On Thursday, Nov. 1, GLORY will hold a pre-fight press conference for GLORY: Collision. The event features a heavyweight mega-fight between current champion Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari. The pair will meet on Saturday, Dec. 10 from the König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.
The 27-year-old Verhoeven has won 10 of his last 11 bouts, including five straight title defenses inside the GLORY ring. Since defeating Daniel Ghita to earn the title at GLORY 17, he’s bested Errol Zimmerman, Benjamin Adegbuyi (twice), Mladen Brestovac and Anderson “Braddock” Silva. The Dutchman bested Silva at GLORY 33 on Sept. 9.
Hari, meanwhile, has won five straight, including four by way of stoppage. The 31-year-old Dutch-Moroccan hold mores than 100 career kickboxing wins, with more than 90 coming via knockout.
GLORY: Collision is scheduled to be a stand-alone, four-fight card, preceded by separate five-fight cards for both GLORY 36 and the GLORY 36 SuperFight Series. The event is slated to feature world title bouts in multiple weight-classes and a one-night, four-man contender tournament.
Additional fights for the event, as well as the broadcast details, are expected to be revealed during the press conference, which kicks off live above at 11 a.m. ET.