60-10-0 (20 KO)
Rico The King of Kickboxing Verhoeven
Current Rank
Heavyweight Champion
Height
196 CM / 6'5"
Nationality
Netherlands Netherlands
Weightclass
Heavyweight
Weight
118.7 KG / 262 LBS
Social Media
Nickname
The King of Kickboxing
Age
33

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 21-1-0 (9 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 09:04 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 9:3 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 10.28 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 6.48 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 3.8 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 54.63 % Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Win Jamal Ben Saddik Glory 79: Collision 3
Championship Bout
2021-10-23
TKO
0:56 of Round 4
Win Tarik Khbabez Glory 77
Tournament Final
2021-01-30
TKO
3:00 of Round 1
Win Hesdy Gerges Glory 77
Semi-final
2021-01-30
UD
Win Badr Hari Glory 74: Collision 2
Championship Bout
2019-12-21
TKO
0:59 of Round 3
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Win Guto Inocente Glory 59: Amsterdam
Headline event
2018-09-29
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Win Mladen Brestovac Glory 54: Birmingham
Headline event
2018-06-02
UD
Win Jamal Ben Saddik Glory 49: Redemption
Headline event
2017-12-09
TKO
1:10 of Round 5
Win Antonio Silva Glory 46: Guangzhou
Superfight
2017-10-14
TKO
0:47 of Round 2
Win Ismael Lazaar Glory 41: Holland
Superfight
2017-05-20
UD
Win Badr Hari Glory 36: Collision
Superfight
2016-12-10
TKO
1:22 of Round 2
Win Anderson Silva Glory 33: New Jersey
Headline event
2016-09-09
TKO
2:57 of Round 2
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Win Mladen Brestovac Glory 28: Paris
Headline event
2016-03-12
UD
Win Benjamin Adegbuyi Glory 26: Amsterdam
Co Headline event
2015-12-04
KO
2:12 of Round 1
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Win Benjamin Adegbuyi Glory 22: Lille
Headline event
2015-06-05
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Win Errol Zimmerman Glory 19: Virginia
Headline event
2015-02-06
TKO
2:17 of Round 2
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Win Daniel Ghita Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing
Headline event
2014-06-21
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Win Peter Aerts Glory 13: Tokyo
Headline event
2013-12-21
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Win Daniel Ghita Glory 11: Chicago
Final
2013-10-12
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Win Gokhan Saki Glory 11: Chicago
Semi-final
2013-10-12
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Win Errol Zimmerman Glory 9: New York
Superfight
2013-06-22
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Loss Semmy Schilt Glory 4: Tokyo
Quarter-final
2012-12-31
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Win Sergey Kharitonov Glory 4: Tokyo
Tournament
2012-12-31
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Fighter Bio

Twitter Rico The King of Kickboxing Verhoeven

Rico
Verhoeven
21-1-0 (9 KO) Netherlands

- Reigning GLORY Heavyweight Champion (11 Defenses)

- GLORY 77 Heavyweight Tournament Winner

- GLORY 11 Heavyweight Tournament Winner

- 2021 GLORY Fighter of the Year

Rico Verhoeven was five years old when he first entered the martial arts. His father, a karate black belt, brought young Rico to the dojo and started him on a path which, years later, would take him around the world and to the top of the heavyweight pile.

Training was a consistent part of Verhoeven’s life growing up and his father was strict about it. After school his friends would head to the park to play football or ride bikes while Verhoeven would accompany his father to the dojo for training.

As he got older he moved into kickboxing. At the same time, it became clear that he was a natural heavyweight who would grow to a considerable size. At 16 years old he was so big that he couldn’t find opponents his own age in competitions, and had to face adults.

That hard road has done him good. Verhoeven was marked out as a prospect several years before his 2012 debut for GLORY. Before joining the organization he had racked up wins over experienced international opposition such as Hesdy Gerges, Ben Edwards and Filip Verlinden. 

His record also now includes wins over Errol Zimmerman, Gokhan Saki and Daniel Ghita, plus victories in the GLORY 11 CHICAGO Heavyweight Championship Tournament and the GLORY 77 Heavyweight Tournament.

A very intelligent fighter, Verhoeven is creative and focuses a lot on technicality. He has a wide arsenal of attacks and a tight defense. He also works closely with the British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury, who he credits with making his jab into the highly effective weapon it is today.