Badr Hari vs Benjamin Adegbuyi: New fight date set for GLORY Kickboxing 76

GLORY 76: Badr vs. Benny

Heavyweight kickboxers Badr Hari and Benjamin Adegbuyi received a new date for their three-round matchup. The pair is set to battle it out in the headliner of GLORY 76 on November 7.

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The Badr vs. Benny fight was initially expected to take place at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Holland in June, serving as the headliner of GLORY 78. GLORY 76 was meant to take place at AED Studios in Antwerp, Belgium in March. Both events have been postponed due to pandemic. The latter has now been rescheduled.

Badr Hari (106-14, 92 KO) was last in action in December 2019, when he faced the reigning heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven in the rematch. Although being dominant during the first two rounds, which includes a pair of knockdowns (watch here), K-1 veteran lost the fight by TKO.

Badr Hari dominates Rico Verhoeven
Badr Hari puts pressure on Rico Verhoeven in their 2019 rematch / Pic: GLORY Kickboxing

Hari suffered leg injury, after executing a spinning back kick in Round 3. As a result he was unable to continue (more on this here).

The referee Atsushi Onari waved the fight off. Verhoevenm, consequently, took the win and retained his belt.

Badr Hari gets injured in rematch with Rico Verhoeven
Badr Hari gets injured in rematch with Rico Verhoeven and is unable to continue / Pic: GLORY Kickboxing

Benjamin Adegbuyi (34-6, 19 KO) last fought in November 2019, scoring the win against D’Angelo Marshall by unanimous decision also in rematch. Prior to that he was KO’d by Jamal Ben Saddik in the first round of the GLORY Heavyweight World Grand Prix 2018 finale.

There is no tickets for GLORY 76. The event takes place behind closed doors at a studio location in Holland, with no public in attendance.

Nevertheless, kickboxing fans can watch GLORY 76: Badr vs. Benny live on UFC Fight Pass. The start time is expected to be announced closer to the event.

In the co-main event of GLORY 76 the current welterweight champion Cedric Doumbe (73-6-1, 43 KO) defends his belt against former titleholder Murthel Groenhart (68-24-3, 39 KO). The pair meets in the trilogy fight.

The rest of fight card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

GLORY 76 fight card

  • Badr Hari vs. Benjamin Adegbuyi – Heavyweight
  • Cedric Doumbe (c) vs. Murthel Groenhart – Welterweight title fight
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