Rico Verhoeven No Longer Recognized by Phone After Glory: Collision 3

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It was a beautiful performance by Rico Verhoeven on Saturday evening at Glory: Collision 3. However, his opponent Jamal Ben Saddik did some serious damage to his face in the process. All of this came at a price — he was no longer recognized by his phone’s facial recognition.

Verhoeven even joked about the cell phone incident himself via his official Instagram page.

This victory for Verhoeven ends a trilogy with Saddik. He truly is like his nickname states, the ‘King of Kickboxing.’

Verhoeven (59-10) withstood some adversity through the first two rounds, but showed composure and was able to adjust in round three. Ben Saddik looked to be out on his feet at one point and ultimately the referee counted Ben Saddik out at 54-seconds of the fourth round.

Check out full results for GLORY: Collision 3 Pay-Per-View below.

· 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


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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of MMASucka.com, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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