Rico Verhoeven vs Badr Hari 2 headlines GLORY Collision
Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari at the end of their first bout in December 2016 | Pic: Facebook/ RicoVerhoeven

Rico Verhoeven vs. Badr Hari 2

Heavyweights Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari square off in the “three years in the making” rematch on December 21 at GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands. The contest headlines the event titled “GLORY Collision 2: Unfinished Business”.

Their first outing in December 2016 ended in the second round. Verhoeven took the win by TKO after Hari received arm injury.

The press conference launching the upcoming event is scheduled for this Thursday, October 17 in Amsterdam at 4:00 PM (local time) live on the official YouTube Channel and Facebook page of GLORY Kickboxing. Verhoeven and Hari will come face to face for the first time since 2016.

Riding the eleven-fight win-streak Rico Verhoeven (55-10-0, 16 KO) is a current GLORY Heavyweight champion. He was last seen in action in September 2018 in Amsterdam, where he retained his belt by a unanimous decision against Guto Inocente. Before that he defeated Mladen Brestovac, Jamal Ben Saddik, Antonio Silva, among others.

K-1 kickboxing legend Badr Hari (106-13-0, 92 KO) last fought in March 2018 in Rotterdam, where he scored a unanimous decision against Hesdy Gerges. The verdict was later overturned and declared “No Contest”, after both fighters tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Over the course of his career Hari defeated the likes of Peter Aerts, Alistair Overeem, Gokhan Saki, to name a few.

Other bouts featured on the GLORY Collision 2 fight card are yet to be announced.