On Monday afternoon, GLORY, the world’s premiere kickboxing organization, announced the GLORY 19 card, which is set to air live on SPIKE TV at 9/8c from Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on Friday, February 6.

In the night’s main event, GLORY Heavyweight World Champion Rico Verhoeven will put his title against bitter rival Errol “The Bonecrusher” Zimmerman in the rubber match of a trilogy that dates back to January of 2012.

Verhoeven (44-9-0, 10 KOs) will enter this bout riding a six fight win streak, with his most recent being a unanimous decision win over Daniel Ghiță in their main event title bout at GLORY 17 in March. Prior this win, fans saw the ‘Prince of Kickboxing’ win the vacant heavyweight title with a hard fought split decision win over 3x K-1 World Grand Prix Champion Peter Aerts GLORY 13 in December 2012.

Zimmerman (103-11-1, 44 KOs), who has ended three of his last four fights via knockout, won their first tilt by stopping Verhoeven in the first round. The next time they met, at GLORY 9: NEW YORK in June of 2013, Verhoeven took home the decision victory to even up the series.

Additional bouts for GLORY 19, including the participants in GLORY’s one-night, four-man Welterweight Contender Tournament, will be announced at a later date.

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