In what ended up being one of his last major career fights, check out Peter Aerts’ close bout against Rico Verhoeven at GLORY 13 in 2013. An attendance of 7,897 saw Verhoeven (56-10) earn the respect of his peers with a split decision win against a three-time K-1World Grand Prix Champion in Aerts (106-35-2).
It ended up being a true changing of the guard moment for GLORY and Verhoeven. Aerts ended up becoming a semi-retired fighter, returning only when necessary. Since the fight with Aerts, Verhoeven won the GLORY Heavyweight Championship, a title he continues to hold to this day (with nine defenses) for the promotion.