44-15-1 (16 KO)
Filip The Belgian Bull Verlinden
Current Rank
Inactive
Height
190 CM / 6'2"
Nationality
Belgium Belgium
Weightclass
Light Heavyweight
Weight
95 KG / 209 LBS
Social Media
Nickname
The Belgian Bull
Age
39

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 6-6-0 (0 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 08:55 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 3:0 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 9.2 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 9.15 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 0.05 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 48.59 % Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Loss Jason Wilnis Glory 28: Paris
Superfight
2016-03-12
UD
Loss Mourad Bouzidi Glory 22: Lille
Superfight
2015-06-05
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Win Melvin Manhoef Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing
8 man tournament
2014-06-21
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Loss Artem Levin Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing
Semi-final
2014-06-21
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Win Melvin Manhoef Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing
2014-06-21
MD
Win Israel Adesanya Glory 15: Istanbul
Superfight
2014-04-12
UD
Win Israel Adesanya Glory 15: Istanbul
2014-04-12
UD
Loss Saulo Cavalari Glory 11: Chicago
Superfight
2013-10-12
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Win Steve McKinnon Glory 9: New York
Quarter-final
2013-06-22
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Loss Tyrone Spong Glory 9: New York
Semi-final
2013-06-22
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Loss Remy Bonjasky Glory 4: Tokyo
Tournament
2012-12-31
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Win Fabiano Cyclone Glory 2: Brussels
Superfight
2012-10-06
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Fighter Bio

Twitter Filip The Belgian Bull Verlinden

Filip
Verlinden
6-6-0 (0 KO) Belgium

WKA World Champion

IFMA World Champion Muay Thai

Belgium Champion

Filip Verlinden is known as 'The Puncher' because of his preference for boxing, and his hero is Manny Pacquiao. Several opponents have said he is the fastest fighter they have ever faced and now that he has moved from heavyweight to light-heavyweight, that speed is only going to increase.

Verlinden had a lot of amateur fights before turning professional. He became the IFMA Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion in 2010 before vacating the belt to turn professional and fight with distinction in the Muay Thai Premier League on his way to earning a GLORY contract. 

GLORY 6 ISTANBUL saw Verlinden make his light-heavyweight debut. Walking around at 100 kilograms, he previously fought at heavyweight but with GLORY making 95 kilograms a flagship division, Verlinden is now able to fight in his natural weight category and show the world what he is truly capable of.

Despite his extensive experience at amateur and professional, Verlinden until recently had bad problems with nerves before and during a fight. Sometimes the nerves affected him so badly that he would literally throw up in his corner between rounds. 

But that didn’t stop him knocking people out and getting the job done once hostilities resumed. Taking a cue from other top fighters with similar nerves issues - such as Georges St Pierre - he worked extensively with sports psychologists and was able to overcome it. Verlinden was a force even when affected by nerves. Without them he is a very dangerous package indeed.