Glory - Last Man Standing: Filip Verlinden vs. Melvin Manhoef

  • Season 2014
  • Aired 06/21/2014
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Quarterfinal Match - Belgian Filip Verlinden takes on veteran Melvin Manhoef.

- LET'S CHECK OUT THE NUMBERS

FOR THIS SECONDQUARTERFINAL FIGHT.

- THE NUMBERS THAT ARE BIG HEREARE THE HEIGHT

AND REACH ADVANTAGEOF VERLINDEN

AND THE AGE OF MANHOEF.

DOES HE STILL HAVETHAT EXPLOSIVE STYLE AT 38

THAT COULD FINISH PEOPLETONIGHT?

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, OURSECOND MIDDLEWEIGHT QUARTERFINAL

SCHEDULED ONCE AGAINFOR THREE 3-MINUTE ROUNDS.

AND INTRODUCING FIRST, FIGHTINGOUT OF THE BLACK CORNER,

HIS CAREER FINISHESARE WHAT LEGENDS ARE MADE OF.

HIS PROFESSIONAL RECORD:47 WINS WITH 11 LOSSES,

37 BIG WINS BY KNOCKOUT.

AT 5'8 1/2", 1.74 METERS,

HE WEIGHED IN AT FIGHT TIMEAT AN EVEN 187 POUNDS,

84.8 KILOS,

FIGHTING TONIGHT OUT OFTHE NETHERLANDS,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

INTRODUCINGMELVIN "NO MERCY" MANHOEF.

[bell dings]

[cheers and applause]

HIS OPPONENT FIGHTING OUT OFTHE WHITE CORNER,

A BELGIAN CHAMPION,A TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION,

HIS RECORD:42 WINS WITH 11 LOSSES,

1 BOUT SCORED EVEN,16 OF THOSE WINS BY KNOCKOUT.

AT 6'2 1/2",1.89 METERS,

HE WEIGHED IN AT 185 1/2 POUNDS,84.2 KILOGRAMS,

FIGHTING TONIGHT FOR BELGIUM,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

INTRODUCING FILIP

"THE BELGIAN BULL" VERLINDEN.

[bell dings]

HERE NOW IS YOUR REFEREE,DEJ SRI-AMPAI.

- [speaking in native language]

- MELVIN MANHOEF IN THEBLACK TRUNKS AND BLACK GLOVES.

FILIP VERLINDENIN THE WHITE GLOVES.

WE ARE SET TO GO.

DON'T BLINK ANY TIME YOU HAVEMELVIN MANHOEF IN THE RING.

- I'M INTERESTED TO SEEHIS STRATEGY AT AGE 38.

IS HE GONNA COME RIGHT AWAY,

OR IS HE GONNA TRY AND TAKE ITA LITTLE SLOW?

- MELVIN MANHOEF HAS THATONE-PUNCH POWER,

CAN END A FIGHT QUICKLY.

HE SAID, "THIS IS MELVIN MANHOEFVERSION 2.0."

HE'S A NEW FIGHTER.

HE'S MORE COMMITTED.

IT'S THE RIGHT TIME FOR HIMTO COME BACK TO KICKBOXING

AND THE RIGHT WEIGHT CLASS.

- I TELL YOU, PHYSICALLY,

IT MAY LOOK LIKEDAVID AND GOLIATH.

IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKETHE SCENE I TROY,

ACHILLES VERSUSTHAT BIG MONSTER.

THAT'S WHAT KIND OF BAD MANHE IS.

- VERLINDEN PUSHED BACK UPAGAINST THE GLORY ROPES.

HIGH KICK DELIVEREDFROM VERLINDEN

BLOCKED BY MANHOEF.

BUT THE JAB GETS THROUGH.

- VERLINDEN IS DOING A GOOD JOBOF KICKBOXING RIGHT NOW,

STIFF JABS.

HE'S USING THAT HIGHSWITCH KICK.

WHAT IS DOES WHEN YOUSWITCH KICK HIGH TO THE GUARD,

IT STOPS MANHOEFFROM PUNCHING BACK.

SO THAT PUNCH ISA DEFENSIVE STRATEGY AS--

OR, EXCUSE ME, THE KICK ISA DEFENSIVE STRATEGY.

IT SHUTS DOWN MELVIN'SPOWER PUNCHES.

- VERLINDEN HAS THATDUTCH KICK BOXING STYLE,

VERY TECHNICAL,COMPLETE STYLE,

BUT HE ALSO HASSOME STRONG BOXING.

