New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the finalized headline bout for GLORY 22, taking place at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, France on Friday, June 5.
GLORY's Heavyweight World Championship is on the line as Rico "The Prince of Kickboxing" Verhoeven (45-10, 11 KOs) of the Netherlands defends his belt against powerful Romanian Benjamin "Mister Gentleman" Adegbuyi (18-2, 13 KOs).
Verhoeven is riding a seven-fight win streak in GLORY, with the last victory coming via TKO over Errol Zimmerman at GLORY 19 in February. Adegbuyi, on a three-fight GLORY win streak himself, was originally scheduled to face Anderson Silva at GLORY 21 on May 8, but an injury during the final preparations of fight camp forced him off the card.
Additional bouts for GLORY 22, including the participants in GLORY's one-night, four-man Lightweight Contender Tournament, will be announced at gloryworldseries.com.
The organization's next event, GLORY 21, takes place on Friday, May 8 and airs live on Spike TV at 11/10c from Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. GLORY 21 is headlined by Middleweight Champion Artem "The Lion" Levin (50-4-1, 33 KOs) of Russia defending his belt against Canadian muay thai world champion Simon "Bad Bwoy" Marcus (42-2-1, 24 KOs).
For more information, visit gloryworldseries.com.