Rico Verhoeven vs Badr Hari 2 unprecedented tickets demand
Rico Verhoeven (r) and Badr Hari (l) face off at the weigh-ins ahead of their first battle | Pic: James Law, Glory Sports International

Rico Verhoeven vs Badr Hari 2

Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari square off for the second time on December 21 at GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands (Dec. 22 AEST). The pair headlines kickboxing event GLORY Collision 2: Unfinished Business. The non-title bout is scheduled for three rounds at heavyweight.

The public tickets sale for a highly anticipated rematch started this week. Yet, it had to be postponed due to an unprecedented demand which caused system outage exceeding its capabilities.

“Demand came mostly from the Netherlands but also from Japan, the USA, Canada, Brazil and as far afield as Honduras. In the opening minutes of the pre-sale we were selling a thousand tickets per minute,” GLORY Kickboxing reported.

Although thousands of sales were completed, some fans were unable to complete their purchases. Those affected are encouraged to email the promotion at info@gloryworldseries.com (via statement).

“With these fans having taken the trouble to register for the pre-sale, we are determined to make our best efforts to make this situation right and ensure that they are able to purchase tickets for this event.

Accordingly, we have decided to implement a pause to allow the system to catch up on processing transactions. Tomorrow’s Public Sale will be postponed until we conclude the pre-sale orders and issues.

The new Public Sale date will be announced via GLORY’s website and social media channels and in enough advance time to allow fans to prepare for it.”

Additional bouts and more information for GLORY Collision 2 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Heavyweight Rico Verhoeven vs. Badr Hari