Alistair Overeem | ESTHER LIN/SHOWTIME
Promotional officials announced on Wednesday that the rubber match between Overeem and Hari will headline GLORY Collision 4. The event takes place Oct. 8 at a venue and location yet to be revealed.
In their first meeting, Overeem knocked out Hari in the first round at K-1 Dynamite in December 2008. Hari returned the favor nearly a year later during the K-1 World Grand Prix in December 2009 with the referee stopping the bout after multiple knockdowns.
The bout will serve as the longtime combat sports veteran’s promotional debut after signing with GLORY in 2021 following a 20-fight run in the UFC. “The Demolition Man” finished his octagon tenure with a second-round stoppage loss to Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 18 in February 2021. The 42-year-old was originally scheduled to face Rico Verhoeven this past October at GLORY Collision 3 before Overeem was forced to withdraw with an injury.
Hari is set to make his 126th kickboxing appearance as he hopes to score victory No. 107. The 37-year-old will look to get his hand raised for the first time in nearly six years, as his most recent contest with Arkadiusz Wrzosek bout ended in a no-contest after a riot escalated in the crowd.