Filip The Belgian Bull Verlinden
Current Rank
-
Height
190 CM / 6'2"
Nationality
Belgium
Weightclass
Light Heavyweight
Weight
95 KG / 209 LBS
Social Media

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 5-6-0 (0 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 8:44 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 2:0 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 9.42 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 9.39 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 0.03 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 49.05% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Loss Jason Wilnis Glory 28: Paris
Mar 12 2016
Decision - Unanimous
Loss Mourad Bouzidi Glory 22: Lille
Jun 05 2015
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Artem Levin Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing
Jun 21 2014
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Melvin Manhoef Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing
Jun 21 2014
Decision - Majority Icon fighter video play
Win Israel Adesanya Glory 15: Istanbul
Apr 12 2014
Decision - Unanimous
Loss Saulo Cavalari Glory 11: Chicago
Oct 12 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Steve McKinnon Glory 9: New York
Jun 22 2013
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Loss Tyrone Spong Glory 9: New York
Jun 22 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Lucian Danilencu Glory 6: Istanbul
Apr 06 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Remy Bonjasky Glory 4: Tokyo
Dec 31 2012
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Fabiano Cyclone Glory 2: Brussels
Oct 06 2012
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play

Fighter Bio

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Filip
Verlinden
5-6-0 (0 KO) Belgium

WKA World Champion

IFMA World Champion Muay Thai

Belgium Champion

Filip Verlinden is known as 'The Puncher' because of his preference for boxing, and his hero is Manny Pacquiao. Several opponents have said he is the fastest fighter they have ever faced and now that he has moved from heavyweight to light-heavyweight, that speed is only going to increase.

Verlinden had a lot of amateur fights before turning professional. He became the IFMA Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion in 2010 before vacating the belt to turn professional and fight with distinction in the Muay Thai Premier League on his way to earning a GLORY contract. 

GLORY 6 ISTANBUL saw Verlinden make his light-heavyweight debut. Walking around at 100 kilograms, he previously fought at heavyweight but with GLORY making 95 kilograms a flagship division, Verlinden is now able to fight in his natural weight category and show the world what he is truly capable of.

Despite his extensive experience at amateur and professional, Verlinden until recently had bad problems with nerves before and during a fight. Sometimes the nerves affected him so badly that he would literally throw up in his corner between rounds. 

But that didn’t stop him knocking people out and getting the job done once hostilities resumed. Taking a cue from other top fighters with similar nerves issues - such as Georges St Pierre - he worked extensively with sports psychologists and was able to overcome it. Verlinden was a force even when affected by nerves. Without them he is a very dangerous package indeed.