January 3, 1975
|Other names||The Silent Assassin|
Pedra Badejo, Cape Verde
|Nationality||Surinamese & Dutch|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||234 lb (106 kg; 16.7 st)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (1996-2002; 2004-2009)
Heavyweight (2002-2004; 2009-2013; 2014-2017)
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Style||Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Paramaribo, Suriname
|Team||Team Hardcore (1995-1999)
Mike's Gym (2009-present)
Mejiro Gym (1999-2008)
Team Benelux (2008)
Gracie Barra Amsterdam (2011-2013)
Burning Heart Dojo (2009-present)
|Trainer||Danny van Bergen
Jan Plas (1999-2008)
|Rank||black belt in Kyokushin
black belt in Taekwondo
blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Years active||1995–2013; 2014-present|
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Sponsored by Diesel (2003-2010).
Rodney Glunder (born as Rodney Faverus, March 1, 1975) is a Dutch-Surinamese semi-retired professional kickboxer, mixed martial artist, professional wrestler and boxer, current actor, entrepreneur, bodybuilder. He has fought for M-1 Global, Cage Rage, K-1, PRIDE Fighting Championship, RINGS, Glory, Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, It's Showtime, SuperKombat, SLAMM!! Events and Art of War Fighting Championship. Glunder holds notable wins over top contenders Cheick Kongo, Valentijn Overeem, Joe Riggs, Melvin Manhoef, Cyrille Diabaté, Brian Douwes and Gregory Tony.
Mixed martial arts and kickboxing career, biography
Glunder began practicing martial arts at the age of 18, with Kyokushin kaikan and Taekwondo. In 1997, he won the European full contact karate championships. Glunder has a nephew who is also a professional kickboxer, Massaro Glunder.  Rodney began competing in mixed martial arts in 1996, and is a journeyman of the sport with almost fifty fights. Rodney has never been knocked out in professional kickboxing, in late-2014 Glunder was knocked out with a knee to the body in a kickboxing bout, but has been knocked out only once in professional mixed martial arts competition by former UFC contender and fellow Dutch fighter Gilbert Yvel who knocked Glunder unconscious with a series of punches at 2 Hot 2 Handle: Pride and Honor in 2006. Glunder is also the first person to ever defeat veterans Brian Douwes and Mikko Rupponen by technical knockout.
In April 2003, Rodney made his K-1 debut against former UFC and Strikeforce contender Joe Riggs at the K-1 Holland Grand Prix 2003 and won via knockout within the first round. He won his first K-1 GP in June 2006, when he defeated three opponents in one night to be crowned the K-1 Canarias 2006 champion.
In May 2012, Glunder entered the SuperKombat World GP to accept a fight against Romanian kickboxer Andrei Stoica after Stoica referred to Glunder's sparring partner and fellow Surinamese fighter Redouan Cairo as "the nigger" in a post fight interview after Stoica's recent fight with Cairo. Glunder later lost the fight via decision in a fight many believe Glunder had won, after the fight Glunder went on to say he felt he lost the fight due to Stoica being the "poster boy" for SuperKombat and Romanian judges biased toward Surinamese fighters.
On April 20, 2013 at the Rumble of the North II event Glunder fought his last career fight, this time under boxing rules. He defeated Janos Tiborcz by first-round KO and retired from contact sports shortly after.
On May 31, 2014 Rodney has decided to come out of retirement to take a fight against Porud Gym fighter Koos Wessels Boer for the vacant M.O.N Muay Thai European Championship at Rumble of the North IV.