LOW KICK FROM VERLINDEN.

- YEARS AGO, MANHOEF STARTEDAT THE GREAT CHAKURIKI GYM

WITH MY REALLY GOOD FRIENDTOM HARI,

MASTER TOM HARI,

ONE OF MY INSPIRATIONSIN KICKBOXING.

AND THEN HE MOVED ONTO MIKE'S GYM,

AND NOW HE OWNS HIS OWN GYM,

AND HE'S CONTINUINGTO TRAIN FIGHTERS

AS HE'S FIGHTING.

- 38 YEAR OLD, MELVIN MANHOEFBEEN DOING IT A LONG TIME.

REMEMBER, GLORY QUARTERFINALS,TWO KNOCKDOWNS IN A ROUND,

THREE KNOCKDOWNS IN A BOUTWILL RESULT IN EITHER A TKO

OR A KNOCKOUT.

MANHOEF ENTERS THIS FIGHT NUMBEREIGHT IN THE GLORY RANKINGS,

VERLINDEN NUMBER FOUR.

WE HAVE 1 MINUTE TO GO HEREIN ROUND NUMBER ONE.

- IRONICALLY, FILIP VERLINDEN,ONE OF HIS CHILDHOOD IDOLS

IS MY OLDER BROTHER RICK,AND I KNOW A LOT ABOUT THAT,

'CAUSE HE WAS MY IDOL TOO,SO I THANK RICK.

HE GOT BOTH OF US DOINGWHAT WE'RE DOING.

- ONE OF THE BEST THE SPORTHAS EVER SEEN.

SOME SOLID SHOTS DELIVEREDFROM MANHOEF.

GOES TO THE BODY,BUT VERLINDEN COUNTERS

WITH A COUPLE OF PUNCHESAND A HIGH KICK.

NOW HERE COMES THE KNEE.

- HE CAUGHT HIM WITH THATFIRST KNEE.

HE TURNED A KICK INTO A KNEE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT MELVINIS A LITTLE STUNNED.

- UNDER 30 SECONDS TO GO.

- THAT ONE THERE,THAT'S THE KEY,

THAT LEFT KNEE UP THE MIDDLE.

- FLYING KNEE FROM VERLINDENJUST MISSES.

COMBINATION DELIVEREDFROM MANHOEF

AND A HUGE KICKFROM FILIP VERLINDEN.

- FOUR...

- MANHOEF GOES DOWN,GETS THE STANDING EIGHT-COUNT.

VERLINDEN GETS THE KNOCKDOWN

AS ROUND NUMBER ONECOMES TO AN END.

[bell dings]

- TIME.

- WE'LL BE BACK WITH ROUND TWOUP NEXT.

- SO LET'S CHECK OUT THE ACTION.

- SO HE MISSED WITH THATOVERHAND,

AND FILIP FOR A BIG GUY

JUST FLIPPED THAT HIGH KICK UPBEAUTIFULLY.

THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL TECHNIQUE.

LOOK AT HIM ROLL OFFTO THE SIDE.

THAT IS WORLD-CLASSKICKBOXING SKILL.

- THAT KNOCKS MOST PEOPLE OUT.

THAT JUST SHOWS YOUTHE TOUGHNESS OF MELVIN MANHOEF.

- YEAH, AND 200,000 REASONS WHYHE WANTED TO GET UP

TO WIN THIS TOURNAMENT,THE KING OF KINGS,

LAST MAN STANDING.

- AND THAT OVERHAND RIGHTBY MANHOEF WAS DELIVERED

WITH SOME NASTY INTENTIONS.

HE JUST MISSEDAND PAID THE PRICE.

- WELL, HE HELPED WITHTHE AIR-CONDITIONING,

THAT BREEZE FROM THAT FAN.

I FEEL A LITTLE COOLER NOW.

- WE DID FEEL THAT RINGSIDE.

RON KRUCK AND DUKE ROUFUS,GLAD YOU COULD BE A PART

OF GLORY'S FIRST-EVERPAY-PER-VIEW.

YOU ARE WATCHINGTHE WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS BETWEEN FILIP VERLINDEN

AND MELVIN MANHOEF.

SEE IF MANHOEF COMES OUT WITHA LITTLE SENSE OF URGENCY HERE

AS HE HAS ALREADY BEENKNOCKED DOWN ONCE.

- WELL, AGAIN,WITH THE TOURNAMENT,

IT'S THREE ROUNDS.

