Aside the most talked about showdown in Glory collision between heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari, there is another staunch divisional title on the four-fight main card taking place at Konig Pilsener Arena.
The encounter that promises to be highly entertaining sees Ismael Londt, the No. 2-ranked GLORY heavyweight fighter been pitched against Jamal Ben Saddik in a match that has all the makings of a headliner. When asked about the fight with Saddik, the 31 year old fighter said: “‘JBS’ is my type of fighter, comes for war. He comes for the knockout, and I do too. That’s what the fans want to see.”
Londt, since debuting for GLORY Heavyweight division back in April, has gone on to win the GLORY 29 “Contender” tournament in Copenhagen, by defeating two kickboxing champions Anderson Silva and JahfarAr Wilnis in one night. Despite his performance so far, the fighter hasn’t been granted a title shot against the champion, Rico Verhoeven.
When asked how he felt after not been granted a shot at the heavyweight title, he said: “I’m not frustrated by it, GLORY gave me a reason for it.”
Since winning the GLORY 29 tournament, Londt has gone on to has gone on to notch his third GLORY victory by defeating Hesdy Gerges by split decision at GLORY 29 in Copenhagen, Denmark, making it the fighter’s second split decision win in a row. However, despite his successful career so far, the veteran has not been able to score a knockout since stopping Rustemi Kreshnik in the opening round in A-1 World Combat Cup in May of 2015.
Nonetheless, the fighter reiterates that the streak will soon be over as he said: “I’m always looking for the knockout, and I will always look for it. I’ve made one promise: The old ‘Mr. Pain’ will be back very soon.”