On Saturday, Dec. 10, GLORY will hold its biggest fight card to date, dubbed GLORY: Collision. The pay-per-view event features a heavyweight mega-fight between current champion Rico Verhoeven and the sport’s bad boy, Badr Hari. The pair will meet at 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 defeated 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 holds more than 100 career kickboxing wins, with more than 90 of those wins coming via knockout.
Also on the pay-per-view portion of the card, welterweight king Nieky Holzken will put his title on the line against Cedric Doumbé. That won’t be the only title fight on the card, as lightweight champion Sittichai Sitsongpeenong takes on Marat Grigorian in the main event of the GLORY 36 portion of the card, and the promotion will crown a women’s super bantamweight champion on the pay-per-view portion of the card.
The event kicks off Saturday with the five-fight GLORY 36 main card streaming live on ESPN 3 at 11 a.m. ET. The five-fight GLORY 36 SuperFight Series follows live and free on UFC Fight Pass at 1:30 p.m. ET. Finally, the four-fight GLORY: Collision portion of the event kicks off at 4 p.m. ET, live on pay-per-view.
Above is video of the staredown between headliners Verhoeven and Hari (courtesy of GLORY Kickboxing), while the results of the event’s weigh-ins appear below.
Nieky Holzken (169.8) vs. Cedric Doumbé (168.7) – for welterweight title
Ismael Londt (270.5) vs. Jamal Ben Saddik (290.8)
Danyo Ilunga (207.2) vs. Michael Duut (207.9)
Harut Grigorian (158.7) vs. Danijel Solaja (159.8)
Tiffany van Soest (119.9) vs. Jessica Gladstone (121.9) – super bantamweight grand prix semifinal
Isis Verbeek (119.7) vs. Amel Dehby (119) – super bantamweight grand prix semifinal
Andrej Bruhl (150.8) vs. Tyjani Beztati (149)
Sittichai Sitsongpeenong (151.7) vs. Marat Grigorian (153) – for lightweight title
Mosab Amrani (142.4) vs. Fabio Pinca (141.5)
Antonio Gomez (152.8) vs. Hysni Beqiri (152.8) – lightweight tournament semifinal
Dylan Salvador (151.2) vs. Anatoly Moiseev (153.7) – lightweight tournament semifinal