LIVE SATURDAY, OCT. 23 – HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: RICO VERHOEVEN vs. ALISTAIR OVEREEM
Arnhem, Netherlands – GLORY KICKBOXING, the world’s premier kickboxing league, right now introduced the total card for “GLORY: Collision 3” going down in Arnhem, The Netherlands reside from GelreDome Saturday, Oct. 23. Headlining the occasion, the blockbuster heavyweight title combat between defending champion Rico Verhoeven and UFC famous person and Okay-1 Champion Alistair Overeem.
GLORY: Collision 3 is out there solely by way of GLORYFights.com streaming platform beginning at 3:00 p.m. Jap time for $24.99 USD / €19.99 EURO.
Verhoeven is coming off a dominant efficiency on the GLORY 77 four-man heavyweight event final January, the place he cruised previous Hesdy Gerges and Tarik Khbabez to take residence the event title. Previous to the event, he defended his heavyweight title towards Badr Hari in December of 2019. GLORY: Collision 3 shall be an unprecedented tenth straight title protection match for Verhoeven when he squares off towards Overeem.
After an illustrious decade-long run within the UFC, Overeem signed with GLORY in June, returning to his kickboxing roots. He final competed within the sport in 2010, when he took residence the Okay-1 World Grand Prix
title. Now, going up towards Verhoeven, Overeem appears to reinstate his standing as the most effective heavyweight kickboxer on the earth.
Additionally featured on “Collision 3, high ranked contender Hamicha, who’s coming off three consecutive first-round knockouts, will tackle Eyevan Danenberg, who has received 4 of his final 5 matches and is coming off a primary spherical TKO win over Yassine Ahaggan at GLORY 65.
At heavyweight, Croatia’s Antonio Plazibat, a former Okay-1 champion who’s at the moment ranked sixth on the earth, will tackle UK’s James McSweeney, Overeem’s pal and coaching companion, who owns 31 knockouts and a complete of 53 wins as a pro-kickboxer. Plazibat is coming off a dominant displaying towards Tarik Khbabez only a month in the past at GLORY 78, ending the combat by knockout within the second spherical. “Collision 3” will mark McSweeny’s debut look contained in the GLORY ring.
Additionally within the heavyweight division, top-ranked contender Jamal Ben Saddik will tackle the #2 ranked Benjamin Adegbuyi. The combat is a rematch from December of 2018, the place Jamal Ben Saddik defeated Benjamin Adegbuyi within the finals of the GLORY 62 Eight-Man Heavyweight Event. Each males look to earn their proper to problem the winner of Verhoeven vs. Overeem for the heavyweight title.
Lastly, motion within the mild heavyweight division, because the #3 ranked Donegi Abena will face the #5 ranked Sergej Maslobojev. After difficult for the sunshine heavyweight title twice in 2019, Abena appears to rebound after falling to Luis Tavares by resolution in January of this yr. In the meantime, Maslobojev appears to maintain his momentum going after profitable his first two GLORY fights, together with a primary spherical TKO over Raul Mannaart at GLORY 75. Moreover, John King, who set the file for the quickest KO in GLORY when he knocked out Tommy Malton in 10-seconds at GLORY 72, will tackle Michael Duut, a local of the Netherlands who additionally owns a popularity as a knockout artist.
ALSO ON MAIN LIVE CARD:
DONEGI ABENA vs. SERGEJ MASLOBOJEV
JOHN KING vs. MICHAEL DUUT
JAMAL BEN SADDICK vs. BENJAMIN ADEGBUYI
JAMES MCSWEENEY vs. ANTONIO PLAZIBAT
HAMICHA vs. EYEVAN DANENBERG
Tickets for GLORY: Collision 3 are on sale now by way of: tickets.glorykickboxing.com.