Rico Verhoeven

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 undisputed Glory Heavyweight World Champion in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. 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.

Besides his great achievements as a professional athlete, Rico is a much sought-after personality. His marketable looks and character, added with his speaking skills makes him very appealing for several partnerships. He appeared in various Radio & TV shows, movies, documentaries, series, commercials, magazines, vlogs and events.

Reaching the top did not go without a fight, hence the story behind Rico’s success is one that needs to be told. Consequently in 2017 his biography was published in a book with the applicable title ‘RICO’. The incredible story about Rico Verhoeven was widely embraced by the public, bombarding the book to a #1 bestseller. Rico is frequently booked as a public speaker for several businesses and organisation ranging from NGO’s to non-profit organisations and from professional football teams to youngsters. A story about his road to success, his mind-set, tips and tricks and much more.

Rico’s natural communication talent also led him to his first steps in the world of acting, including several appearances in TV series and acting roles in Hollywood movies such as Ferdinand (Dutch voice over of the main character Ferdinand the Bull) and a part in Jean-Claude van Damme’s Kickboxing Retaliation.

Due to his healthy lifestyle and discipline Rico Verhoeven has realized great things, but he believes that anyone can achieve his or her goals. Therefore, Rico has launched ‘The Winners Workout’, a platform that promotes a mental and physical healthy lifestyle for anyone that is striving to implement this in their daily lives. The Winners Workout is also available as a mobile app for iOs and Google Play.

This is is just the beginning of a much more successful future.

Fight Record

Kickboxing, Boxing, MMA

  • VS Badr Hari

    Gelredome, Arnhem (The Netherlands)December 21st, 2019

    Glory Collision II: Heavyweight World Championship (WIN)

  • VS Guto Inocente

    Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)September 29th, 2018

    Glory 59: Heavyweight World Championship (WIN)

  • VS Mladen Brestovac

    Genting Arena, Birmingham (UK)June 2nd, 2018

    Glory 54: Heavyweight World Championship (WIN)

  • VS Jamal Ben Saddik

    Ahoy', Rotterdam (The Netherlands)Dec 9, 2017

    Glory Redemption: Heavyweight World Championship (WIN)

  • VS Antônio "Bigfoot" Silva

    Guangzhou Gymnasium (China)Oct 14, 2017

    Glory 46 (WIN)

  • VS Ismael Lazaar

    Brabant Hallen, 's Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands)May 20, 2017

    Glory 41 (WIN)

  • VS Badr Hari

    König Pilsner Arena, Oberhausen (Germany)Dec 10, 2016

    Glory Collision (WIN)

  • VS Anderson Silva

    Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, USASep 9, 2016

    Glory 33: Heavyweight World Championship (WIN)

  • VS Mladen Brestovac

    Accorhotels Arena, Paris, FranceMarch 12, 2016

    Glory 28: Heavyweight World Championship (WIN)

  • VS Benjamin Adegbuyi

    RAI, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDecember 4, 2015

    Glory 26: Heavyweight World Championship (WIN)

  • VS Viktor Bogutzki

    Sibiu, RomaniaOctober 19, 2015

    RXF 20: Heavyweight Superfight (MMA) (WIN)

  • VS Benjamin Adegbuyi

    Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, FranceJune 5, 2015

    Glory 22: Heavyweight World Championship

  • VS Errol Zimmerman

    Hampton Coliseum, Hampton Virginia, USAFebruary 6, 2015

    Glory 19: Heavyweight World Championship

  • VS Andrey Gerasimchuk

    Nanjing, ChinaJanuary 3, 2015

    Kunlun: Fight 15 (LOSS)

  • VS Daniel Ghiță

    LA Forum, Los Angeles, USAJune 21, 2014

    Glory 17: Heavyweight World Championship (WIN)

  • VS János Finfera

    Darmstadt, GermanyApril 26, 2014

    Mix Fight Boxing Gala XV (WIN)

  • VS Peter Aerts

    Tokyo, JapanDecember 21, 2013

    Glory 13: Heavyweight World Championship Tournament (WIN)

  • VS Daniel Ghiță

    Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USAOctober 12, 2013

    Glory 11: Heavyweight World Champ. Tournament, Final (WIN)

  • VS Gökhan Saki

    Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USAOctober 12, 2013

    Glory 11: Heavyweight World Champ. Tournament, Semi-Finals (WIN)

  • VS Errol Zimmerman

    New York City, New York, USAJune 22, 2013

    Glory 9: 2013 95kg Slam

  • VS Jhonata Diniz (WIN)

    Milan, ItalyApril 20, 2013

    Glory 7

  • VS Semmy Schilt

    Saitama, JapanDecember 31, 2012

    Glory 4: 2012 Heavyweight Grand Slam Tournament, Quarter Finals (LOSS)

