Jamal Ben Saddik Faces Longtime Rival Rico Verhoeven At Glory: Collision 3 

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window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-160618588-3'); By Percy Lovell Crawford Appropriately nicknamed “The Goliath,” Jamal Ben Saddik stands 6-feet-9-inches and weighs an imposing 250 pounds. He has stamped himself as one of the elite kickboxers in the world. On Saturday, Saddik has the opportunity to come out ahead in his trilogy with heavyweight stalwart Rico Verhoeven. The two first met in 2011, when Verhoeven’s corner stopped the bout in the second round. In their 2017 rematch, Verhoeven got his revenge, scoring a fifth-round TKO over Saddik. The two kickboxing giants look to break the tie at Glory: Collision 3. Saddik was scheduled to compete on the show against Benjamin Adegbuyi. But after an injury to Alistair Overeem forced him out of the main event, Saddik jumped at the opportunity to headline against his rival. After winning Glory’s Heavyweight Grand Prix in 2018, Saddik was sidelined by injuries, and would serve time in prison following a raid for hacked devices and drug distribution. Now, highly motivated and with a new team (Saddik now trains at the famed Mike’s Gym), “The Goliath” not only has the opportunity to close the door on the trilogy with Verhoeven,...

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