Three additional bouts have been added to the GLORY: Collision 2 mega-event taking place on 21 December at the Gelredome in Arnhem, Netherlands. The news was first reported by Veronica Fight, a YouTube channel affiliated with GLORY’s Dutch broadcaster Veronica TV.
GLORY: Collision 2 is headlined by the long-awaited rematch between GLORY World Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven and Moroccan legend Badr “Bad Boy” Hari. The Verhoeven-Hari bout will be for the GLORY Heavyweight Title.
Contenders Wilnis, Plazibat to Battle
In a heavyweight bout, veteran contender Jahfarr Wilnis (#4 in the GLORY rankings) faces Antonio Plazibat (#6). In his last bout, Wilnis lost a unanimous decision to D’Angelo Marshall in a hard-fought battle at GLORY 67 in July. The Dutchman will look to get back in the win column against former K-1 standout Plazibat, who’s 2-0 since debuting with the promotion in June.
Croatia’s Plazibat has defeated solid opposition in France’s Nordine Mohieddine and Tomas “The Slovakian Giant” Mozny, and a win over Wilnis should move Plazibat into the top 5 and closer to title contention.
Ten Pow Makes Euro Debut
American featherweight contender Asa Ten Pow (#6) will make his European debut at Collision 2. The Floridian is 6-0 since joining GLORY, and is coming off his biggest win as a pro. At GLORY 68 in Miami, Ten Pow scored a unanimous decision over Britain’s Bailey Sugden.
Ten Pow will face another major test in Morroco’s Zakaria Zouggary (#4), who scored a spectacular 20-second stoppage of France’s Abdallah Ezbiri at GLORY 70 last month in Lyon. Like the Plazibat-Wilnis bout, the winner of the Zouggary-Ten Pow contest should move a step closer to a world title challenge.
Duut Meets Returning Machado
Finally, all-action light heavyweight Michael Duut of the Netherlands faces returning Brazilian Ariel Machado. Machado is a former title challenger, who failed a doping test after he lost a unanimous decision to light heavyweight champion Artem Vakhitov in October 2017.
GLORY received notice of Machado’s failed test two months later, and the Brazilian received a 20-month suspension. He became eligible to return to GLORY in August 2019.
GLORY Collision 2
Rico Verhoeven vs Badr Hari-GLORY World Heavyweight Title
Alex Pereira vs Ertugrul Bayrak-GLORY Middleweight Title
Mohamed Jaraya vs Massaro Glunder-Lightweights
Asa Ten Pow vs Zakaria Zouggary-Featherweights
Michael Duut vs Ariel Machado-Light Heavyweights
Antonio Plazibat vs Jahfarr Wilnis-Heavyweights
Donovan Wisse vs Cesar Almeida-Middleweights
Unconfirmed (Reported by reliable source but not official)
Luis Tavares vs Stephane Susperregui-Light Heavyweights