Yes, It's Showtime were bought and absorbed by GLORY back in June, but the long time kickboxing promotion still has one upcoming event. It takes place on November 10 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, featuring six Brazillian fighters who all qualified for the card by winning tournaments under the WGP promotional banner, a partner of It's Showtime for this event. The six Brazillians will face off against six It's Showtime fighters. WGP released the fight card today, and here's what it looks like.
In the main event, Sahak Parparyan will defend his It's Showtime 85kg World Title against Alex Sandro Pereira. Pereira won a one night tournament in July and then won another one night tournament in August to qualify for this fight. I think the title shot is appropriate as I think he's the best fighter out of the Brazillians that qualified. Even if he loses, if he puts up a good fight he'll get his name out there. Sahak comes off a win over Jason Wilnis in September and is also fighting in the Enfusion finals in December.
Bellator veteran Thiago Michel has been doing a lot of kickboxing lately, and he was the lone Brazillian fighter on the main card who didn't have to win a tournament to get here. Michel faces Steve Poort, a young, highly touted up and comer out of the Netherlands, with the fight being at 73kg. Poort is actually still in the B class as of his last fight in the Netherlands but nonetheless, he has the goods and it should be interesting to see how Michel does against better competition than what he's been fighting in kickboxing.
Hafid el Boustati is on a roll with his shock win over Robin van Roosmalen, followed up by a win over Hysni Beqiri in September. He faces Wallace Lopes, at 70kg. At 77kg, Duoli Chen faces Rogerio Bezerra.
The two light weight fights on the card aren't typical weights that It's Showtime uses. Sergio Wielzen vs. Emerson Falcao will be contested at 63kg, with Falcao having won the WGP 63kg qualifying tournament to get on this card. At 66kg, Marcus Vinicius won an eight man tournament just under two weeks ago to qualify, and he'll face Raz Sarkisjan, who's known for upsetting Masaaki Noiri back in May.