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Sunday, Oct 24, 2021

GLORY Collision 3: Rico Verhoeven Takes Trilogy Fight With Ben Saddik, PPV Sells Over 100K Buys

Rico Verhoeven (Photo Credit: @GloryKickboxing / Instagram)

By FCF Staff

Rico Verhoeven’s near-decade-long run as GLORY’s heavyweight champion continues, following the kickboxing promotion’s latest card Saturday in the Netherlands.

Verhoeven battled Ben Saddik in a rubber match at Collision 3, and won the battle via a fourth round, TKO. The champion won GLORY’s title back in 2013.

Saddik stopped Verhoeven in their first fight, which took place in 2011. The latter avenged that loss by stopping Saddik in their 2017 rematch.

According to a press release from GLORY, the pay-per-view card sold over 100,000 buys and over 18,000 fans attended the card in Arnhem.

Official Results for GLORY: Collision 3 Pay-Per-View:

· Rico Verhoeven (267) vs. Jamal Ben Saddik (271.6) – Verhoeven wins by TKO (R4 at 0:56)

· Gokhan Saki (239.6) vs. James McSweeney (244.7) – Saki wins by KO (leg kick, R2 at 2:13)

· “Hamicha” (168.9) vs. Samuel Dbili (169.3) –“Hamicha” wins by TKO (3 knockdown-rule, R1 at 2:27)

· Donegi Abena (207) vs. Sergej Maslobojev (208.3) – Maslobojev wins by split decision

· Benjamin Adegbuyi (261.9) vs. Antonio Plazibat (269.4) – Plazibat wins by KO (punches, R2 at 0:24)

· Michael Duut (208.8) vs. John King (208.6) – Duut wins by KO (knee to the body, R2 at 1:07)

Official Results for GLORY 79 Undercard:

· Alim Nabiyev (169.3) vs. Troy Jones (169.3) Nabiev wins by unanimous decision

· Serhii Adamchuk (143.1) vs. Aleksei Ulianov (142.9) – Ulianov wins by split decision

· Matt Baker (186.5) vs. Serkan Ozcaglayan (184.1) – Ozcaglayan wins by KO (punches, R1 at 0:58)

· Stoyan Koprivlenski (154.1) vs. Bruno Gazani (154.1) – Koprivlenski wins by unanimous decision

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:56 am
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