Professional wrestling career
After retiring from fighting Glunder has decided to once again pursue a career in professional wrestling, Rodney was previously the owner of New Blood Wrestling in Jan 2004, the promotion folded a year later near the end of 2005, and also occasionally wrestled for German promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Holland after his promotion folded. On June 22, 2013 Glunder is set to make his return to wrestling at a Pro Wrestling Showdown event in a tag team match, teaming with former WWE competitor Joe E. Legend after Legend's partner Sean Lucas suffered an injury during training. After winning this match with Legend he later joined the Red Star Empire stable alongside Rico Bushido and Adam Polak, replacing Red Star member Lloyd Pengel after Pengel cost the team to lose a number of previous matches. Pengel was later allowed back into the Red Star Empire after suffering a beating at the hands of Glunder and Bushido. After a couple weeks of inactivity Glunder returned with his Red Star team to challenge WWE Hall of Fame inductee Tony Atlas to a match after Glunder told Atlas he is a better bodybuilder than Atlas ever was, Glunder recently started bodybuilding in 2013 and Atlas is a 30-year bodybuilding veteran, Glunder also went on to say he wanted the match to be a no holds barred match, Atlas later accepted the match and is set to take place at the PWS 13 event on February 23, 2014 in Purmerend, Netherlands. The match was declared a no-contest by the referee when Glunder refused to release his guillotine choke submission after Atlas fell unconscious as he grabbed the ring ropes, Glunder was later suspended by PWS executives for several months. A year after his suspension ended Rodney made sporadic appearances on the Holland independent circuit, Glunder later decided to re-retire from professional wrestling in March 2016 to pursue a career in acting, specifically in direct to TV films in the Netherlands.
|Birth name||Rodney Faverus|
January 3, 1975 |
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Rodney Glunder|
|Billed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Billed weight||250 lb (110 kg; 18 st)|
|Billed from||Zuid-Holland, Netherlands|
|Trained by||Bas van Kunder
Dutch Top Team
|Debut||August 5, 2005|
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Backsnap (Tilt-a-whirl slam)
- Running powerslam
- Multiple punches to a cornered opponent's body and head
- European uppercut
- Rear naked choke
- Burning Heart (Running knee lift, mostly as a counter to an oncoming opponent)
- Running big boot
- Low kicks
- Standing double leg takedown followed by punches from the mount position
- Jumping calf kick
- Guillotine choke
- Running splash
- "The Chairman" (as the owner of New Blood Wrestling)
- "Silent Assassin"
- Entrance themes
- CFC World Heavyweight Champion (one time, last)
- ISKA Cruiserweight (86–95 kg) Champion (one time)
- IKBO World Heavyweight Champion (one time)
- 2006 K-1 Canarias GP Champion
- IMA Mix Fight World Champion (one time)
- RINGS Intercontinental Champion (two times)
- IMA Mix Fight European Champion (one time)
- 2003 RINGS Durata GP Champion
- RINGS Free Fight Dutch Champion (three times, last)
- 2000 Mix Fight European Champion
- 1997 Full Contact Karate European Champion
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|49 matches||25 wins||20 losses|
|Loss||25–20–3 (1)||Marcin Rózalski||Decision (unanimous)||KSW 20||September 15, 2012||3||5:00||Gdańsk, Poland|
|Loss||25–19–3 (1)||Dion Staring||Technical Submission (kimura)||Glory 11||October 17, 2009||1||2:42||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|NC||25–18–3 (1)||Antônio Braga Neto||No Contest (fighter fell from ring)||Art of War 14||September 26, 2009||1||0:24||Macau, China|