  • VS Sergei Kharitonov

    Saitama, JapanDecember 31, 2012

    Glory 4: 2012 Heavyweight Grand Slam Tournament, First Round (WIN)

  • VS Hesdy Gerges

    Brussels, Belgium (WIN)June 30, 2012

    It's Showtime 57 & 58

  • VS Serhiy Lashchenko

    Madrid, SpainMay 27, 2012

    K-1 World MAX 2012 World Champ. Tournament Final 16, Super Fight (LOSS)

  • VS Ben Edwards

    Canberra, Australia (WIN)March 17, 2012

    Capital Punishment 5 (WIN)

  • VS Errol Zimmerman

    Leeuwarden, The NetherlandsJanuary 28, 2012

    It's Showtime 2012 (LOSS)

  • VS Hesdy Gerges

    Oradea, RomaniaNovember 17, 2011


  • VS Raemon Welboren

    Leeuwarden, The NetherlandsJune 18, 2011

    Thaiboksgala Blokhuispoort Kickboxing

  • VS Justice Smith

    Bucharest, RomaniaMay 21, 2011

    SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2011, Reserve Fight (WIN)

  • VS Jamal Ben Saddik

    Amsterdam, The NetherlandsMarch 6, 2011

    March 6, 2011 - It's Showtime (LOSS)

  • VS Frank Muñoz

    Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDecember 18, 2010

    It's Showtime 2010 (WIN)

  • VS Michael Duut

    Assen, The NetherlandsOctober 9, 2010

    Ring Rage Part 5 (WIN)

  • VS Ricardo van den Bos

    Amsterdam, The NetherlandsSeptember 12, 2010

    It's Showtime 2010 (WIN)

  • VS Dzevad Poturak

    Amsterdam, The NetherlandsMay 29, 2010

    It's Showtime 2010 (WIN)

  • VS Jantje Siersema

    Barneveld, The NetherlandsNovember 21, 2009

    It's Showtime 2009 (WIN)

  • VS Rustemi Kreshnik

    Lommel, BelgiumOctober 24, 2009

    It's Showtime 2009 (LOSS)

  • VS Brice Guidon

    Tokyo, JapanAugust 11, 2009

    K-1 World GP 2009 Quarter Finals (LOSS)

  • VS Gábor Meiszter

    Budapest, HungaryAugust 29, 2009

    It's Showtime 2009 (WIN)

  • VS Ricardo Fyeet

    Amsterdam, The NetherlandsMay 16, 2009

    It's Showtime 2009 (WIN)

  • VS Filip Verlinden

    Antwerp, BelgiumMarch 18, 2009

    It's Showtime 2009 (WIN)

  • VS Petar Majstorovic

    Milan, ItalyMarch 14, 2009

    It's Showtime 2009 (WIN)

  • VS Dennis Stolzenbach

    Eindhoven, The NetherlandsNovember 29, 2008

    It's Showtime 2008 (WIN)

  • VS Koichi Watanabe

    Honolulu, HawaiAugust 9, 2008

    K-1 World GP 2008 Hawaii, Super Fight

  • VS Christiano Delgado

    Amsterdam, The NetherlandsApril 26, 2008

    K-1 World GP 2008 Amsterdam, Opening Fight (WIN)

  • VS Redouan Abdelloui

    Utrecht, The NetherlandsFebruary 17, 2008

    K-1 MAX Netherlands 2008, Super Fight (WIN)

  • VS Brunon Sokołowski

    Oss, The NetherlandsDecember 16, 2007

    Oss Muay Thai (WIN)

  • VS Said Eljajaui

    Veghel, The NetherlandsMay 13, 2007

    Fight Night Veghel B Tournament, Quarter Finals (LOSS)

  • VS Zoltán Tóth

    Roosendaal, The NetherlandsMarch 24, 2007

    WFCA Muay Thai Gala (WIN)

  • VS Brian Douwes

    Beverwijk, The NetherlandsOctober 15, 2006

    Top Team Beverwijk Muay Thai Gala (WIN)

  • VS Reduan Abdellaoui

    Goes, The NetherlandsApril 9, 2006

    K.O.C. III

  • VS Chries Ouweland

    Roosendaal, The NetherlandsFebruary 3, 2006

    Thaiboxing Gala

  • VS Stijn van Tatenhove

    Roosendaal, The NetherlandsNovember 26, 2005

    Thaiboxing Gala

  • VS Sander Duyvis

    Amsterdam, The NetherlandsMay 29, 2005

    Gala in Zonnehuis

  • VS Wilbert Dam

    Roosendaal, The NetherlandsApril 30, 2005

    Impact (WIN)