BROOMFIELD, Colo.–Dustin Jacoby (9-7) was on an absolute tear before losing to Simon Marcus (44-3-2) by unanimous decision at GLORY 30 this past May. The defeat brought his five-fight win streak to a screeching halt, but now he gets a chance to right the wrong in the rematch later tonight at GLORY 34.
Jacoby, 28, was off his game that night and got knocked down twice during the bout.
“You know, last fight I went into the fight thinking of the knockout real big and trying to knock him out,” Jacoby told MMAmania.com inside Dave and Busters after the weigh ins on Thursday in between bites of an orange and sips of pedialyte. The No.2-ranked GLORY Middleweight was rehydrating after making weight (186.5) for the co-main event. “This fight I need to go in and not be so focused on the knockout, just think of movement, speed and power and the knockout will come.”
Meanwhile, Marcus lost the GLORY middleweight title to Jason Wilnis via technical knockout (TKO) at GLORY 33 on September 9, 2016. Wilnis scored three knockdowns in the third round to win the title. It is undoubtedly a quick turnaround–the fastest of his career following a defeat–for the former GLORY champion after enduring a loss like that. Not to mention, Jacoby is one of the heaviest hitters in the middleweight division.
“In my opinion, I think it is a quick turnaround regardless of who you are fighting,” said Jacoby,” who has endured his share of knockout losses. “I think with blows to the head we need to take caution with them and we need to take it slow. Only he knows how he is feeling. He knows how he felt that fight and how he feels right now. As long as he is cleared from the commission. He signed the ….View full article
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