Nieky Holzken to defend title at GLORY 26 in Amsterdam on Dec. 4Oct 20, 2015

GLORY is headed to Amsterdam, with two of its champions set to defend their respective belts in their native country. At GLORY 26 what will take place on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, Dutch welterweight champion Nieky Holzken (87-11) will put his welterweight title on the line against the winner of the GLORY 25 four-man welterweight "contender" tournament taking place on Nov. 6 in Monza, Italy.

In the headlining bout, Dutch native Rico Verhoeven (46-10) will defend his heavyweight title against the winner of the upcoming GLORY 24 four-man heavyweight "contender" tournament taking place on Oct. 9 in Denver. The semifinal matchups for GLORY 24 are Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Mladen Brestovac and Ben Edwards vs. Jahfar Wilnis.

"We are proud to be able to host this historic event in Amsterdam with the blessing of Mayor Van der Laan's office," said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin in Thursday's release. "After a year of negotiations by our team, the Dutch fans will finally be able to experience the world's top kickboxing league live.

"The Netherlands has such a rich history of kickboxing, from the world-renowned gyms to the numerous championship athletes the region has produced. In fact, three of our six reigning GLORY champions are Dutch and two of those champions, Rico and Nieky, are going to put on a show for their countrymen in December."

The year-end card to be held at RAI Amsterdam will also feature a four-man tournament in the featherweight division with No. 1-ranked Mosab Amrani (53-10-4) and three participants to be named at a future date.

 

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