Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2021-10-23, close, tough and exciting match: Rico Verhoeven vs Jamal Ben Saddik 3 is one of the best kickboxing fights of the year 2021 and it gets four stars!
In their previous two bouts Jamal had beat Rico via tko in their first clash (March 6, 2011) but then Verhoeven took revenge beating Ben Saddik by technical knockout in 2017 (Rico Verhoeven vs Jamal Ben Saddik 2); this third fight is the main event of Glory Collision 3 (Glory 79) and it is valid for the Glory heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Rico Verhoeven record
The Glory Hw champion Rico Verhoeven entered this fight with a professional kickboxing record of 58-10-0 (18 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 heavyweight in the world.
He lost to Andrei Herasimchuk in 2015 (Verhoeven vs Herasimchuk) but since then he has won 14 consecutive matches beating Badr Hari (bout ranked in the top 10 Users’ kickboxing Fights of the Year 2019, Rico Verhoeven vs Badr Hari 2), Hesdy Gerges (Rico Verhoeven vs Hesdy Gerges 3) and Tarik Khbabez in his last three (Rico Verhoeven vs Tarik Khbabez).
But if you want to watch Rico’s best fights, here is Daniel Ghita vs Rico Verhoeven, match rated with four stars and also ranked in the top 10 Users’ kickboxing Fights of the Year of 2013.
Jamal Ben Saddik record
His opponent, Jamal Ben Saddik, has an official record of 36-8-0 (29 KOs=80%) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since 2018.
He lost two consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, against Rico Verhoeven in their rematch (Rico Verhoeven vs Jamal Ben Saddik II) and Jahfarr Wilnis, but then he has won four matches beating D’Angelo Marshall, Junior Tafa, Guto Inocente and Benjamin Adegbuyi.
Glory Collision 3 info
Event: Glory: Collision 3 (Glory 79)
Where: GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands
Division: heavyweight (over 210 lbs, 95.5 kg)
Title: Glory Heavyweight Championship
Glory Collision 3 fight card
Here is the Glory 79 and Glory Collision 3 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
GLORY COLLISION 3 CARD (live on pay-per-view)
Rico Verhoeven vs Jamal Ben Saddik 3
Gokhan Saki vs James McSweeney
Mohamed Mezouari vs Samo Dbili
Donegi Abena vs Sergej Maslobojev
Benjamin Adegbuyi vs Antonio Plazibat
Michael Duut vs John King
GLORY 79 CARD (live on GLORY’s Facebook and YouTube channels)
Alim Nabiev vs Troy Jones
Aleksei Ulianov vs Serhiy Adamchuk
Matt Baker vs Serkan Ozcaglayan
Stoyan Koprivlenski vs Bruno Gazani
Glory Collision 3 – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of Glory Collision 3 preview show, a documentary to know better the life of the fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Glory Collision 3 pre-fight press conference
Watch the official video of Glory Collision 3 pre-fight press conference!
Glory Collision 3 weigh-in
Watch the video of Glory Collision 3 weigh-in from the official Glory kickboxing Youtube channel!
Rico vs Saddik 3 full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the fight Rico Verhoeven vs Jamal Ben Saddik 3 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Rico vs Saddik 3 result
Rico Verhoeven defeated Jamal Ben Saddik via TKO at 0:56, round 4.
Rico vs Saddik 3 post-fight interview
Watch the official video of Jamal Ben Saddik vs Rico Verhoeven post-fight interview.