Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven Collide on UFC FIGHT PASS this Weekend

LOS ANGELES – The GLORY® World Heavyweight Championship showdown between Rico Verhoeven and the legendary Badr Hari will stream on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, GLORY announced today.

The hotly anticipated rematch between the two greatest heavyweight strikers in combat sports takes place at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands on Saturday, December 21, with the broadcast starting at 9pm Central European Time / 12 noon Pacific Time / 3pm Eastern Time.

Reigning “King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven (55-10, 16 KO’s), won the December 2017 match vs Hari on a second round injury stoppage. Since the 30-year-old has underlined his claim to being the greatest heavyweight in the sport’s history with another five victories.

Meanwhile Hari, who has an astonishing 92 knockouts from 106 career wins and has also defeated a who’s who kickboxing, is fully recovered from the arm injury he sustained in his first meeting with Verhoeven. He is predicting a knockout in front of the record-breaking crowd next week.

Marshall Zelaznik, GLORY CEO, said: “This rematch is the biggest fight in GLORY’s history. It is a legacy fight for both heavyweights – each lays claim to being the greatest kickboxer in heavyweight history, but there can only be one winner on Saturday night. 

“We are excited to reach an agreement with our partners at UFC FIGHT PASS to bring this special event to fight fans around the world.”

FIGHT PASS subscribers in the US, UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia will be able to witness the four-fight event as part of their subscription. 

For fight fans around the world outside of various markets, GLORY: COLLISION II will be available on UFC FIGHT PASS PPV (UFCFIGHTPASSPPV.COM) on a Pay-Per-View basis. Please check http://www.glorykickboxing.com/ for full worldwide tune-in details.

Crowley Sullivan, UFC FIGHT PASS Vice President and General Manager, added: “I’m thrilled to have reached an agreement with GLORY to bring the biggest rematch in heavyweight kickboxing history to our subscribers and to pay-per-view buyers around the world.

“Rico vs Badr II is one of the most anticipated fights of the year and will be an explosive way to end a great year of fights on UFC FIGHT PASS.”

The COLLISION II portion of the huge event at the GelreDome is the crowning segment of what will be a six-hour extravaganza of striking action. The full card Saturday, December 21 looks like this:
 

GLORY: COLLISION 2

Rico Verhoeven vs. Badr Hari

World Heavyweight Title Bout

Luis Tavares vs. Stéphane Susperregui
Light Heavyweight Bout

Mohammed Jaraya vs. Massaro Glunder
Lightweight Bout

Zakaria Zouggary vs. Asa Ten Pow
Featherweight Bout


GLORY 74 ARNHEM

Alex Pereira vs. Ertugrul Bayrak

Middleweight Bout

Serhii Adamchuk vs. Aleksei Ulianov
Featherweight Bout

Michael Duut vs. Ariel Machado
Light Heavyweight Bout

Itay Gershon vs. Li Sanjin
Lightweight Bout 


GLORY 74 SUPERFIGHT SERIES

Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Antonio Plazibat
Heavyweight Bout

Donovan Wisse vs. Cesar Almeida
Middleweight Bout

Cihad Kepenek vs. Nordine Mahieddine
Heavyweight Bout

Kevin van Heeckeren vs. Ulric Bokeme
Middleweight Bout

Yi Xu vs. Rebekah Irwin
Super-Bantamweight Bout

Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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