GLORY Collision 2: Everything you need to know
Collision 2 takes place at the 31,000 sold out GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands on December 22 (AEDT). The fight card comprises a total of 13 bouts with 2 titles contested on the night. The event airs live on UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event Rico Verhoeven makes the ninth defense of his GLORY heavyweight title against Badr Hari. The pair meets in a highly anticipated rematch of their first fight held three years ago. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.
Also on the night, Alex Pereira makes the fifth defense of his GLORY middleweight belt against Ertugrul Bayrak. The title bout is also scheduled for five rounds.
The rest of the card features a series of three-round bouts with local and international competitors. The roster includes the likes of former World Kickboxing Network heavyweight champion Stephane Susperregui, former GLORY featherweight champion Serhiy Adamchuk, to name a couple. The complete fight card can be found below.
Doors open at 4 pm local time. The first fight is schedule for 5 pm local time.
Rico vs Badr 2
Dutch Rico Verhoeven (55-10, 16 KO) is a reigning GLORY heavyweight champion. “The King of Kickboxing” earned the belt in 2014, after winning the four-man world championship tournament a year earlier.
Moroccan-Dutch Badr Hari (106-13, 92 KO) is a former K-1 and It’s Showtime heavyweight champion. “The Golden Boy” is widely considered as one of the greatest heavyweight kickboxers of all time.
Verhoeven and Hari first met in December 2016. The scheduled for three rounds non-title bout ended in the second round. Hari sustained arm injury and Verhoeven took the win by TKO.
The official weigh-in ceremony for Collision 2 was conducted a day before the fight show. All athletes made the required limit.
Hari was first to step on the scales, showing 110.9 kg. Verhoeven declared 118.2 kg.
How to watch Collision 2
While the attendees can witness the action as it happens at the venue, kickboxing fans can watch GLORY Collision 2 live online on UFC Fight Pass. The undercard is also scheduled on various TV networks in selected countries and on inPlayer.
The main card date and time in Europe is set for Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 9 pm CET. Kickboxing fans in the UK can watch Rico vs Badr 2 on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8 pm GMT. The US broadcast is scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 3 pm ET.
In Australia Collision 2 airs on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 7 am AEDT on UFC Fight Pass.
International broadcast details for GLORY 74 SuperFight Series, GLORY 74 Arnhem and GLORY Collision 2 can be found here.
The complete GLORY Collision 2: Rico vs. Badr results can be found below.
Rico Verhoeven def. Badr Hari by TKO (knee injury, R3 at 0:59)
Luis Tavares def. Stephane Susperregui by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 29-27 x3)
Mohammed Jaraya def. Massaro Glunder by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x4)
Zakaria Zouggary def. Asa Ten Pow by unanimous decision (30-27 x5)
Alex Pereira def. Ertugrul Bayrak by KO (left hook, R1 at 3:00)
Serhiy Adamchuk def. Aleksei Ulianov by split decision (29-28 x3, 27-30 x2)
Ariel Machado def. Michael Duut by unanimous decision (29-26, 30-25 x4)
Itay Gershon def. Li Sanjin by majority decision (28-28, 30-26 x4)
Antonio Plazibat def. Jahfarr Wilnis by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x4)
Donovan Wisse def. Cesar Almeida by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 30-26 x3)
Nordine Mahieddine def. Cihad Kepenel by extra round split decision (10-9 x4, 9-10)
Ulric Bokeme def. Kevin van Heeckeren by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x4)
Rebekah Irwin def. Yi Xu by unanimous decision (29-28 x5)