HE GOT A 10-8 ROUND MANDATORYWITH THE KNOCKDOWN,

SO THE ONLY WAY THAT MANHOEFCAN WIN IS BY KO

OR DROPPING HIM ONCE,SO HE'S GOT TO PICK IT UP.

- GREAT POINT, DUKE ROUFUS.

FILIP VERLINDEN LOOKINGVERY COMFORTABLE SO FAR.

HE'S--REALLY, HIS KICKSARE A KEY TO HIS FIGHT GAME.

HE LANDS 62% OF HIS KICKSDURING FIGHTS.

- I'M REALLY IMPRESSED SINCEI'VE WATCHED HIM COME TO GLORY

IS, HIS ATHLETICISMIS GETTING BETTER

AT AN OLDER AGE.

HE'S WORKING HARD,CLEANED UP HIS DIET,

AND HE'S WORKING THE STRENGTHAND CONDITIONING.

HE'S A LOT QUICKERAND REALLY ATHLETIC.

UNDER 2 TO GOIN ROUND NUMBER TWO.

FILIP VERLINDEN ONLY GLORYFIGHTER TO WIN FIGHTS

IN THREE DIFFERENTWEIGHT CLASSES.

AS WE MENTIONED, STARTEDFIGHTING AS A HEAVYWEIGHT.

- MAYBE HE SHOULD LOOK FORA SPONSORSHIP FROM JARED.

- THERE YOU GO.- YEAH

HE'S THE JARED OF--OF GLORY.

- VETERAN MELVIN MANHOEFBEEN DOING IT A LONG TIME

IN BOTH MMA AND KICKBOXING,

A CRAZY 78% KO RATIO

WITH 37 KNOCKOUTSIN HIS 47 WINS.

VERLINDEN KEEPS GOING BACKTO THAT HIGH KICK.

- HE'S DOING A GOOD JOBWITH THE LEAD KICK

MAKING HIM KEEP HIS GUARD UP.

YOU CAN SEE MANHOEF IS GETTINGFRUSTRATED WITH THE MOVEMENT.

YOU CAN SEE HE'S GETTINGA LITTLE FRUSTRATED.

HE'S HAVE A HARD TIMEDEALING WITH IT.

- WELL, VERLINDEN SAID THAT WASGONNA BE A KEY TO THIS FIGHT,

TO KEEP MOVING.

NOW MANHOEF GETSA COUPLE OF SHOTS

THROUGH THE GUARDOF VERLINDEN.

- I STILL BELIEVE ONE OFTHE BEST DEFENSES IS FOOTWORK.

YOU MOVE YOUR FEET,MOVE YOUR HEAD,

AND YOU MAKE YOUR OPPONENT TIRED

WHEN THEY'RE MISSINGALL THE TIME.

- ANOTHER HEAD KICKFROM VERLINDEN.

GOING UPSTAIRS WITH A LOTOF SUCCESS IN THIS FIGHT.

30 SECONDS TO GOIN ROUND NUMBER TWO.

- AHH!

AHH!

COME ON, MAN.

- MELVIN MANHOEFPRESSING FORWARD.

BIG COMBINATIONBUT BLOCKED BY VERLINDEN,

AND HE SAYS,"THAT'S IT?"

AND DELIVERS ANOTHER HIGH KICK.

PUSH KICK GETS THROUGHBY FILIP VERLINDEN.

[bell dings]

- TIME.

- A BIG FAN OF ALLCOMBAT SPORTS,

WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBEREDAS IVAN DRAGO, THOUGH,

ONE OF MY FAVORITE ROLES EVER,DOLPH LUNDGREN.

LOOK FOR HIMI THE EXPENDABLES 3

COMING OUT SOON.

- AND AS WELL AS THE EUROPEAN,OR, I BELIEVE,

DANISH KYOKUSHINAND KARATE CHAMPION.

SO HE IS A MARTIAL ARTISTAND A VERY TOUGH DUDE.

[bell dings]

- THE STARS HAVE COME OUTHERE IN L.A.

FOR THIS HISTORICLAST MAN STANDING

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

ROUND NUMBER 3BETWEEN FILIP VERLINDEN

AND MELVIN MANHOEF.

THE WINNER WILL MOVE ONTO THE SEMIS

AND FACE OFF WITH ARTEM LEVIN.

DUKE, HOW DO YOU HAVE THIS FIGHTSCORED SO FAR?

- TWO ROUNDS TO NOTHING,AND AS WELL,

YOU PUT THE EXTRA POINT ON IT,BECAUSE OF THE KNOCKDOWN.

