Ex-UFC fighter Alistair Overeem books GLORY match vs. Rico Verhoeven

Alistair Overeem has his subsequent fight sports activities project, and it comes within the type of one in every of kickboxing’s most notable names.

A former UFC heavyweight contender, Overeem is ready to compete for the primary time since his promotional launch and subsequent signing with GLORY Kickboxing. At “GLORY: Collision 3,” Overeem will problem champion Rico Verhoeven for the heavyweight title.

The occasion will happen Oct. 23 at GelreDome, a 34,000-seat stadium in Arnhem, Netherlands. Overeem, 41, introduced the information Monday on “The MMA Hour.”

Overeem departed the UFC days after a February TKO loss to Alexander Volkov. The loss was his second in 4 fights. Since 2010, Overeem has strictly competed in MMA. His final kickboxing bout was a TKO win over Peter Aerts within the Okay-1 Grand Prix 2010 Closing. With that win, Overeem prolonged his kickboxing file to 10-4.

Verhoeven, 32, is regarded by many as one of many best heavyweight kickboxers of all time. He enters the match towards Overeem with a 58-10 file and on a 14-fight profitable streak, which incorporates victories over Badr Hari, Hesdy Gerges, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and, most just lately, Tarik Khbabez.

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