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Cavalari upsets Danyo Ilunga to advance to the Glory 18 final match

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Zack Mwekassa has found out who his opponent will be later tonight on Spike TV for the Glory 18 headliner. Saulo Cavalari has upset Danyo Ilunga to face Mwekassa in the final match of the show.

The three judges voted unanimously 30-27 for Cavalari in the Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semifinal. The bout took place at the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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Saulo came into the fight as the third-ranked light heavyweight. Ilunga was the top-ranked light heavyweight.

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Ilunga, who took longer to prepare at the beginning as his trainer was putting medicine and water on his back right before the fight started, was no match for Cavalari.

It is only Ilunga’s second Glory loss, as he is now 6-2 in the organization and 56-6-0 overall. Cavalari is 3-1 in Glory and 29-2-0 overall.

Ilunga, who is a notoriously slow starter, cost him. The Brazilian was able to use his power to take the top-ranked opponent out of his game.

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With this fight going the distance, it could hurt Cavalari, as Mwekassa had more rest. The Congo fighter had a second-round knockout.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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