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LiverKick Podcast January 14th, 2018: GLORY: Redemption, Kunlun Finals and More

Alright, so the last episode was garbled up by audio problems galore, then the holidays happened, Jay went on vacation and finally, here we are, a month later, with a new episode of the LiverKick Podcast. But, of course, this time we try to make up for it by going over GLORY: Redemption, talking about some of the other big stories that have happened in the last month or so, like Badr Hari’s GLORY signing and more. We also brush upon K-1 Japan happenings, just how big of a star is Tenshin Nasukawa compared to Takeru and the upcoming Kunlun [read more]

The 2017 LiverKick Awards: Fighter of the Year – Rico Verhoeven

In a way, selecting the 2017 fight of the year was a lot easier than it should have been. While there were a lot of standout fighters in 2017, including a lot of fighters that went on to become world champions or do incredible things, nobody really had a crazy year. Superbon, who was easily the fighter of the year, suffered a loss near the tail end of the year that helped to bring him down just a peg or two. A loss or two shouldn’t really derail someone, but when it comes to measuring who the most important fighter [read more]

Rico Verhoeven is the Champion that Kickboxing Needs

After letting the action from GLORY: Redemption settle into the ether for a week, there are a few things that have people in the kickboxing world talking, namely the return of Badr Hari in March and who he should fight. There are other stories as well, like where does Nieky Holzken go from here, but they haven’t found as much traction. What’s perhaps been the most interesting story is one of the more subtle ones, which is the story of Rico Verhoeven once again cementing his place at the top of the kickboxing world. At GLORY: Redemption Rico Verhoeven was [read more]

Enfusion Promoter Pursuing Legal Action Against Badr Hari, Claiming They Had An Agreement

The big news coming out of this past weekend was that elusive bad boy of the kickboxing world, Badr Hari, had finally put his name on the dotted line with GLORY kickboxing. For the 33-year-old fighter who has lost years off of the prime of his career by searching for money fights while spending time in and out of the courtrooms and prison cells, this was the most logical decision and the best way to cement his legacy. Kickboxing isn’t exactly a sport that a fighter can jump around from promoter to promoter and make a steady living like boxing [read more]

Rico Verhoeven Stops Jamal Ben Saddik in Fifth Round at GLORY: Redemption

The culmination of GLORY’s big, year-end GLORY: Redemption event was a catharsis worth the wait when Rico Verhoeven, who was on his way to what was most likely a decision victory over Jamal Ben Saddik, was able to put away one of the few men with a win over the champion late in the fifth round, sealing off GLORY’s 2017 with a bang. pic.twitter.com/0gS6mgWqtM — Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) December 9, 2017 While Ben Saddik was looking strong early, having Rico hurt in round one, he began to lose steam in round two, with Verhoeven taking over by controlling the pace [read more]

GLORY: Redemption, GLORY 49 and GLORY 49 SuperFight Series Results

Finally, the time is upon us for GLORY’s big, year-end PPV event: Redemption, featuring Rico Verhoeven vs. Jamal Ben Saddik for the GLORY Heavyweight title. The four-fight GLORY: REDEMPTION pay-per-view event begins at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT and is available for purchase now at UFC.TV for $29.99 or €25. The five-fight card for GLORY 49 SuperFight Series streams live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT. The five-fight card for GLORY 49 Rotterdam will be carried live on ESPN3 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT. Follow us on [read more]

GLORY: Redemption Weigh-In Results and Video

Tomorrow GLORY presents their year-end spectacular in GLORY: Redemption, featuring Rico Verhoeven vs. Jamal Ben Saddik for the GLORY Heavyweight Championship. There’s also GLORY 49 Rotterdam, GLORY 49 SuperFight Series immediately prior. The four-fight GLORY: REDEMPTION pay-per-view event begins tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT and is available for purchase now at UFC.TV for $29.99 or €25. The five-fight card for GLORY 49 SuperFight Series streams live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT. The five-fight card for GLORY 49 Rotterdam will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at [read more]

Now’s The Time For Rico Verhoeven vs. Alistair Overeem

If you follow MMA, this past weekend was one marked by a somewhat unremarkable UFC 218, but most importantly, it featured former K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 champion Alistair Overeem against up-and-coming heavyweight crusher Francis Ngannou. Here we are, just days out, and Alistair Overeem, head cocked back by the force of Ngannou’s uppercut, has become a meme all while Ngannou is set to become the next dominant heavyweight in the UFC that looks unstoppable. If you are asking why this is pertinent to GLORY, the answer is simple: it’s been clear for the past few months that GLORY has [read more]

WATCH: The Rico Verhoeven and Jamal Ben Saddik Pull-Apart Staredown

GLORY: Redemption happens in December, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to get hyped for it. Yesterday in the Netherlands GLORY held a press conference for their big, year-end PPV event and it involved a customary staredown between the two headliners for their GLORY World Heavyweight Championship bout. Things got heated, exacerbated by Ben Saddik apparently spitting on Verhoeven during their staredown and officials needing to keep both men restrained. Of course, Rico, being the consummate professional that he is, was a bit more collected. If you want to check out the full video, you can do so [read more]

GLORY Hammers Out Card for GLORY: Redemption PPV

GLORY will be closing out the year with their new, year-end tradition of a huge, triple-card featuring a Rico Verhoeven title fight as the linchpin at GLORY: Redemption. Rico Verhoeven will be defending the GLORY Heavyweight Championship against Jamal Ben Saddik, while also featured on the PPV will be Zakaria Zouggary vs. Petchpanomrung for featherweight contendership, a rematch between Danyo Ilunga and Michael Duut and Anderson “Braddock” Silva against Xavier Vigney. The GLORY 49 SuperFight Series is headlined by a Middleweight World Championship bout between champion Alex Pereira and Yousri Belgaroui, Nieky Holzken fighting Alim Nabiyev, Ismael Londt vs. D’Angelo [read more]