MELVIN CAN ONLY WIN BY KO WITHINTHE THREE ROUNDS RIGHT HERE.

- IF SOMEONE CAN DO IT,IT'S MELVIN MANHOEF.

BIG BODY SHOTS DELIVEREDFROM MANHOEF

TO BOTH SIDES OF THE RIBS,AND DOWN GOES VERLINDEN.

BUT IT IS NO KNOCKDOWN.

IT WAS A SLIP.

MANHOEF KNOWS HE HAS TO ENDTHIS FIGHT,

AND HE'S SWINGING TO DO SO.

- MANHOEF BEEN IN THERE WITHEVERYBODY WHO'S EVERYBODY, MAN.

HE'S EXPERIENCED,AND THERE'S NO QUIT IN HIM.

A LOT OF GUYS WOULD GIVE UP,YOU KNOW.

THEY KNOW THEY'RE DOWNON POINTS.

BUT THIS GUY IS GONNA FIGHT TO--ALL THE WAY TO THE END.

- VERLINDEN WITHA STRAIGHT RIGHT.

AND HIS PACE HAS KIND OFSLOWED DOWN, DUKE.

HE WAS MOVING A LOT MOREIN ROUNDS ONE AND TWO.

MAYBE PACING HIMSELFWITH A LONG NIGHT AHEAD.

- HE CAN'T STAY THERE.THAT'S FOR SURE.

HE'S--YOU CAN'T HAVE THOSEBACK ON THE ROPES.

THAT'S WHERE MANHOEFIS THE MOST DANGEROUS.

- MANHOEF SNUCK A STRAIGHT RIGHTTHROUGH THE GUARD.

PUSH KICK FROM VERLINDEN.

ANOTHER.

LOW KICK FROM MANHOEF.

FIGHTERS EXCHANGE KICKS.

CAN HOLD THAT KICKFOR ONLY 1 SECOND.

1 MINUTE TO GOIN ROUND NUMBER THREE.

UPPERCUT GOT THROUGHFROM MANHOEF.

AND HE'S BACKINGVERLINDEN UP NOW.

GREAT ACTION HEREIN THIS THIRD ROUND.

- NOW VERLINDEN IS COMING ON,THROWING HIS HIGH KICKS,

THROWING HIS STEP KNEES.

- 30 TO GO.

CAN MELVIN MANHOEFTHROW THE HAIL MARY SHOT?

KICK FROM VERLINDEN TO THE RIBS.

THERE'S SOME DAMAGEON VERLINDEN LEFT LEG.

MAYBE HE CUT HIS LEGA LITTLE BIT CHECKING A KICK,

BUT THAT COULD BE TELLTALELATER IN THIS--

NICE HIGH KICK ATTEMPT.

- HIGH KICK ATTEMPT BY MANHOEF,BUT HE SLIPS,

AND THAT'S GONNA DO ITFOR ROUND NUMBER THREE.

- TIME.

- MELVIN MANHOEFOR FILIP VERLINDEN?

WHO WILL BE MOVING ON TO FACENUMBER ONE RANKED ARTEM LEVIN?

FIND OUT NEXT.

- BACK HEREWITH LAST MAN STANDING

FROM THE LOS ANGELES FORUM.

LET'S TAKE A LOOKAT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS

FROM OUR SECOND QUARTERFINAL.

- NICE COMBO.

HE JUST DIPPED OFF TO THE SIDE,ROLLED HIS HEAD,

RIGHT INTO THAT KICK.

GREAT TIMING.

FEEL THE POWER,OVERHAND, HOOK, OVERHAND,

AND LITTLE CLOWNING BY FILIP.

AND AGAIN WILD LEAD RIGHTFROM MANHOEF.

HE CAME IN THERE.

ALMOST HAD TO STOP HIMSELFFROM THE TAKEDOWN THERE.

- ONCE AGAIN GOTO THE JUDGES' SCORECARDS.

JUDGE CHAPPELSCORES THIS BOUT EVEN, 28-28.

JUDGE MCKNIGHTAND JUDGE BALLARDO

SCORE THE BOUT 30-27,

ALL FOR YOUR WINNERBY UNANIMOUS DECISION,

FILIP VERLINDEN.

[bell dings]

- VERLINDEN MOVES ON,AND OUR FIRST SEMIFINAL IS SET.

HE TAKES ON THENUMBER-ONE SEEDED ARTEM LEVIN.

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