Alistair Overeem Expected To Face Badr Hari In Kickboxing Bout At October 8th GLORY Card

Alistair Overeem’s return to kickboxing finally has a new date in place.

The UFC, Pride FC, and K-1 Kickboxing vet is expected to face Badr Hari at GLORY Kickboxing’s October 8th card, per an announcement made Wednesday.

Overeem and Hari will face off at “Collision 4,” which will take place at the GelreDome Stadium in Arnhem, Netherlands.

The bout will be the trilogy fight between the heavyweights.

They first met in December 2008, when Overeem scored a first-round finish win. Just less than a year later, Hari avenged that loss as part of a one-night tournament.

More than a decade removed from their first fights, the rivalry will be able to find a definitive victor.

Overeem, 42, will be competing under kickboxing rules for the first time since 2010. He is notably coming off a UFC run which saw him score 12 wins and eight losses, including eight main event bouts and one title fight.

Overeem’s kickboxing return was initially scheduled for October 2021 against Rico Verhoeven. However, Overeem was withdrawn in the lead-up to that fight due to an injury.

Hari last appeared in March, when he fought Arkadiusz Wrzosek in the main event of GLORY 80. The fight was notoriously canceled after the second round due to a riot breaking out inside the Trixxo Arena in Hasselt, Belgium.

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