Rodney Glunder

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Rodney Glunder
Born Rodney Faverus
(1975-01-03) January 3, 1975 (age 42)
Leiden, Netherlands
Other names The Silent Assassin
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pedra Badejo, Cape Verde
Aruba (previous)
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
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Paramaribo, Suriname
Benelux (previous)
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
Remco Pardoel
Lucien Carbin
Andre Mannaart
Mike Passenier
Bob Schrijber
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
Total 1
Wins 1
By knockout 1
Losses 0
Kickboxing record
Total 29
Wins 17
By knockout 5
Losses 12
By knockout 4
Mixed martial arts record
Total 49
Wins 25
By knockout 12
By submission 3
By decision 9
By disqualification 1
Losses 20
By knockout 2
By submission 12
By decision 6
Draws 3
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Sponsored by Diesel (2003-2010).
last updated on: June 12, 2012

Rodney Glunder (born as Rodney Faverus, March 1, 1975) is a Dutch-Surinamese semi-retired professional kickboxer, mixed martial artist, professional wrestler[1][2] and boxer, current actor, entrepreneur,[1] bodybuilder.[3] 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[edit]

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. [4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Rodney replaced injured K-1 legend Jérôme Le Banner against Marcin Różalski at KSW 20, losing the fight via unanimous decision.

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.[7]

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.[8]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10][11] 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.[12] 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.

Rodney Glunder
Birth name Rodney Faverus
Born (1975-01-03) January 3, 1975 (age 42)
Leiden, Netherlands
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
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
wXw staff
Dutch Top Team
Debut August 5, 2005

In wrestling[edit]

Titles and championships[13][edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record
Date Result Opponent Method Round Time Event Location
2017-04-23 Win Netherlands Dennis Stolzenbach Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 WLF - Champion vs. Champion [14][15] Netherlands Almere, Netherlands
2012-12-08 Loss Cape Verde Luis Tavares KO 4 N/A Kickboks Gala Margriethal Netherlands Schiedam, Netherlands
Fight was for IRO European Muay Thai Championship[16][17][18][19]
2012-05-12 Loss Romania Andrei Stoica Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 SuperKombat World Grand Prix II 2012 Romania Cluj Napoca, Romania
2012-02-12 Loss Turkey Ali Cenik Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Natural Powers Netherlands Eindhoven, Netherlands
2011-10-30 Loss Netherlands Fred Sikking Decision (split) 3 3:00 Twilight's Fight Night Netherlands Hilversum, Netherlands
2011-10-08 Loss Spain Loren Decision (split) 3 3:00 Top Event Spain Tenerife, Spain
2011-05-01 Loss Morocco Mohammed Boubkari Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 The Next Generation Warriors 5 Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands
Fight was for WFCA Kickboxing Dutch Heavyweight Championship
2011-04-10 Win Netherlands Brian Douwes TKO (low kicks) 1 3:00 There’s Nothing Wrong By Being Strong Netherlands Aalsmeer, Netherlands
2011-02-20 Loss Croatia Ivan Stanić Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 Opatija Fight Night 3 Croatia Opatija, Croatia
Fight was for the KOTR Cruiserweight title
2010-07-04 Loss Turkey Ilkay Altinkaya Decision 3 3:00 Slamm!! Last fight before Summer[20]
2010-04-30 Win Netherlands Bas van de Muizenberg Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 SLAMM! Events: Powerzone Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010-03-19 Loss Azerbaijan Zabit Samedov TKO 3 1:48 K-1 World MAX 2010 East Europe Tournament Belarus Minsk, Belarus
2010-01-30 Win Poland Tomasz Sarara Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Beast of the East Netherlands Zutphen, Netherlands
2009-08-29 Loss Czech Republic Ondřej Hutník Decision 3 3:00 It's Showtime 2009 Budapest Hungary Budapest, Hungary
2009-04-11 Win Aruba Marcello Adriaansz Decision 3 3:00 Amsterdam Fight Club 5 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008-05-07 Loss Brazil Anderson Silva Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Amsterdam Fight Club 3 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
2007-01-05 Win Russia Anton Berdinikov Decision (unanimous) 12 2:00 M-1 Global Russia Murmansk, Russia
Wins ISKA World Cruiserweight title
2006-11-25 Win Morocco Moustafa Lakhsem Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Beatdown Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006-06-17 Win France Gregory Tony TKO (knees and punches) 1 N/A K-1 Canarias 2006, Final Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Wins K-1 Canarias 2006 tournament title
2006-06-17 Win Portugal Humberto Evora Decision 3 3:00 K-1 Canarias 2006, Semi finals Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
2006-06-17 Win Spain Alejandro Navarro-Martins Decision 3 3:00 K-1 Canarias 2006, Quarter finals Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
2006-06-03 Win Curaçao Errol Paris TKO (doctor stoppage) 5 1:03 Gentlemen Fight Night 3 Netherlands Tilburg, Netherlands
2006-05-13 Win United States Jon Delgado Decision (majority) 3 3:00 K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
2005-12-17 Win Morocco Yussuf Belmikdan KO (right hook) 4 N/A 2H2H: Road to Japan Netherlands Maastricht, Netherlands
2005-10-29 Loss Germany James Phillips Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 K-1 New Talents 2005 in Germany Germany Koblenz, Germany
2005-10-06 Win Japan Tsuyoshi Tajima TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 3:00 Bushido Europe: Rotterdam Rumble Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands
2005-06-12 Win Angola Henriques Zowa Decision (split) 3 3:00 It's Showtime 2005 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001-04-22 Win Netherlands Peter Verschuuren KO (knee) 1 2:06 Millennium Sports 1: Veni Vidi Vici Netherlands Veenendaal, Netherlands
Wins IKBO Kickboxing World Heavyweight Championship
1996-10-26 Loss Netherlands Perry Ubeda TKO (exhaustion) 6 3:00 Battle of Styles Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fight was for the WKA Kickboxing Dutch Super middleweight title.

