37-8-1 (30 KO)
Jamal The Goliath Ben Saddik
Current Rank
#2 Heavyweight
Height
205 CM / 6'8"
Nationality
Morocco Morocco
Weightclass
Heavyweight
Weight
117.5 KG / 259 LBS
Social Media
Nickname
The Goliath
Age
31

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 11-7-0 (6 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 06:07 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 20:9 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 7.04 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 6.91 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 0.13 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 48.55 % Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Win Benjamin Adegbuyi Glory 81
Headline event
2022-08-20
KO
2:34 of Round 1
NO CONTEST Levi Rigters GLORY 80
2022-03-19
NO CONTEST
Loss Rico Verhoeven Glory 79: Collision 3
Championship Bout
2021-10-23
TKO
0:56 of Round 4
Win Junior Tafa Glory 62: Rotterdam
Quarter-final
2018-12-08
TKO
2:55 of Round 1
Win Benjamin Adegbuyi Glory 62: Rotterdam
Tournament Final
2018-12-08
KO
1:54 of Round 1
Win Guto Inocente Glory 62: Rotterdam
Semi-final
2018-12-08
UD
Win D'Angelo Marshall Glory 59: Amsterdam
Featured fight
2018-09-29
TKO
0:57 of Round 1
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Loss Jahfarr Wilnis Glory 53: Lille
Co Headline event
2018-05-12
UD
Loss Rico Verhoeven Glory 49: Redemption
Headline event
2017-12-09
TKO
1:10 of Round 5
Win Guto Inocente Glory 39: Brussels
Co Headline event
2017-03-25
UD Icon fighter video play
Win Ismael Londt Glory 36: Collision
Superfight
2016-12-10
UD Icon fighter video play
NO CONTEST Anderson Silva Glory 23: Las Vegas
Superfight
2015-08-07
Overturned Icon fighter video play
Win Mamoudou Keta Glory 22: Lille
Superfight
2015-06-05
KO
1:59 of Round 1
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Win Nicolas Wamba Glory 16: Denver
Superfight
2014-05-03
TKO
1:24 of Round 2
Loss Ben Edwards Glory 12: New York
Co Headline event
2013-11-23
KO
2:52 of Round 3
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Loss Peter Aerts Glory 8: Tokyo
Superfight
2013-05-03
TKO
2:23 of Round 2
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Win Errol Zimmerman Glory 4: Tokyo
Tournament
2012-12-31
UD Icon fighter video play
Loss Daniel Ghita Glory 4: Tokyo
Semi-final
2012-12-31
KO
0:26 of Round 1
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Win Remy Bonjasky Glory 4: Tokyo
Quarter-final
2012-12-31
UD Icon fighter video play
Loss Jahfarr Wilnis Glory 2: Brussels
Superfight
2012-10-06
UD Icon fighter video play

Fighter Bio

Twitter Jamal The Goliath Ben Saddik

Jamal
Ben Saddik
11-7-0 (6 KO) Morocco

- GLORY 62 Heavyweight Tournament Winner

They don’t call Ben Saddik ‘The Goliath’ for nothing. At 6’9” and 259 lbs he is the biggest active fighter on the GLORY roster, with only the former heavyweight champion Semmy Schilt to rival him for size.

As a teenager he was the size of a large adult male and thus was fighting grown men in the ring long before he himself officially became one. He entered the professional ranks at the age of 21 and debuted against none other than Rico Verhoeven, winning by TKO in the second round of their 2011 fight. 

It was an auspicious start to his career - a year later he was in GLORY and adding wins over Remy Bonjasky and Errol Zimmerman to his resumé.

But then the momentum faded and Ben Saddik suddenly started losing fights, in some instances looking like a shadow of himself. A thyroid problem was suspected and he underwent surgery, but the truth turned out to be worse: Ben Saddik was suffering from cancer. 

Unknown to him, while he had been training and competing his body had been fighting an intense battle of its own. Suddenly the reason for the strange fatigues and random pains he had been suffering became clear.

Over the following years, Ben Saddik quietly fought the disease even as he continued to compete in the ring. As he later said himself, there was never any question of his quitting competition: the sport and the discipline form the backbone of his entire life and character. "Without it, I am nothing," he said.

His cancer battle was rarely referenced in public - Ben Saddik is a very private person - but in 2018 he joyously revealed that doctors, having reviewed the latest round of test results, had declared him all-clear: he was officially now cancer-free, a survivor.

During that same period Ben Saddik had, against all the odds, battled his way to contender status. His GLORY 49 title challenge against Rico Verhoeven was perhaps his career-best performance - Ben Saddik appeared close to ending the fight in the first round but Verhoeven fought his way back and made a five-round war of it before finishing the fight himself late in the final round.

At GLORY 62, Ben Saddik secured a career-landmark victory when he won the eight-man heavyweight tournament at GLORY 62 ROTTERDAM, stopping Romanian contender Benjamin Adegbuyi in the final, despite having broken one of his hands earlier in the tournament.