LOS ANGELES – The GLORY® World Heavyweight Championship showdown between Rico Verhoeven and the legendary Badr Hari will stream on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, GLORY announced today.
The hotly anticipated rematch between the two greatest heavyweight strikers in combat sports takes place at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands on Saturday, December 21, with the broadcast starting at 9pm Central European Time / 12 noon Pacific Time / 3pm Eastern Time.
Reigning “King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven (55-10, 16 KO's), won the December 2017 match vs Hari on a second round injury stoppage. Since the 30-year-old has underlined his claim to being the greatest heavyweight in the sport’s history with another five victories.
Meanwhile Hari, who has an astonishing 92 knockouts from 106 career wins and has also defeated a who’s who kickboxing, is fully recovered from the arm injury he sustained in his first meeting with Verhoeven. He is predicting a knockout in front of the record-breaking crowd next week.
Marshall Zelaznik, GLORY CEO, said: “This rematch is the biggest fight in GLORY’s history. It is a legacy fight for both heavyweights - each lays claim to being the greatest kickboxer in heavyweight history, but there can only be one winner on Saturday night.
“We are excited to reach an agreement with our partners at UFC FIGHT PASS to bring this special event to fight fans around the world.”
FIGHT PASS subscribers in the US, UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia will be able to witness the four-fight event as part of their subscription.
For fight fans around the world outside of various markets, GLORY: COLLISION II will be available on UFC FIGHT PASS PPV (UFCFIGHTPASSPPV.COM) on a Pay-Per-View basis. Please check http://www.glorykickboxing.com/ for full worldwide tune-in details.
Crowley Sullivan, UFC FIGHT PASS Vice President and General Manager, added: “I’m thrilled to have reached an agreement with GLORY to bring the biggest rematch in heavyweight kickboxing history to our subscribers and to pay-per-view buyers around the world.
"Rico vs Badr II is one of the most anticipated fights of the year and will be an explosive way to end a great year of fights on UFC FIGHT PASS.”
The COLLISION II portion of the huge event at the GelreDome is the crowning segment of what will be a six-hour extravaganza of striking action. The full card Saturday, December 21 looks like this:
GLORY: COLLISION 2
Rico Verhoeven vs. Badr Hari
World Heavyweight Title Bout
Luis Tavares vs. Stéphane Susperregui
Light Heavyweight Bout
Mohammed Jaraya vs. Massaro Glunder
Zakaria Zouggary vs. Asa Ten Pow
GLORY 74 ARNHEM
Alex Pereira vs. Ertugrul Bayrak
Serhii Adamchuk vs. Aleksei Ulianov
Michael Duut vs. Ariel Machado
Light Heavyweight Bout
Itay Gershon vs. Li Sanjin
GLORY 74 SUPERFIGHT SERIES
Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Antonio Plazibat
Donovan Wisse vs. Cesar Almeida
Cihad Kepenek vs. Nordine Mahieddine
Kevin van Heeckeren vs. Ulric Bokeme
Yi Xu vs. Rebekah Irwin