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Alistair Overeem receives 12 month suspension for failed drug test, win over Badr Hari overturned to a no-contest

Cole Shelton - March 14, 2023

Alistair Overeem has failed a drug test from his GLORY Kickboxing fight back in October. According to VechtsportInfo, which has since been confirmed by GLORY, Overeem failed a drug test from his October decision win over Badr Hari. With that, Overeem has been suspended for one year along with having his win overturned to a No Contest and he has been removed from the GLORY rankings and has been asked to turn over a percentage of his winnings from the fight.

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Alistair Overeem tests positive for banned substance following Glory return

Harry Kettle - November 21, 2022

Combat sports veteran Alistair Overeem has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance following his return at Glory: Collision 4. After more than a decade away from the kickboxing realm, Alistair Overeem returned with Glory last month. He took on his old rival Badr Hari, coming from behind to win via unanimous decision.

Badr Hari, Alistair Overeem, Glory
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Pros react after Alistair Overeem defeats Badr Hari in GLORY trilogy fight

Chris Taylor - October 8, 2022

Alistair Overeem and Badr Hari had their highly anticipated trilogy fight in the headliner of today’s ‘Glory: Collision 4’ event. The fight card took place live from the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Alistair Overeem, Badr Hari, Glory
Badr Hari

Glory Collision 4 Results: Alistair Overeem defeats Badr Hari (Video)

Chris Taylor - October 8, 2022

Alistair Overeem and Badr Hari will have their highly anticipated trilogy fight in the headliner of today’s ‘Glory: Collision 4’ event. The fight card takes place live at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands.

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Alistair Overeem gives retirement timeline, reveals if he'll fight in MMA again: "I'm very thankful"

Josh Evanoff - October 3, 2022

Former UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem’s combat sports career is coming to a close. ‘The Demolition Man’ has been out of action since his showdown with Alexander Volkov in February 2021. In that bout, Overeem was dominated, and lost by second-round knockout. The defeat snapped a two-fight winning streak for the 42-year-old.

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Video | Crowd riots force premature ending to GLORY 80 event, promotion issues statement

Harry Kettle - March 21, 2022

GLORY 80 was cancelled on Saturday night following a riot from hooligans at the event that prompted safety concerns. In one of the most bizarre combat sports moments of the year thus far, GLORY Kickboxing was forced to suspend an event in Belgium due to ongoing issues in the crowd. It occurred during the co-main event between Arkadiusz Wrzosek and Badr Hari when, after a knockdown in round two, things began to get heated – with Wrzosek’s supporters seemingly being at the forefront of the issues.

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Alex Pereira says he witnessed "arrogant" Israel Adesanya "crying outside" after their rematch

Christopher Taylor - January 16, 2022

Alex Pereira claims he left Israel Adesanya “crying outside” after knocking out ‘Stylebender’ in their 2017 rematch. Pereira (4-1 MMA) and Adesanya (21-1 MMA) have a storied history having collided twice under the GLORY kickboxing banner. The Brazilian emerged victorious in both of those matchups, the second of which came via a nasty knockout (left hook).

Rico Verhoeven and Francis Ngannou
Rico Verhoeven

Francis Ngannou brings in GLORY heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven in preparation for UFC 270

Harry Kettle - November 19, 2021

Francis Ngannou has brought in kickboxing star Rico Verhoeven to help him prepare for Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. At UFC 270, Francis Ngannou will face arguably the most technical test of his career when he goes toe to toe with Ciryl Gane. The former teammates will battle it out for the UFC heavyweight title in a contest that many believe Ngannou could really struggle with.

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Badr Hari releases statement following shocking high kick KO loss at GLORY 78

Adam D Martin - September 7, 2021

Kickboxing legend Badr Hari released a statement following his shocking high kick KO loss to Arkadiusz Wrzosek at GLORY 78. In what was one of the most incredible comebacks you will ever see in combat sports, Hari was well on his way to beating Wrzosek after knocking him down three times in the fight before his opponent landed a Hail Mary left high kick that KOed Hari cold. It was a shocking scene as Hari was in complete control of the fight before he got caught in the head and knocked out cold with the high kick. You can watch the fight below if you haven’t seen it.

Arkadiusz Wrzosek, Badr Hari, Glory 78
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Glory 78 Result: Arkadiusz Wrzosek KO's Badr Hari (Video)

Chris Taylor - September 4, 2021

Arkadiusz Wrzosek collided with Badr Hari in the headliner of today’s Glory 78 event. The highly anticipated heavyweight main event resulted in one of the most memorable comebacks in combat sports history.

