Kickboxers Rico Verhoeven and Badri Hari will compete on Saturday in GelreDome in Arnhem for the world title in heavyweight. Verhoeven is the title defender in the ring.

Good evening and welcome to the live blog on NU.nl. My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of the developments in the world title fight between Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven.

  • Hari-Verhoeven
  • Verhoeven retains title
  • Hari was harmed

Hari-Verhoeven 路 29 minutes ago

Perhaps the best moment of the evening. Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven visit each other after the fight.

True professionals! 馃檹馃徎 #badrvsrico #badrhari #ricoverhoeven #ricovsbadr

Avatar AuthorDONMoment of places23: 42 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 36 minutes ago

It is still a while before the press conference with Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven starts. Both kick boxers are freshening up in the changing rooms.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

The sad retreat of Badr Hari in the picture.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

"Last time it was a shame and now it is a shame", is the first reaction of Rico Verhoeven at Veronica . "But I do make two serious mistakes and that is why I am angry with myself. I sat down twice, but the fight is over when it is over. I hit him a couple of times with hard taps, so I was certainly still in the match. I am hit and just get up again. I wish Badr a good time and I really hope that we can go into the ring together again. "

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Crying on a stretcher, Badr Hari leaves the ring. He hadn't presented his evening like that.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Probably a new fight between Hari and Verhoeven is coming.

Verhoeven: "I told Badr that it is not over yet between us. But at the end of the day, health is the most important thing. We will fight each other again."

Avatar Author Bart van Dooijeweert Moment of places 23: 08 - 21 December 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

The moment that Rico Verhoeven is declared the winner again.

#ricovsbadr

Avatar Authorstalker84sotMoment of places23: 08 - 21 December 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

"I have a double feeling here," says Rico Verhoeven after retaining his world title. "I was surprised twice and that is why I am very disappointed in myself. Apart from that, my attack plan worked, although I was unable to hit him well."

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

The moment that Hari gets injured. What an anti-climax of 'the fight of the century'.

Disappointing end, feel awful sorry for Badr 馃槩 #GLORY # COLLISION2

Avatar Author Rebel without a Claus 馃巺馃徏馃巹馃嚠馃嚜Moment of places23: 01 - 21 December 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

The tears of Badr. #ricovsbadr

Avatar Author Bart van Dooijeweert Moment of places 22: 59 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Verhoeven immediately goes to Hari to support him.

#ricobadr Well, that was short. Badr injures himself and Rico is declared winner after 3rd round by TKO. # Collision2

Avatar Author # MsportXtraMoment of places22: 59 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Hari is crying on the floor and knows that it will be over after seven minutes. Verhoeven keeps its world title.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 3 - You are not making this up! Verhoeven is staggering, but Hari is injured with a spiral staircase.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 3 - Hari goes to the ground and loses! He seems to have sustained an injury.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 3 - Verhoeven staggers to the corner and has the lead after a kick from Hari! That's how you rarely see the Dutchman.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Verhoeven is still far from beating and is fighting a strong second round. Although he still has to cash in at the end from Hari. #ricovsbadr

Avatar Author Bart van Dooijeweert Moment of places 22: 53 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 2 - The second round is also over and this round the differences are small. We have to wait a bit for the jury's decision who won this round.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

The moment in the first round that Verhoeven goes to the ground.

... plot twist # COLLISION2

Avatar Author Michael Morgan Moment of places 22: 51 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 2 - Uppercut from Verhoeven on Hari! As strong as Hari looked in the first round, he no longer seems.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 2 - Knee knees and hard punches alternate rapidly. It is very hard on both sides in the ring. "Only kicks!", Verhoeven's coach shouts at his fighter.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 1 is over - The first round is clearly a prey for Hari, who made Verhoeven falter. For the first time in eighteen games, the referee starts counting as Verhoeven drops to the floor.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 1 - Verhoeven wavered after a hard shot from Hari! For the first time in the Glory career of the Dutchman, the referee starts counting, but Verhoeven can continue.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 1 - Both kick boxers immediately hit it full. Hari hits Verhoeven hard on the head and Verhoeven responds with a hard kick to the knee.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Round 1 - The world title fight between Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven starts!

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Hari and Verhoeven are now both in the ring. The fight is about to begin.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 one hour ago

Here we go. Come on @ricoverhoeven 馃檵馃徑鈥嶁檪锔 #ricovsbadr #ricobadr # collision2

Avatar Author Jeroen Jonkers Moment of Places 22: 42 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

If no knockout is dealt, the game will last five rounds of three minutes.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

And there is Verhoeven. The reigning world champion runs into the ring with a sprint.

