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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]

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]

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]

Rico Verhoeven vs. Jamal Ben Saddik II Headlines GLORY Card in December

Just who exactly deserves a shot at GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven? GLORY has had a wealth of challengers emerge since the last time that Verhoeven defended the title at GLORY 33 in September of 2016, but the one that stood out the most to them was Jamal Ben Saddik. Verhoeven, who has a record of 51-10 has lost to very few people in his career, but one of those fighters was Jamal Ben Saddik in 2011 via stoppage. Since then Verhoeven’s stock has risen beyond measure while Jamal Ben Saddik has had his ups and downs in his career, [read more]