Moneyshot: Right-hand KO earns bonus award for Pereira

Moneyshot: Right-hand KO earns bonus award for Pereira

Wednesday, Aug 01 2018 by John O'Regan

Alex Pereira has been awarded the ‘Performance of the Night’ award for his stoppage win over Yousri Belgaroui in the main event of GLORY 55 NEW YORK.
 
Pereira, making a second defense of his middleweight title, stopped Belgaroui with a thunderous right hand late in the first round. 
 
Drifting across to his left side, he triggered a right cross from Belgaroui, but knew it was coming and so was able to deploy his own counter-right which ended the fight even as he was sidestepping Belgaroui’s own effort to end the fight.
 
Pereira is now 4-0 in his last four GLORY outings with three of those wins by stoppage inside the distance. 
 
His win over Belgaroui also makes him the winner of their trilogy: he lost to Belgaroui at GLORY 40 but stopped him with a cut at GLORY 49.
 
Pereira earns an extra $5,000 for his fight-ending efforts. The award is accorded by an internal GLORY panel.
 
Featherweight newcomer Asa Ten Pow narrowly missed out on scooping the award for his first-round bodyshot finish on the Superfight Series section of the card.
 
GLORY’s next event takes place in Denver, Colorado next week as The Mile-High-City plays host to DENVER 56 GLORY on Friday, August 10 at the 1stBANK CENTER.