GLORY Collision 3 preview – MMA Sucka
Glory Collision 3 will see a heavyweight championship fight alongside five other battles taking place in the welterweight, heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions. Rico verhoeven takes his longtime enemy Jamal Ben Saddik. The legend Gokhan Saki will make his long-awaited return to the sport. And a potential challenger for the welterweight title in the form of Hamicha will have the chance to strut once more.
Headliner of Glory Collision 3: Verhoeven vs. Ben Saddik
The headliner of Glory Collision 3 will be none other than the king of kickboxing himself, keen jab chess master Rico Verhoeven. Verhoeven destroyed his opponents in the heavyweight landscape for many years and emerged victorious after a bitter two-fight rivalry with the legendary Badr hari.
Verhoeven faces a face familiar to Jamal Ben Saddik. The two have fought twice before, once at an It’s Showtime event in 2011 when Verhoeven retired after two rounds, and then once again for the Glory Heavyweight Championship in 2017 when Ben Saddik was finished. with a devastating head butt followed by a vicious combination. . The rubber match is again for heavyweight gold. Ben Saddik will look to use his fierce power to try and time counter hits in response to kicks while Verhoeven’s jab, low kicks, chin and conditioning will likely be his keys to victory. Most fans will look forward to a repeat of their previous encounter, a thrill ride that saw Verhoeven seriously injured in the first and third laps to courageously recover in the championship.
Glory Collision 3 Co-Main Event: Saki vs. McSweeney
In the main co-event, after six long years of absence, Turkish kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki returns to the Glory ring. Saki has made a name for himself with heavyweight wrestling legends like Hari, Peter Aerts and Alistair Overeem but found his most recent light heavyweight success by scoring victories Nathan Corbett and Tyrone Sponge. The fierce combined striker took a sabbatical to attempt an MMA career, even making it to the UFC, but returned home after a brutal knockout loss to Khalil Round Tree.
He faces James mcsweeney, an MMA journeyman who also achieved a kickboxing record of 46-7. Both are considered to have at least somewhat surpassed their best. This will likely prove to be a solid barometer to see if Saki has much more left, while McSweeney has a chance to make a name for himself with a win over a respected veteran.
Glory Collision 3: Other fights
The card will also feature Glory’s No.1 ranked welterweight Hamicha taking on Samuel Dbili. Knockout artist Hamicha has the opportunity to build momentum for a possible championship shot, while Dbili will look to recover from the loss of his Glory debut. In light heavyweights, contenders ranked # 3 and # 5 Donegi Abena and Sergei Maslobojev will lock the horns. Abena is looking to break a three-game losing streak, while a Maslobojev win could potentially propel him to a belt shot.
There will also be a heavyweight fight between the Glory tournament veteran Benjamin Adegbuyi and the fierce Croatian Antonio Plazibat. Adegbuyi scored a coveted victory over legend Badr Hari, meaning Plazibat has the opportunity to try and steal some of that shard for himself. The map will be completed with a lightweight fight between the fan favorite veteran Michel Duut and the American recruit John King. Duut will seek to overcome a three-fight crisis as King must overcome a pronounced experience disadvantage with the vigor of youth.