Biography

Rico Verhoeven (1989) was born and raised in The Netherlands. Already started practicing martial arts at the age of 7 and currently signed with the world’s biggest kickboxing promoter Glory, he is a force to be reckoned with. In 1996, Verhoeven started training kickboxing. A natural at it, he made his debut in the ring at the age of Sixteen.

Over the years Verhoeven has grown through fights against some of the world’s greatest fighters. Resulting in becoming the Glory Heavyweight World Champion in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Rico is known for his powerful and athletic build, sympathetic character and marketable looks. With the mind of a mature fighter and the body of a young athlete, Verhoeven gains an extremely favorable future perspective.

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28
1.96 M/6”52
116 kg/251 lbs
THE NETHERLANDS
SUPER HEAYYWEIGHT
GLORY
Total: 64 Wins: 53 By Ko: 16 Losses: 10 By KO: 3 Draws: 1
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  • December 9th, 2017 – Glory Redemption Heavyweight World Championship VS Jamal Ben Saddik – in Ahoy’, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) (WIN)
  • October 14th, 2017 – Glory 46 VS Antônio (Bigfoot) Silva  – in Guangzhou Gymnasium (China) (WIN)
  • May 20th, 2017 – Glory 41 VS Ismael Lazaar  – in Brabant Hallen, ‘s Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) (WIN)
  • December 10th, 2016 – Glory Collision VS Badr Hari  – in König Pilsner Arena, Oberhausen (Germany) (WIN)
  • September 9th, 2016 – Glory 33: Heavyweight World Championship VS Anderson Silva – in Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, USA (WIN)
  • March 12th, 2016 – Glory 28: Heavyweight World Championship VS Mladen Brestovac – in Accorhotels Arena, Paris, France (WIN)
  • December 4th, 2015 – Glory 26: Heavyweight World Championship VS Benjamin Adegbuyi – in RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (WIN)
  • October 19th, 2015 – RXF 20: Heavyweight Superfight (MMA) VS Viktor Bogutzki – in Sibiu, Romania (WIN)
  • June 5th, 2015 – Glory 22: Heavyweight World Championship VS Benjamin Adegbuyi – in Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France (WIN)
  • February 6st, 2015 – Glory 19: Heavyweight World Championship VS Errol Zimmerman – in Hampton Coliseum, Hampton Virginia, USA (WIN)
  • Januart 3rd Andrei Gerasimchuk – Kunlun Fight 15 – in Nanjing, China (LOSS)
  • June 21st, 2014 – Glory 17: Heavyweight World Championship VS Daniel Ghiță – in LA Forum, Los Angeles, USA (WIN)
  • April 26th, 2014 – Mix Fight Gala XV vs János Finfera – in Darmstadt, Germany (WIN)
  • December 21, 2013 – Glory 13: Welterweight World Championship Tournament VS Peter Aerts – in Tokyo, Japan (WIN)
  • October 12, 2013 – Glory 11: Heavyweight World Champ. Tournament, Final VS Daniel Ghiță – in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA (WIN)
  • October 12, 2013 – Glory 11: Heavyweight World Champ. Tournament, Semi Finals VS Gökhan Saki –  Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA (WIN)
  • June 22, 2013 – Glory 9: 2013 95kg Slam VS Errol Zimmerman – New York City, New York, USA (WIN)
  • April 20, 2013 – Glory 7 VS Jhonata Diniz – Milan, Italy (WIN)
