Saulo Cavalari debuted for GLORY Kickboxing in 2013 at GLORY 11, defeating Filip Verlinden by unanimous decision. He won a light heavyweight tournament held at GLORY 18, defeating Danyo Ilunga and Zack Mwekassa. After defeating Artem Vakhitov in a title eliminator at GLORY 20, Cavalari defeated Mwekassa at Bellator MMA & GLORY: Dynamite I to win the then-vacant GLORY Light Heavyweight Title.
Cavalari’s reign was short-lived, however, as he lost the title to Vakhitov at GLORY 28. The two would have a trilogy bout with the title on the line at GLORY 38 nearly one year later, with Cavalari losing once again.