Alistair Overeem to Meet Heavyweight Champ Rico Verhoeven at Glory 'Collision 3'

By Blaine Henry Aug 23, 2021


Alistair Overeem will make a big splash in his Glory Kickboxing debut.

The promotion announced Monday that Overeem and Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven will lock horns on Oct. 23 in the Netherlands as part of the Glory “Collision 3” card. Sherdog.com previously reported that Glory will return to the GelreDome with a large-scale event that just gained some additional star power.

Known as “The Prince of Kickboxing,” Verhoeven has been near perfect in Glory with a 23-1 mark. His resume includes victories over the likes of Badr Hari, Jamal Ben Saddik, Antonio Silva, Anderson “Braddock” Silva, Benjamin Adegbuyi, Gokhan Saki and many, many more. Most recently, Verhoeven scored dominant wins over Hesdy Gerges and Tarik Khbabez to win the Glory 77 four-man heavyweight tournament in January.

Overeem recently signed with Glory after being released by the UFC. The former Strikeforce, DREAM, and K-1 champion Overeem enjoyed a 12-8 run in the UFC, unsuccessfully challenging for heavyweight gold in 2016.

Tickets for Glory “Collision 3” will go on sale Sept. 14 and will be available early to those who bought tickets for Glory 78 “Badr Hari vs. Arkadiusz Wrzosek ,” which takes placeon Sept. 4.

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