|Win||25–18–3||Arnoldas Joknys||TKO (punches and elbows)||Cage Fighters Championships 5||March 7, 2009||1||2:42||Riga, Latvia||Wins CFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||24–18–3||Victor Valimaki||Submission (rear naked choke)||M-1 Challenge 10: Finland||November 26, 2008||1||2:14||Helsinki, Finland|
|Loss||24–17–3||James Zikic||Submission (armbar)||Cage Rage 26||May 10, 2008||3||0:25||London, England|
|Loss||24–16–3||Robert Jocz||Decision (split)||Beast of the East||January 26, 2008||3||5:00||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Loss||24–15–3||Krzysztof Kulak||Submission (injury)||Return of the King 2||December 26, 2007||3||N/A||Paramaribo, Suriname|
|Loss||24–14–3||Renato Sobral||Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke)||PFP: Ring of Fire||December 9, 2007||3||1:00||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Loss||24–13–3||Maro Perak||TKO (injury)||WFC 3: Bad Sunday||November 18, 2007||1||5:00||Domzale, Slovenia||For WFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||24–12–3||Chinto Mordillo||KO (punches)||Return of the King 1||August 26, 2007||1||0:08||Paramaribo, Suriname|
|Loss||23–12–3||Gilbert Yvel||KO (punches)||2H2H - Pride & Honor||November 12, 2006||1||1:38||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||23–11–3||Mikko Rupponen||TKO (broken hand)||WFC 2: Evolution||September 30, 2006||2||0:22||Koper, Slovenia|
|Loss||22–11–3||Yuki Sasaki||Submission (armbar)||WCFC: No Guts No Glory||March 18, 2006||1||4:40||Manchester, England|
|Win||22–10–3||Henriques Zowa||Decision||It's Showtime: Amsterdam Arena||June 12, 2005||N/A||N/A||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Loss||21–10–3||Ramazan Akhadullaev||Decision (split)||M-1 MFC: Heavyweight GP||December 4, 2004||2||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||21–9–3||Alistair Overeem||Submission (guillotine choke)||2 Hot 2 Handle||October 10, 2004||1||N/A||Rotterdam, Netherlands||For vacant 2H2H Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||21–8–3||Melvin Manhoef||KO (punches)||It's Showtime 2004 Amsterdam||May 20, 2004||2||4:43||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||20–8–3||Dave Vader||Decision (unanimous)||Rings Holland: World's Greatest||April 4, 2004||3||5:00||Utrecht, Netherlands||Wins RINGS Free Fight Dutch Championship|
|Win||19–8–3||Cyrille Diabaté||Decision (unanimous)||2 Hot 2 Handle||February 22, 2004||2||5:00||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Loss||18–8–3||Chalid Arrab||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 1||October 5, 2003||2||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||18–7–3||Miodrag Petkovic||TKO (punches)||RINGS Durata World Grand Prix 2||August 10, 2003||1||0:11||Opatija, Croatia||Wins Durata World Grand Prix|
|Win||17–7–3||Nikolai Onikienko||Decision||RINGS Durata World Grand Prix 2||August 10, 2003||1||5:00||Opatija, Croatia|
|Win||16–7–3||Jose Ramalho||Decision||RINGS Durata World Grand Prix 2||August 10, 2003||1||5:00||Opatija, Croatia|
|Win||15–7–3||Sergey Kaznovsky||Submission (armbar)||It's Showtime 2003 Amsterdam||June 8, 2003||1||3:41||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||14–7–3||Tommy Sauer||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Rings Holland: One Moment In Time||December 1, 2002||2||3:52||Utrecht, Netherlands||Wins RINGS Free Fight Dutch Championship|
|Win||13–7–3||Valentijn Overeem||Submission (forfeit)||2H2H 5 - Simply the Best 5||October 13, 2002||1||3:00||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||12–7–3||Cheick Kongo||Decision (unanimous)||Rings Holland: Saved by the Bell||June 2, 2002||2||5:00||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Wins RINGS Intercontinental Championship|
