Alistair Overeem and Badr Hari had their highly anticipated trilogy fight in the headliner of today’s ‘Glory: Collision 4’ event.
The fight card took place live from the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Overeem and Hari had first met back in 2008, where ‘The Reem‘ was able to KO Hari inside of one round. The pair would rematch the following year (2009) with Badr exacting his revenge, earning a first round KO over Alistair in the K-1 World Grand Prix Semi-Finals.
Round one of the ‘Glory: Collision 4’ main event begins and Badr Hari cracks Alistair Overeem with a big right hook. ‘The Reem’ switches stances and attempts to return fire. More good shots from Hari. Overeem is ducking his head and launching back with big hooks. He finds a home for a couple of good knees.
Round two started with Hari controlling the round, picking away at Overeem with the better level of volume. However, Alistair connected with a huge uppercut in the final thirty seconds. Hari stayed on his feet but was clearly rocked by the punch.
The third and final round begins and according to open scoring, Alistair Overeem will need a 10-8 round to force an overtime frame. ‘The Reem’ comes out and lands big punch and Badr Hari is down on the canvas. The veteran returns to his feet but Overeem hits him with another big combination that sends him right back down. Hari returns to his feet and is able to survive to see the final horn. It will now be determined if an extra round is needed.
Check out the highlights below from Twitter:
Official Glory: Collision 4 Result: Alistair Overeem defeats Badr Hari via unanimous decision (29-26 x2, 28-27)
Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Overeem vs. Hari 3’ on Twitter below:
Post-fight reactions to Alistair Overeem defeating Badr Hari at Glory: Collision 4:
During his post-fight victory speech, Alistair Overeem called out Rico Verhoeven who promptly stepped in the ring to share some words with the former MMA champion. See that video below: