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Rico Verhoeven vs Jamal Ben Saddik Trilogy Fight Announcement

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On 30 January 2021, Rico Verhoeven and Jamal Ben Saddik will finally settle their differences in a highly anticipated trilogy fight, for the heavyweight world title.

Headlining GLORY 77 will be a kickboxing match, that fans have been waiting for. Rico Verhoeven (56-10, 17 KO) and Jamal Ben Saddik (35-7, 28) go face to face.

This is a rivalry with plenty of history. Saddik made his professional debut against now current champion Verhoeven. Both were respectively still in the early stages of their careers. Jamal Ben Saddik won that match via KO. Rico Verhoeven not to be outdone got his revenge by knocking out Saddik in the fifth round of the legendary title fight at GLORY Redemption back in 2017.

Since their first meeting, Verhoeven has gone on to be the face of GLORY dominating the heavyweight division, with an 18-fight win streak, seven of which have been title defenses.

This isn’t just any fight for Saddik, this is by far the most important fight of his career, not only will Saddik get a second chance at the belt, but he gets the opportunity to settle the score and get his payback.

More details on this fight card will be available soon.


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