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Alistair Overeem weighs in on the pro wrestling returns of Brock Lesnar and CM Punk: 'It’s fake. It’s lame. It’s stupid. It’s gay'

Drake Riggs - August 23, 2021

Alistair Overeem is not a fan of professional wrestling. On Monday, the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion and UFC title challenger shared his thoughts on the pro wrestling returns of crossover stars Phil “CM Punk” Brooks and past opponent, Brock Lesnar.

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Robin Van Roosmalen in critical condition after devastating car crash kills sister

Adam Martin - January 13, 2021

GLORY kickboxer Robin Van Roosmalen is in critical condition after a devastating car crash killed his sister Melissa Van Roosmalen. According to a report from VechtSport, Van Roosmalen and his sister were stopped on the shoulder of a highway in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. The two were then struck by a truck, which killed Melissa and left Robin with serious injuries. Photos of the crash site have floated online, showing the vicious destruction that the car accident caused. According to local officials, Melissa was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, while Robin is currently in a local hospital with serious injures. The driver of the truck who struck the Van Roosmalen siblings was arrested a short time later.

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VIDEO | Check out the fastest KO in Glory Kickboxing history

Tom Taylor - November 25, 2019

This past weekend’s combat sports schedule produced a number of particularly devastating knockouts. The most notable of those knockouts came on Saturday night, when Deontay Wilder clobbered Luis Ortiz in the seventh-round of their heavyweight boxing rematch. Michael Page also made some noise with another brutal knockout in the Bellator cage. While it didn’t make as much noise as Wilder and Page’s big knockouts, the Glory 72 card in Chicago, which aired on Saturday night UFC Fight Pass, also featured a particularly brutal knockout.

Rico Verhoeven
Rico Verhoeven

EXCLUSIVE | Glory Heavyweight champ Rico Verhoeven eyeing fights with Ngannou and Miocic

Tom Taylor - December 28, 2017

Glory kickboxing heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven has already competed once in mixed martial arts, having authored a first-round TKO of Viktor Bogutzki back in 2015. From the sounds of it, he hopes to compete in MMA again – and at the very highest level. Speaking on the latest stacked episode of BJ Penn Radio, Verhoeven shared his interested in fights with both upcoming UFC heavyweight title challenger Francis Ngannou, and with UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic.

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 64 // James Vick | Rico Verhoeven

Jason Kindschy - December 27, 2017

BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off  with “The Texicutioner” James Vick. Arguably a future champion in the UFC’s lightweight division and a very tough matchup for anyone at 155 pounds, Vick has gone 9-1 in the UFC and believes he has earned a top-ranked opponent. However, news broke yesterday that Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros are slated to headline UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin, Texas. James went to social media to protest the matchup and the UFC’s decision to snub Vick from the headlining bout on the card. We’ll be discussing the entire situation in depth.

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VIDEO | Daniel Cormier talks about the one person he felt had that 'Oh my goodness' punching power

Russell Ess - October 12, 2017

There was a lot of back and forth talk with the Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi sparring sessions, especially with their eventual fallout. After their first sparring session, Malignaggi said that McGregor’s punching power was good, but it wasn’t “Oh my god” power that he never felt before. Malignaggi stated that there were only a select few opponents and sparring partners that he felt had that sort of power and that seems to be the case with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier as well.

Badr Hari
Badr Hari

BREAKING! Badr Hari sentenced to two years in prison

bjpenndotcom - February 7, 2017

Tuesday afternoon, Kickboxing legend Badr Hari was informed by the Supreme Court of the Netherlands that the court denied his appeal of his 2015 assault, and that he must return to the Netherlands to serve a two-year prison sentence, of which he is expected to serve only six months according to Fightland. Hari served 8 months of the two-year sentence after a pair of assault incidents in 2011 and 2012, with the most serious incident being an aggravated assault charge on entrepreneur Koen Everink at a music festival which saw Hari apparently shatter several bones in Everink’s ankle, as well as broken nose and a broken eye socket.

Badr Hari vs. Rico Verhoeven
Rico Verhoeven

VIDEO | Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari have INTENSE weigh-in stare down

Tom Taylor - December 9, 2016

We’re now just a day away from a contest that’s being called the biggest fight in kickboxing history. This fight will pit current Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven against former K-1 heavyweight champion Badr Hari. The two heavyweight stars will take center stage in the main event of Glory: Collision in Oberhausen, Germany on Saturday night.

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