Alistair Overeem, a heavyweight champion for over a decade, makes his comeback on Saturday after a 20-month layoff.
Overeem signed with Glory to return to the sport of kickboxing after being dropped from his UFC contract 19 months ago. An injury delayed his return from about a year ago, but he is now present.
At GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands, Overeem will face off against one of the sport’s all-time greats, Badr Hari, for the main event of Glory Collision 4. For those in the United States, the card can be viewed via pay-per-view online at GloryFights.com.
It’s a rematch, so the fighters are already familiar with each other. In a fight that took place over 14 years ago, at K-1: Dynamite 2008, Overeem knocked out Hari. That’s also the last time we saw Overeem in a professional kickboxing match, so there’s that. After that, he only competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts, including 20 in the UFC.
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