The Glory Hw champion Rico Verhoeven entered this fight with a professional kickboxing record of 52-10-1 (15 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 heavyweight in the world. He lost to Andrei Herasimchuk in 2015 (=Verhoeven vs Herasimchuk) but then he has won eight consecutive fights beating Badr hari (=Verhoeven vs Hari), Ismael Lazaar (=Verhoeven vs Lazaar) and Antonio Bigfoot Silva in his last three (=Verhoeven vs Silva).
His opponent, Jamal Ben Saddik, has an official record of 32-6-0 (26 KOs=81%) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He also lost once in 2015, against Brian Douwes, but then he has won over Andre Schmeling, Gordon Haupt, Ismael Londt (=Londt vs Ben Saddik) and Guto Inocente. In their first bout Jamal had beat Rico via tko (March 6, 2011); Verhoeven vs Saddik 2, main event of Glory Redemption, is valid for the Glory heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Glory 49 Redemption: Rotterdam
Where: Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Division: heavyweight (over 210 lbs, 95.5 kg)
Title: Glory Heavyweight Championship title
Verhoeven’s previous fight: Rico Verhoeven vs Antonio Silva
Verhoeven’s next fight: Rico Verhoeven vs Mladen Brestovac 2
Verhoeven vs Ben Saddik 2 fight video: