Glory Kickboxing announced today that they have signed UFC veteran, Antonio “Big Foot” Silva. They also announced that he will fight their heavyweight champion, Rico Verhoeven in a non-title kickboxing match at Glory 46.
Silva at one time was a serious UFC title contender but has since fallen on hard times. He has only won 1 of his last 10 fights. He has lost 5 fights in a row and has been knocked out 7 times during the 10 fight stretch. Vitaly Minakov knocked Silva out in his last fight.
Verhoeven is on a 7 fight winning streak in kickboxing and has successfully defended his title five times. He beat Ismael Lazaar in his last fight.
Many are being very critical of Silva’s decision to try kickboxing and are worried about his health.
Glory 46 is scheduled for October 14th in Guangzhou, China