Verhoeven hits MMA fighter Silva in next kickbokspartij
The next opponent of Rico Verhoeven is known. The world champion in kickboxing at profbond Glory takes on Saturday, October 14 in Guangzhou, China, against the Brazilian Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva.
The 37-year-old Silva made his name as a MMA fighter, although his last five fights lost. In that branch of sport took the South-American last year retired from the UFC, the biggest organization in MMA.
Against Verhoeven makes Silva, who at the MMA came out in the heavyweight and nineteen of his 31 parties won, his debut as a kickbokser.
The fight between Verhoeven and Silva takes a maximum of three rounds. That means that the title of the 28-year-old Verhoeven is not on the game, because by then the party about five laps to go.
In may of this year won Verhoeven far is final battle of Ismael Lazaar. In the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, he was in a party with only prestige at stake was unanimously declared the winner.
At the end of this year, in december, takes Verhoeven also against the Moroccan Jamal Ben Saddik, and that duel will be going to the wererldtitel. The exact date and place of confrontation are not yet known.
Ben Saddik, who is two years younger than Verhoeven, he challenged the Dutchman in march after he the Brazilian Guto Innocente had defeated. Verhoeven took on the challenge with great joy.
For Verhoeven is also a rematch against Badr Hari on the program, but that will still take some time. In december 2016, they stood for the first time opposite each other and then won Verhoeven because Hari is injured to resist.
With the champion @ricoverhoeven October 14 we are gonna do a great fight for the Chinese fans……. https://t.co/CiF7c1JRuO
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08:53 – 18 August 2017