It is time #ricovsbadr #teamrico

Avatar AuthorRik GiethoornMoment of places22: 39 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

Hari enters the ring with a hood and loud cheers. The Dutch Moroccan clearly has the audience in his hand.

it's about to go down # COLLISION2

Avatar AuthorHektic_OneMoment of places22: 35 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

IT'S TIME !!!! Rico-Badr II is ON DECK! # COLLISION2HOW TO WATCH: https://t.co/E3aCPVugMy

Avatar AuthorGLORY KickboxingMoment of places22: 34 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

We start in Arnhem! Badr Hari is the first to enter the ring.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

The vast majority of readers on NU.nl expect a victory from Rico Verhoeven.

Who will win the much-discussed world title fight between the heavyweights Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven tonight?

  • Badr Hari

    18%

  • Rico Verhoeven

    82%

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

Tavares wins the penultimate fight. Now it's time for what everyone came for: #ricovsbadr

Avatar Author Bart van Dooijeweert Moment of places 22: 25 - 21 December 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

It is hard going in the last fight before Verhoeven and Hari face each other.

BODYSHOT 馃あ @ HouseofNutr # COLLISION2

Avatar AuthorGLORY KickboxingMoment of places22: 19 - 21 December 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

In the Gelredome, the penultimate fight of the evening will now begin. When this is over then it is time for Rico vs Badr. About half an hour.

Avatar Author Bas Scharwachter Moment of places 22: 07 - 21 December 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

Recently, 35-year-old Hari rarely came into action. Partly due to a prison sentence and a doping suspension, he has only been in the stake three times in the past five years, including the fight in Oberhausen against Verhoeven. As a result, the question is what level the opponent is facing Verhoeven. The world champion himself has not been in action for fifteen months. The fighter who has been a Glory champion continuously since 2013, has also been focusing on his acting career lately.

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

31,000 tickets have been sold for Glory 74. "It has never happened in the Netherlands that a football stadium has been sold out for a kickboxing match. All tickets were used up within two hours and then additional tickets were made available," said Verhoeven. "I cannot achieve that alone, we do that together."

Hari-Verhoeven 路 2 hours ago

Rico Verhoeven is looking forward to tonight's game. "It will be crazy, we will make a show of it together and start to write kickboxing history," Verhoeven said yesterday after the weighting for the fight.

Kickboxing 路 3 hours ago

The supporting act in GelreDome for the game between Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven is in full swing. The audience will get to see this tough knockout.

ALEX PEREIRA ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! Another highlight reel KO for the CHAMP-CHAMP! @mypowerdot # GLORY74

Avatar AuthorGLORY KickboxingMoment of places20: 45 - December 21, 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 4 hours ago

The supporting program for the fight of the year has now begun.

First title fight of the evening is between the Turk Turk Ertugrul Bayrak and the Brazilian Alex Pereira. #glory #ricovsbadr

Avatar Author Bart van Dooijeweert Moment of Places 20: 28 - 21 December 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 5 hours ago

Here it will happen tonight, in about three hours: #rico vs #badr

Avatar Author Bart van Dooijeweert Moment of places 19: 04 - 21 December 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 yesterday at 9:26 AM

Maarten van der Weijden cheers for Rico Verhoeven tonight.

#teamrico https://t.co/67H3zxNC33

Avatar AuthorMaarten vd WeijdenMoment of places09: 21 - 21 December 2019

Hari-Verhoeven 路 yesterday at 9:19 AM

The traditional weighing and staredown take place before a Glory fight. That Badr Hari shook hands with Rico Verhoeven has surprised many martial arts enthusiasts. NU.nl reporters Bart van Dooijeweert and Bas Scharwachter look back on the staredown and look ahead to tonight's much-discussed fight.

Preview: "The hand of Hari to Verhoeven shows his respect"

Hari-Verhoeven 路 yesterday at 8:47 AM

Hari thinks it will benefit from less weight
Badr Hari seems a lot fitter than the last time he was in the ring opposite Rico Verhoeven. He weighed 110.8 kilos when weighed yesterday. Three years ago that was 114.5 kilos. "I think I'm going to benefit from that. I have more explosiveness, speed and condition. Those are all things that will play a role."

Hari-Verhoeven 路 yesterday at 8:16 AM

Hari and Verhoeven want to write kickboxing history
World champion Rico Verhoeven and challenger Badr Hari hope to write kickboxing history tonight in the sold-out GelreDome. "It will be great, we will make a show of it together and start to write kickboxing history," said Verhoeven. 31,000 tickets have been sold for Glory 74. "It has never happened in the Netherlands that a football stadium has been sold out for a kickboxing match."

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