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Alistair Overeem vs Badr Hari III for GLORY in October

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The kickboxing trilogy of Alistair Overeem vs Badr Hari has found its final match planned for October in GLORY. According to AD.nl GLORY COLLISION 4 will take place in October and be headlined by Alistair Overeem making his promotional debut against his kickboxing rival Badr Hari.

Alistair Overeem vs Badr Hari III – GLORY COLLISION 4

Overeem’s career has taken him through PRIDE FC, Strikeforce, DREAM, K-1 Kickboxing, and the UFC. Now he will make his long-awaited debut in GLORY Kickboxing. ‘The Demolition Man’ Overeem was previously booked to face the Heavyweight champion, Rico Verhoeven, due to injury in October of 2021. Badr Hari held titles in K-1 Kickboxing and It’s Showtime and was twice a runner-up in K-1 Grand Prix tournaments. He has challenged for a GLORY heavyweight title twice against Verhoeven, falling short in both attempts.

Overeem and Hari first met in a K-1 and DREAM crossover event Dynamite!! 2008 in which Overeem upset his Moroccan opponent winning by first-round knockout. The two met the following year competing in the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 tournament. Meeting in a Semi-Final match, this time Hari got his revenge and knocked out Overeem in round 1. Now, the two are looking to end their trilogy in GLORY.

He has crossed over between MMA and kickboxing for much of his career. ‘The Demolition Man’ Overeem made his debut in MMA and kickboxing professional debut’s both in 1999. He would spend most of his career in MMA earning a record of 47-19 1NC. In kickboxing, he holds a record of 10-4, with 7 wins via KO/TKO. In MMA he has fought a huge list of notable opponents including Francis Ngannou, Mark Hunt, Stipe Miocic, Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir, Brock Lesnar, Fabrício Werdum, Mirko Cro Cop, Maurício ‘Shogun’ Rua, Vitor Belfort, Chuck Liddell, among others.

Badr Hari’s kickboxing career has spanned generations and fought most of the best heavyweight fighters including Semmy Schilt, Remy Bonjasky, Peter Aerts, Rico Verhoeven, and others over his career. Starting professionally in 2002 he has earned a career kickboxing record of 106-17 2NC, with 92 of these wins via KO/TKO.

The UFC and Overeem parted ways in early 2021 after the Dutch fighter earned a loss to Alexander Volkov, it was then later announced he had signed with GLORY Kickboxing. Since 2016 Hari holds a record of 0-4 2NC. This includes losses to Verhoeven, Benjamin Adegbuyi, and Arkadiusz Wrzosek. One No-Contest was due to riots breaking out at GLORY 81, the other due to both fighters testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

GLORY COLLISION 4 in October looks to book Alistair Overeem vs Badr Hari III but no exact date or location is yet confirmed.

Badr Hari vs Alistair Overeem 2008

Alistair Overeem vs Badr Hari II 2009

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Tim Wheaton has been with the sport of MMA since 2005. MMA & Boxing training and fight experience. From Canada, now in Scotland.
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