart, Brestovac, is currently ranked No. 5 and last fought for GLORY at GLORY 14 in Zagreb, knocking out No. 6-ranked Wilnis. Edwards -- the No. 8-ranked Australian -- last fought in the "Contender" tournament at GLORY 16, losing to Errol Zimmerman via technical knockout.
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