Goodridge, Overeem Look for Glory in Holland
On Sunday November 9, the Dutch promotion GLORY will be bring a fight card to the city of Arnhem, Holland. The card, entitled ‘The Battle of Arnhem’ will feature a blend various fighting sports including: MMA, K-1, Muay Thai, and boxing. GLORY is celebrating their 10th anniversary with this card and they are bringing in some quality fights. In the main event, Alistair ‘The Demolition man’ Overeem is going to face Gary ‘Big Daddy’ Goodridge. the spectacular K-1 and MMA event GLORY 10 “The Battle of Arnhem” will take place at the Rijnhal in the city of Arnhem, Holland. There are also three title fights on the card.
Alistair Overeem has rejuvenated his MMA career. He has become Strikeforce’s heavyweight champion and recently dominated CroCop in a DREAM match before it was called on a no contest. Not only does Alistair want to continue his winning streak, but he also looks to avenge his brother Valentijn’s loss to Gary Goodridge in this fight. Canada’s Gary Goodridge will really have his hands full with Overeem. Goodridge has lost his previous three matches, including a decision loss to Paul Buentello at Affliction. The same Buentello who the Demolition Man defeated to take the Strikeforce crown.
The GLORY 10 will also feature several preliminary matches for what is being labeled the Unified World Grand Prix of Mixed Martial Arts. The tournament is set for the weight classes 155, 170, 185, 205 and 265 lbs and there will be 16 participants. The aim of the World Grand Prix is to find, discover and stimulate unknown talents, join worldwide fans and introduce them to all large Mixed Martial Arts organizations from all over the world. The European participants of this tournament will be fighting at GLORY: Vincent Latoel, Danial Sharifi, Hamid Corassani and Gregorz Tredowski.
Along with several title fights, K1 legend Stefan Leko is also scheduled to fight Rodney Glunder on the card.
GLORY 10: Battle of Arnhem Lineup
K1 – Titiana van Polanen Petel vs Sabine Kern
K1 – Joost Bauhaus vs Eddy van Gelder
Shooto – Cesario di Dominico vs Natek Tomajev
K1 – Omer Tekin vs Adem Bozkurt
K1 – Tarek Slimani vs Olivier Tasin
MMA – Assan Njie vs Robert Jocz
K1 – Rik van Soest vs Tomasz Serjada
MMA – Matthieu Lawalata vs Ivan Mussardo
Boxing – Orhan Delibas vs Gordan Glisic
MMA – Ahmed “Adrenaline” Yalbirdak vs Andrew McMichael
Muay Thai – Halim Issaoui vs Jan de Keyzer – European Title Championship fight
MMA – Vincent Latoel vs Daniel Sharifi – Unified World Grand Prix preliminary fight
K1 – Jimmy Eimers vs David Kyrya
MMA – Hamid Corassani vs Gregorz Tredowski – Unified World Grand Prix preliminary fight
Muay Thai – Henry Akdeniz vs Brian al Amin – World Title Championship fight
SH – Dion Staring vs Markus Halkossaari – European Title Championship fight
K1 – Stefan Leko vs Rodney Glunder
MMA – Alistair Overeem vs Gary Goodridge