Glory 74 - Colission 2 was a succes and a great ending of 2019.
Glory 74 was a huge event last weekend in Arnhem, Holland. The main event was the collision between Badr Hari and Rico Verhoeven. Rico Verhoeven remains the heavyweight champion.
Before the main event there were 4 superfights. One of them with our very own Brazilian fighter Ariel Machado from Hemmers Gym Brazil.
The fight between light heavyweights Ariel Machado (50-9, 35 KO’s) and Michael Duut (43-13, 20 KO’s) was showcased in the second bout of the GLORY 74 card. The former title challenger Machado opened with a pair of kicks.
Duut came forward with straight punches. The Brazilian backed Duut to the ropes with punches. He ripped the body of the Dutchman. The pair traded hooks in the middle of the ring, but both fighters remained upright.
Machado scored with right hands late in the round. Machado caught Duut with a right hand and followed it with a massive left hook that dropped him. Duut recovered, but Machado swarmed him with punches along the ropes.
Duut bled badly from his left eye as he tried to avoid further punishment. Duut landed a left hook, but Machado countered with a right hand that stunned Duut again. He dropped to a knee late in the round, but was able to survive the frame.
Machado did not relent in the final stanza. He stayed in boxing range and peppered the body of Duut along the ropes. Duut landed a left hook and it gave him confidence. He came forward until the final bell, but it was too little, too late as Machado claimed the decision win.
“I’m very happy to be back. Duut is a very tough fighter and I had to be careful. In the second round, I pushed him. Give me someone in the top five,” said an elated Machado.
Source: Glory Kickboxing