GLORY Collision 6 is big event featuring “The King of Kickboxing”, Rico Verhoeven, in the headliner against interim belt-holder Tariq Osaro. The excellent card boasts 11 fights in total and broadcasts from Arnhem, the Netherlands. This will be Verhoeven’s first time back in the ring in a little over a year and first time back in a GLORY ring in two years.
Rico Verhoeven is returning after an extended layoff due to an injured knee. Originally scheduled to meet Antonio Plazibat, Verhoeven withdrew and an interim belt was created. Plazibat and Osaro duked it out and Tariq Osaro would emerge victorious after a round 5 knockout. That brings us to today’s unification bout. Let’s take a look at some stats and accolades of the men in the main event:
- Heavyweight champion
- Record: 60-10
- Current streak: 16
- Title defenses: 11
- Last opponent: Hesdy Gerges (win via R5 TKO)
- Age: 34
- Time in: 18 years
- Interim Heavyweight champion
- Record: 12-2-2
- Current streak: 4
- Title defenses: 0
- Last opponent: Antonio Plazibat (win via R5 KO)
- Age: 28
- Time in: 5 years
Rico Verhoeven vs. Tariq Osaro live play-by-play
Cookie with a low kick. Rico answers with one of his own. Cookie with a one-two. Rico feiniting. Cookie with a hard low kick. Rico switches stances. Cookie wings a big right and misses. Cookie with a low kick.
Rico with a hard low kick. Cookie answers with a right straight. Rico with a jab to the body. Cookie with a combination in the corner. They tie up. Rico with a hard left jab down the pipe. They tie up and the round ends.
Rico with a kick to the middle. Rico with a combo up top and a left low kick. Cookie with a knee up the middle. Cookie switches stances. Rico with a kick to the middle. They tie up.Left jab by Rico. Cookie with a jab to the middle. Rico with a low kick and a huge right. And another.
Rico switches stances now. Another big right by Rico that snaps Cookie’s head back. Cookie with a winging right that partially lands. Rico counters a big hook with a low kick. Cookie with a one-two to the body. Rico with a hard right up top.
Rico feinting the jab. High kick to the head partially lands for Rico. Kick to the ribs by Rico followed by a snappy left that grazes Cookie’s shoulder. Another body kick by Rico. Reaching jab to the middle by Rico. Low kick by Cookie followed by a one-two up top. Rico answers with a combo. Cookie with a nice right up top.
Cookie with an uppercut before tying up. Rico with a beautiful combination up top that falls short. Cookie responds with a big winging left that also falls short. They tie up in the corner. Rico with a hard kick to the ribs. Nice overhand right by Rico as the round ends. Note: Rico’s right shin is pretty wrecked.
Left to the body by Cookie. Nice left up top by Cookie puts Rico on notice. Nice combo by Cookie lands up top. Rico with a double jab and a kick to the body. They tie up in the corner. Rico with a low kick.
Nice one-two to the body by Rico. One-two by Rico is blocked and they tie up again. Low kick by Rico. High kick by Rico lands. Cookie with an uppercut inside. Round over.
Rico feinting and Cookie dives in with a left. They tie up. Body kick by Rico. They tie up. Left kick to the ribs by Rico. They tie up. The referee is warning Cookie about holding. Knee to the ribs by Rico. Cookie answers with a combo. Another kick to the ribs by Rico followed by a nice right up top.
They tie up. Low kick by Rico. High kick by Cookie is partially blocked. Low kick by Rico. Straight right by Cookie. They tie up as the crowd boos. Nice high kick by Rico. Right by Cookie grazes Rico and they tie up as the round ends.
Rico Verhoeven (60-10) 🇳🇱 def. Tariq ‘Cookie’ Osaro (25-2-1) 🇳🇬 by unanimous decision (49-47, 50-46, 50-45×3); heavyweight (title fight)
GLORY Collision 6 Quick Results
- – Rico Verhoeven (60-10) 🇳🇱 def. Tariq ‘Cookie’ Osaro (25-2-1) 🇳🇬 by unanimous decision (49-47, 50-46, 50-45×3); heavyweight (title fight)
- – Donegi Abena (26-9) 🇸🇷 def. Mohamed Touchassie (15-0) 🇲🇦 by unanimous decision (50-45×5); light heavyweight (title fight)
- – Donovan Wisse (19-1) def. vs. Michael Boapeah (16-3-1) 🇬🇭 by unanimous decision (48-46, 49-45×2, 50-44×2); middleweight (title fight)
- – Hamicha (40-2) 🇳🇱 def. Diaguely Camara (24-4-1) 🇫🇷 by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28×3); welterweight
- – Ulric Bokeme (31-4) 🇨🇩 def. Serkan Ozcaglayan (45-8) 🇳🇱 by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28×4); middleweight
- – Chico Kwasi (41-5) 🇳🇱 def. Jay Overmeer (29-5) 🇳🇱 by split decision; welterweight (29-28, 28-29, 30-27×3)
- – Stefan Latescu (16-2) 🇷🇴 def. Ibrahim El Bouni (41-8-1) 🇳🇱 by TKO at 1:00 of round 2; light heavyweight
- – Abraham Vidales (15-2) 🇲🇽 def. Ahmad Chikh Mousa (58-8-1) 🇩🇪 by TKO at 1:14 of round 1; featherweight
- – Don Sno (2-1) 🇳🇱 def. Gino van Steenis (1-0) 🇳🇱 by TKO at 2:59 of round 2; welterweight
- – Ismael Ouzgni (3-1) 🇳🇱 def. Robin Ciric (21-6) 🇳🇱 (29-27×2, 30-26×3); welterweight
- – Figuereido Landman (1-1) 🇳🇱 def. Petros Freitas (3-2-1) 🇲🇦 by split decision (29-28×2, 28-29×2, 30-27); welterweight
Start date and time
GLORY Collision 6: Verhoeven vs. Osaro goes down on Sat., Nov. 4, live from the GelreDome in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The prelim card starts at 5 p.m. locally, or 12 p.m. ET | 9 a.m. PT. The main card follows at 6:30 p.m. locally, or 1:30 p.m. ET | 10:30 a.m. PT.
The prelims of this event are available for free on YouTube. The stream starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 4. For the pay-per-view portion, purchase the event on GLORYfights.com, which has it priced at $19.99. More information on how to watch GLORY Collision 6: Verhoeven vs. Osaro is here.
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