|Loss||11–7–3||Martin Malkhasyan||Submission (kneebar)||M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 3||April 26, 2002||1||3:34||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||11–6–3||Fatih Kocamis||Decision (split)||2H2H 4 - Simply the Best 4||March 17, 2002||2||5:00||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||10–6–3||Paul Cahoon||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Rings Holland: Some Like It Hard||December 2, 2001||3||1:53||Utrecht, Netherlands||Wins RINGS Free Fight Dutch Championship|
|Draw||9–6–3||Cyrille Diabaté||Draw||Rings Holland: No Guts, No Glory||June 10, 2001||2||5:00||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||9–6–2||Ricardo Fyeet||Submission (guillotine choke)||Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever||January 28, 2001||2||1:04||Utrecht, Netherlands||Wins RINGS Intercontinental Championship|
|Win||8–6–2||Fabrice Bernardin||DQ (illegal strikes)||Kam Lung - Only the Strongest Survive 2||November 18, 2000||1||N/A||Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands|
|Win||7–6–2||Tjerk Vermanen||TKO (spinning back kick)||It's Showtime - Exclusive||October 22, 2000||1||0:47||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|Win||6–6–2||Iwan de Groot||TKO (knees)||Together Productions - Fight Gala||April 15, 2000||1||N/A||Zaandam, Netherlands|
|Loss||5–6–2||Jose Landi-Jons||Technical Submission (armbar)||Amsterdam Absolute Championship 2||November 27, 1999||1||6:25||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Loss||5–5–2||Alexandre Ferreira||Submission (punches)||World Vale Tudo Championship 8||July 1, 1999||1||1:59||Aruba|
|Win||5–4–2||Silvio Zimmerman||TKO (strikes)||World Vale Tudo Championship 8||July 1, 1999||1||5:07||Aruba|
|Draw||4–4–2||Melvin Manhoef||Draw||Rings Holland: The Kings of the Magic Ring||June 20, 1999||2||5:00||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Loss||4–4–1||Sergei Belov||Submission (armbar)||IAFC - Pankration World Championship 1999||May 1, 1999||1||7:55||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||4–3–1||Michele Verginelli||Submission (rear naked choke)||Ultimate Fights Brescia||April 10, 1999||1||11:29||Brescia, Italy|
|Loss||4–2–1||Richard Plug||Decision (1-0 points)||FFH - Free Fight Gala||January 9, 1999||N/A||N/A||Beverwijk, Netherlands|
|Win||4–1–1||Tomas Valatkevicius||Decision||KO Power Tournament||April 12, 1998||1||10:00||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||3–1–1||Sergei Zavadsky||TKO (punches)||M-1 MFC - World Championship 1998||February 14, 1998||1||0:35||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Draw||2–1–1||Habib Ben Sallah||Draw||FFH - Free Fight Gala||December 21, 1997||1||5:00||Beverwijk, Netherlands|
|Loss||2–1||Sergei Bytchkov||Decision||M-1 MFC - World Championship 1997||November 1, 1997||1||10:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||2–0||Rik de Jager||KO (knee to the body)||Rings Holland - Utrecht at War||June 29, 1997||2||1:10||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Win||1–0||Piet Bernzen||Decision||Fight Gala - Mix Fight Night||June 15, 1996||3||5:00||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|2017-04-23||Win||Dennis Stolzenbach||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||WLF - Champion vs. Champion ||Almere, Netherlands|
|2012-12-08||Loss||Luis Tavares||KO||4||N/A||Kickboks Gala Margriethal||Schiedam, Netherlands|
|Fight was for IRO European Muay Thai Championship|
|2012-05-12||Loss||Andrei Stoica||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||SuperKombat World Grand Prix II 2012||Cluj Napoca, Romania|
|2012-02-12||Loss||Ali Cenik||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||Natural Powers||Eindhoven, Netherlands|
|2011-10-30||Loss||Fred Sikking||Decision (split)||3||3:00||Twilight's Fight Night||Hilversum, Netherlands|
|2011-10-08||Loss||Loren||Decision (split)||3||3:00||Top Event||Tenerife, Spain|
|2011-05-01||Loss||Mohammed Boubkari||Decision (unanimous)||5||3:00||The Next Generation Warriors 5||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Fight was for WFCA Kickboxing Dutch Heavyweight Championship|
