GLORY Collision: Rico Verhoeven vs. Badr Hari
20 July 2017
The largest Glory Kickboxing event ever is smashing its way to PPV on December 10, 2016 at the year-end show in Oberhausen, Germany.
The epic night showcases the highly-anticipated match up of heavyweight warriors, Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari and a Welterweight championship battle between Nieky Holzken and Cedric Doumbé.
Verhoeven, the reigning Glory Kickboxing Champion, looks to keep his heavyweight legacy intact with a major win over his controversial rival. After winning the Glory title in 2014, he has dominated the division ever since; defending his title 4 straight times with notable victories over Benjamin Adegbuyi and Anderson "Braddock" Silva. Former K-1 heavyweight and It’s Showtime Heavyweight Champion, Badr Hari enters the Glory ring on a 5 fight win streak with a 2015 TKO victory over Ismael Londt at the Akhmat Fight Show in Russia. After repeatedly calling out Verhoeven, Hari finally gets his shot in Glory with the young heavyweight phenom. Prepare for an all out heavyweight war.
Undefeated since 2012, Glory Welterweight Champion and Team Hayabusa Athlete, Nieky Holzken defends his title for the 5th consecutive time against Glory newcomer, Cedric Doumbé.
See below for the full list of kickboxing fights:
The full main card for GLORY: COLLISON
- Heavyweight Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven vs. Badr Hari
- Welterweight World Title Bout: Nieky Holzken (c) vs. Cedric Doumbé
- Heavyweight Bout: Ismael Londt vs. Jamal Ben Saddik
- Super Bantamweight Grand Prix Final Bout: Semifinal A Winner vs. Semifinal B Winner
The five-fight GLORY 36 Germany:
- Lightweight World Title Bout: Sittichai (c) vs. Marat Grigorian
- Lightweight Tournament Final Bout: Semifinal A Winner vs. Semifinal B Winner
- Featherweight Co-Headline Bout: Mosab Amrani vs. Fabio Pinca
- Lightweight Tournament Semifinal B: Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai vs. Hysni Beqiri
- Lightweight Tournament Semifinal A: Davit Kiria vs. Anatoly Moiseev
The five-fight GLORY 36 SuperFight Series:
- Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Danyo Ilunga vs. Michael Duut Welterweight
- Co-Headline Bout: Harut Grigorian vs. Danijel Solaja Super Bantamweight
- Grand Prix Semifinal B: Tiffany van Soest vs. Jessica Gladstone
- Super Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal A: Isis Verbeek vs. Amel Dehby
- Lightweight Bout: Andrej Bruhl vs. Tyjani Beztati
Earlier that night also features a lightweight title fight between current champion, Sittichai Sitsongpeenong and Marat Grigorian two Super Bantamweight Grand Prix bouts. Muay Thai champion and MMA star Tiffany "Time Bomb" van Soest (15-2-1, 5 KO) meets Canadian challenger Jessica “Thumper” Gladstone (6-6, 2 KO) in one semifinal match-up, while 21-year-old Dutch prospect Isis "Fight Queen" Verbeek (9-3, 5 KO) takes on undefeated Amel Dehby (28-0, 11 KO) of France. The winners of each semifinal match-up will advance to the Grand Prix tournament final – the opening bout of GLORY: COLLISION.
GLORY: COLLISION begins at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, Dec. 10. Available on Pay-Per-View via the UFC.tv digital service at ufc.tv/glorycollision.
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