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GLORY 51 Rotterdam on March 3
AMSTERDAM – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced that renowned heavyweight Badr “The Golden Boy” Hari (106-13, 92 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) will return to the promotion in 2018.
Hari has signed an exclusive multi-fight agreement with GLORY and is scheduled to headline GLORY 51 Rotterdam, broadcast live from Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Saturday, March 3. His opponent and additional match-ups for GLORY 51 Rotterdam will be announced shortly.
“[It’s] a new year; expect great things in GLORY…” said Badr Hari. “For the sake of the public and the sport, we are on the way."
Over the course of his illustrious 17-year kickboxing tenure, the former K-1 and It’s Showtime heavyweight champion produced a career highlight reel featuring 92 knockouts against the likes of Peter Aerts, Semmy Schilt, Gokhan Saki, Alistair Overeem, Stefan Leko, Peter Graham, and Ray Sefo.
The 33-year-old Moroccan-Dutch icon made his first GLORY appearance against current heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven in December of 2016. Hari suffered an arm injury in the second round, abruptly ending the highly anticipated bout. Now fully healed, Hari returns to the GLORY ring next year.
Scott Rudmann, Vice-Chairman of GLORY added: “Badr’s back and we’re delighted to add his skills and the excitement he brings to our heavyweight division. It’s time for GLORY!”
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GLORY 51 Rotterdam
Heavyweight Headline Bout: Badr Hari vs. Hesdy Gerges
Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Tomas Mozny vs. Daniel Skvor
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Eyevan Danenberg vs. Jimmy Vienot
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Thongchai Sitsongpeenong vs. Alan Scheinson
GLORY 51 SuperFight Series
Welterweight Contender Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Alim Nabiyev
Welterweight Bout: Miles Simson vs. Mohammed Jaraya
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Anil Cabri
Featherweight Bout: Massaro Glunder vs. Victor Pinto
Middleweight Bout: Kevin van Heeckeren vs. Bart Kroon
Rotterdam, ZH 3084 BA
Doors open: 05:00 p.m. CET
Undercard starts: 05:30 p.m. CET
Superfight Series starts: 07:00 p.m. CET
Break: 09:00 - 09:30 p.m. CET
GLORY 51 Rotterdam starts: 09:30 p.m. CET
Please note, this event is only for guest aged 16 and over!