The details of Alistair Overeem’s bout against GLORY Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion Rico Verhoeven have been revealed.
In an appearance on The MMA Hour on Monday, Alistair Overeem confirmed that he will be challenging Rico Verhoeven for the GLORY heavyweight kickboxing title in the Netherland’s GelreDome, which has a capacity of over 30,000 fans.
This bout will serve as part of a multi-fight deal with GLORY and will take place on October 23 as part of the GLORY: Collision 3 pay-per-view. The event will be available for streaming via GLORYFights.com. Keep it locked on MMANews.com for any additional updates on this October GLORY event featuring one of MMA’s most recognized heavyweights.
[ORIGINAL STORY PUBLISHED AUGUST 5, 2021, 8:00 PM]
A massive kickboxing match between GLORY Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion Rico Verhoeven and Alistair Overeem is being discussed.
GiveMeSport is reporting that the matchup is in the works. No bout agreements have been signed but the hope is that a deal can be made for a fight before the close of 2021. No location has been confirmed but Arnhem in the Netherlands is a possibility.
Overeem turned some heads when it was announced that he is returning to the world of kickboxing. “The Reem” was released from his UFC contract after suffering a second-round TKO loss at the hands of Alexander Volkov back in February.
Verhoeven has been dominant in the heavyweight division for seven years. He’s held the Glory Heavyweight Title since June 2014. He’s riding a 13-fight winning streak and has had nine successful title defenses. Along the way, he even won the Glory 77 heavyweight tournament.
Overeem vs Verhoeven would be “The Reem’s” first kickboxing match since December 2010. He stopped Peter Aerts via first-round TKO to win the K-1 World Grand Prix. Overeem is 10-4 as a kickboxer, while Verhoeven is 58-10.
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