|2011-04-10||Win||Brian Douwes||TKO (low kicks)||1||3:00||There’s Nothing Wrong By Being Strong||Aalsmeer, Netherlands|
|2011-02-20||Loss||Ivan Stanić||Decision (unanimous)||5||3:00||Opatija Fight Night 3||Opatija, Croatia|
|Fight was for the KOTR Cruiserweight title|
|2010-07-04||Loss||Ilkay Altinkaya||Decision||3||3:00||Slamm!! Last fight before Summer|
|2010-04-30||Win||Bas van de Muizenberg||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||SLAMM! Events: Powerzone||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2010-03-19||Loss||Zabit Samedov||TKO||3||1:48||K-1 World MAX 2010 East Europe Tournament||Minsk, Belarus|
|2010-01-30||Win||Tomasz Sarara||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||Beast of the East||Zutphen, Netherlands|
|2009-08-29||Loss||Ondřej Hutník||Decision||3||3:00||It's Showtime 2009 Budapest||Budapest, Hungary|
|2009-04-11||Win||Marcello Adriaansz||Decision||3||3:00||Amsterdam Fight Club 5||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2008-05-07||Loss||Anderson Silva||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||Amsterdam Fight Club 3||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2007-01-05||Win||Anton Berdinikov||Decision (unanimous)||12||2:00||M-1 Global||Murmansk, Russia|
|Wins ISKA World Cruiserweight title|
|2006-11-25||Win||Moustafa Lakhsem||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||Beatdown Amsterdam||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2006-06-17||Win||Gregory Tony||TKO (knees and punches)||1||N/A||K-1 Canarias 2006, Final||Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain|
|Wins K-1 Canarias 2006 tournament title|
|2006-06-17||Win||Humberto Evora||Decision||3||3:00||K-1 Canarias 2006, Semi finals||Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain|
|2006-06-17||Win||Alejandro Navarro-Martins||Decision||3||3:00||K-1 Canarias 2006, Quarter finals||Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain|
|2006-06-03||Win||Errol Paris||TKO (doctor stoppage)||5||1:03||Gentlemen Fight Night 3||Tilburg, Netherlands|
|2006-05-13||Win||Jon Delgado||Decision (majority)||3||3:00||K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Amsterdam||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2005-12-17||Win||Yussuf Belmikdan||KO (right hook)||4||N/A||2H2H: Road to Japan||Maastricht, Netherlands|
|2005-10-29||Loss||James Phillips||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||K-1 New Talents 2005 in Germany||Koblenz, Germany|
|2005-10-06||Win||Tsuyoshi Tajima||TKO (doctor stoppage)||1||3:00||Bushido Europe: Rotterdam Rumble||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|2005-06-12||Win||Henriques Zowa||Decision (split)||3||3:00||It's Showtime 2005 Amsterdam||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2001-04-22||Win||Peter Verschuuren||KO (knee)||1||2:06||Millennium Sports 1: Veni Vidi Vici||Veenendaal, Netherlands|
|Wins IKBO Kickboxing World Heavyweight Championship|
|1996-10-26||Loss||Perry Ubeda||TKO (exhaustion)||6||3:00||Battle of Styles||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Fight was for the WKA Kickboxing Dutch Super middleweight title.|
|1 Wins (1 (T)KOs)|
|2013-04-20||Win||Janos Tiborcz||Rumble of the North 2||Uithuizen, Netherlands||KO (punches)||1||1:41|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes|
|Rumble of the North 2||Karate Chop – Future|
|Natural Powers||Im Boomin – Soulja Boy|
|SuperKombat World Grand Prix 2012||B.M.F – Rick Ross|
|There’s Nothing Wrong By Being Strong||When Im Gone – Wiz Khalifa|
|Opatija Fight Night 3||Aston Martin Music – Rick Ross|
|Cage Fighters Championships 5||Everybody Looking – Gucci Mane|
|Amsterdam Fight Club 5||My Shadow – Gucci Mane|
|K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Amsterdam||Put it Down – Kottonmouth Kings|
|2H2H: Road to Japan||You Know How We Do It – Ice Cube|
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