Rico The King of Kickboxing Verhoeven
Current Rank
Heavyweight Champion
Height
196 CM / 6'5"
Nationality
Netherlands
Weightclass
Heavyweight
Weight
118.7 KG / 262 LBS
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Fighter Stats

Glory Record 16-1-0 (6 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 8:41 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 10:0 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 10.26 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 6.31 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 3.95 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 52.73% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Win Jamal Ben Saddik Glory 49: Redemption
Dec 09 2017
TKO
Win Antonio Silva Glory 46: Guangzhou
Oct 14 2017
TKO
Win Ismael Lazaar Glory 41: Holland
May 20 2017
Decision - Unanimous
Win Badr Hari Glory 36: Collision
Dec 10 2016
TKO
Win Anderson Silva Glory 33: New Jersey
Sep 09 2016
TKO - 3 Knockdowns in Round Icon fighter video play
Win Mladen Brestovac Glory 28: Paris
Mar 12 2016
Decision - Unanimous
Win Benjamin Adegbuyi Glory 26: Amsterdam
Dec 04 2015
KO Icon fighter video play
Win Benjamin Adegbuyi Glory 22: Lille
Jun 05 2015
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Errol Zimmerman Glory 19: Virginia
Feb 06 2015
TKO Icon fighter video play
Win Daniel Ghita Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing
Jun 21 2014
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Peter Aerts Glory 13: Tokyo
Dec 21 2013
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Win Gokhan Saki Glory 11: Chicago
Oct 12 2013
Decision - Majority Icon fighter video play
Win Daniel Ghita Glory 11: Chicago
Oct 12 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Errol Zimmerman Glory 9: New York
Jun 22 2013
Decision - Majority Icon fighter video play
Win Jhonata Diniz Glory 7: Milan
Apr 20 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Semmy Schilt Glory 4: Tokyo
Dec 31 2012
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Sergei Kharitonov Glory 4: Tokyo
Dec 31 2012
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play

Fighter Bio

Twitter Rico The King of Kickboxing Verhoeven

Rico
Verhoeven
16-1-0 (6 KO) Netherlands

 

GLORY Heavyweight Champion 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

 

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 victory in the GLORY 11 CHICAGO Heavyweight Championship 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.