Boxing record[edit]

Boxing Record
1 Wins (1 (T)KOs)
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2013-04-20 Win Czech Republic Janos Tiborcz Rumble of the North 2 Uithuizen, Netherlands KO (punches) 1 1:41
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Entrance music[edit]

Event Entrance Music
Rumble of the North 2 Karate ChopFuture
Natural Powers Im Boomin – Soulja Boy
SuperKombat World Grand Prix 2012 B.M.FRick Ross
There’s Nothing Wrong By Being Strong When Im Gone – Wiz Khalifa
Opatija Fight Night 3 Aston Martin MusicRick 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 ItIce Cube

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Rodney Faverus « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  2. ^ "The World's Largest Wrestling Database". Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Rodney Glunder". Rodney Glunder. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Rodney Glunder". 
  5. ^ "SuperKombat 2012 World Grand Prix I: Montenegro Live Results". LiverKick. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  6. ^ "Andrei Stoica's Win Overturned; Apologizes for Racist Comments". LiverKick. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  7. ^ Rodney Glunder u oproštajnom meču pregazio Janosa Tiborcza(in Croatian)
  8. ^ "Rumble Of The North Iv « Fighter Legion®". Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  9. ^ "New Blood Wrestling (NBW) « Promotions Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  10. ^ "Officiële aankondiging SHOWDOWN 10 te PANAMA, Amsterdam | Pro Wrestling Showdown". Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  11. ^ "Sean Lucas & Johnny Moss vs the Red Star Empire | Pro Wrestling Showdown". 2014-04-27. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  12. ^ "SHOWDOWN 13 | VIP tickets uitverkocht | Pro Wrestling Showdown". 2014-04-27. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  13. ^ "RODNEY FAVERUS". Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  14. ^ World Fighting League: Champion vs. Champion
  15. ^ Uitslagen World Fighting League: Champion vs. Champion(in Dutch)
  16. ^ Kickboks gala Margriethal(in Dutch)
  17. ^ "Press Release- Interview: Luis Tavares". Sherdog. 
  18. ^ "Luis Tavares vs Rodney Glunder". YouTube. 
  19. ^ "Fighter - Luis Tavares Profile". 
  20. ^ "Fotoverslag: Slamm!! "Last fight before Summer" Powerzone 04.07.2010 *UPDATE*". 

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