GLORY Redemption Free Fights: Rico Verhoeven vs Badr Hari and Verhoeven vs Bigfoot Silva

Rico Verhoeven
Dutch kickboxer Rico Verhoeven (C) hits Moroccan Jamal Ben Saddik (L) during the GLORY 49 SuperFight Series in Rotterdam, on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Jeroen JUMELET / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read JEROEN JUMELET/AFP/Getty Images)


Marking the organization’s 13th live event of 2017, GLORY: REDEMPTION will feature four fights, while GLORY 49 SuperFight Series and GLORY 49 Rotterdam will each showcase five fights, comprising a thrilling year-end show from Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Two bouts have already been announced for GLORY: REDEMPTION, the four-fight pay-per-view special event priced at $29.99 or €25 and digitally distributed by UFC.TV, the largest pay-per-view provider in the world.

The headline bout pits GLORY heavyweight world champion and undisputed “King of Kickboxing” Rico Verhoeven (51-10, 14 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) against No. 3-ranked heavyweight Jamal “The Goliath” Ben Saddik (32-5, 26 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands), a formidable challenger who previously defeated the future champion – 21 years old at the time – by TKO.

GLORY Redemption Free Fights: Rico Verhoeven vs Badr Hari and Verhoeven vs Bigfoot Silva

No. 4-ranked light heavyweight Michael “Dreamcrusher” Duut (42-8, 29 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) and Congolese striker Danyo “Dibuba” Ilunga (57-13, 44 KO, fighting out of Germany) meet in the co-headline bout, the rubber match of an instant-classic trilogy that includes 2016’s Fight of the Year.

Joining the two previously announced GLORY: REDEMPTION bouts are a hard-hitting heavyweight tilt and a match-up to determine the featherweight division’s No. 1 contender.

Veteran Anderson “Braddock” Silva (41-17-1, 26 KO, fighting out of Brazil) welcomes American knockout artist Xavier “X-Man” Vigney (10-1, 8, KO, fighting out of the United States) back to the ring at GLORY: REDEMPTION. The heavyweight foes nearly crossed paths at GLORY 41 Holland, booked to compete on opposite sides of a one-night tournament bracket. Vigney, still undefeated under the GLORY banner at 5-0, was forced to withdraw due to injury, while Silva, currently ranked No. 5, won his first round match-up before being narrowly edged in the final round.

Top-10 phenoms “The Professor” Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao (157-36-2, 25 KO, fighting out of Thailand), ranked No. 2, and Zakaria Zouggary (30-3-1, 15 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands), ranked No. 9, will battle at GLORY: REDEMPTION for an opportunity to capture featherweight gold. The winner will be named No. 1 contender and go on to face the reigning GLORY featherweight champion at a later date.

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