Alistair Overeem has his subsequent fight sports activities task, 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 Final. With that win, Overeem prolonged his kickboxing file to 10-4.
Verhoeven, 32, is regarded by many as one of many biggest heavyweight kickboxers of all time. He enters the match towards Overeem with a 58-10 file and on a 14-fight successful streak, which incorporates victories over Badr Hari, Hesdy Gerges, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and, most lately, Tarik Khbabez.