  • December 31, 2012 – Glory 4: 2012 Heavyweight Grand Slam Tournament, Quarter Finals VS Semmy Schilt – Saitama, Japan (LOSS)
  • December 31, 2012 – Glory 4: 2012 Heavyweight Grand Slam Tournament, First Round VS Sergei Kharitonov – Saitama, Japan (WIN)
  • June 30, 2012 – It’s Showtime 57 & 58 VS Hesdy Gerges – Brussels, Belgium (WIN)
  • May 27, 2012 – K-1 World MAX 2012 World Champ. Tournament Final 16, Super Fight VS Serhiy Lashchenko – Madrid, Spain (LOSS)
  • March 17, 2012 – Capital Punishment 5 VS Ben Edwards – Canberra, Australia (WIN)
  • January 28, 2012 – It’s Showtime 2012 VS Errol Zimmerman – Leeuwarden, Netherlands (LOSS)
  • November 17, 2011 – SUPERKOMBAT Fight Club VS Hesdy Gerges – Oradea, Romania (LOSS)
  • June 18, 2011 – Thaiboksgala BlokhuispoortKickboxing VS Raemon Welboren – Leeuwarden, Netherlands (WIN)
  • May 21, 2011 – SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2011, Reserve Fight VS Justice Smith – Bucharest, Romania (WIN)
  • March 6, 2011 – It’s Showtime VS Jamal Ben Saddik – Amsterdam, Netherlands (LOSS)
  • December 18, 2010 – It’s Showtime 2010 VS Frank Muñoz – Amsterdam, Netherlands (WIN)
  • October 9, 2010 – Ring Rage Part 5 VS Michael Duut – Assen, Netherlands (WIN)
  • September 12, 2010 – It’s Showtime 2010 VS Ricardo van den Bos – Amsterdam, Netherlands (WIN)
  • May 29, 2010 – It’s Showtime 2010 VS Dzevad Poturak – Amsterdam, Netherlands (WIN)
  • November 21, 2009 – It’s Showtime 2009 VS Jantje Siersema – Barneveld, Netherlands (WIN)
  • October 24, 2009 – It’s Showtime 2009 VS Rustemi Kreshnik – Lommel, Belgium  (LOSS)
  • August 11, 2009 – K-1 World GP 2009 Quarter Finals VS Brice Guidon – Tokyo, Japan  (LOSS)
  • August 29, 2009 – It’s Showtime 2009 VS Gábor Meiszter – Budapest, Hungary (WIN)
  • May 16, 2009 – It’s Showtime 2009 VS Ricardo Fyeet – Amsterdam, Netherlands (WIN)
  • March 18, 2009 – It’s Showtime 2009 VS Filip Verlinden – Antwerp, Belgium (WIN)
  • March 14, 2009 – It’s Showtime 2009 VS Petar Majstorovic – Milan, Italy (WIN)
  • November 29, 2008 – It’s Showtime 2008 VS Dennis Stolzenbach – Eindhoven, Netherlands (WIN)
  • August 9, 2008 – K-1 World GP 2008 Hawaii, Super Fight VS Koichi Watanabe – Honolulu, Hawai (WIN)
  • April 26, 2008 – K-1 World GP 2008 Opening Fight VS Christiano Delgado – Amsterdam, Netherlands (WIN)
  • February 17, 2008 – K-1 MAX Netherlands 2008, Super Fight VS Redouan Abdelloui – Utrecht, Netherlands (WIN)
  • December 16, 2007 – Oss Muay Thai VS Brunon Sokołowski – Oss, Netherlands (WIN)
  • May 13, 2007 – Fight Night Veghel B Tournament, Quarter Finals VS Said Eljajaui – Veghel, Netherlands (LOSS)
  • March 24, 2007 – WFCA Muay thai gala VS Zoltán Tóth – Roosendaal, Netherlands (WIN)
  • October 15, 2006 – Top Team Beverwijk Muay Thai gala VS Brian Douwes – Beverwijk, Netherlands (WIN)
  • April 9, 2006 – K.O.C. III VS Reduan Abdellaoui – Goes, Netherlands (WIN)
  • February 3, 2006 – Thaiboxing Gala VS Chries Ouweland – Roosendaal, Netherlands (WIN)
  • November 26, 2005 – Thaiboxing Gala VS Stijn van Tatenhove – Roosendaal, Netherlands (WIN)
  • May 29, 2005 – Gala in Zonnehuis VS Sander Duyvis – Amsterdam, Netherlands (WIN)
  • April 30, 2005 – Impact VS Wilbert Dam – Roosendaal, Netherlands (WIN)