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MURTHEL GROENHART

NETHERLANDS

GLORY
RECORD

  • 7
    WIN
  • 6
    LOSS
  • 0
    DRAW

WINNING STREAK

FIGHTER INFORMATION

  • WEIGHTCLASS: WELTERWEIGHT
  • HEIGHT: 185 CM / 6"1
  • WEIGHT: 76.50 KG / 169 LBS
  • STANCE: ORTHODOX

RANKING

  • CURRENT RANKING : 4
  • HIGHEST RANKING : 4
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GLORY STATISTICS BY CompuStrike

Total Strikes Landed / Thrown
Total Punches Landed / Thrown
Total Kicks Landed / Thrown
Total Knees Landed / Thrown
Knockdowns Landed
Total Fight Time
Average Fight Time
132 / 434 (30%)
58 / 285 (20%)
74 / 149 (50%)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

OVERALL RECORD : 64 - 22 - 3

  • 57%
    KO RATIO
  • 37
    (T)KO
  • 27
    DECISION

TITLES

K-1 World MAX Champion

WBC Champion

E.M.T.A. European Champion


FIGHTER VIDEOS

FIGHTER BIO

BIO MURTHEL GROENHART

Amsterdam man Murthel Groenhart started training with Mike Passenier as a teenager and has been fighting for Mike’s Gym ever since. His fighting style embodies the gym’s philosophy of putting heavy pressure on an opponent and always looking for the finish.

Groenhart is very tall for lightweight and has very long legs. He can land a knee to the jaw of an opponent from multiple positions and he has finished many a fight this way. His long reach can make it difficult for opponents to get in range to hit him but ‘Murry’ often obliges them by standing close enough to get into a trading war.

It should be noted that Groenhart’s record does not reflect his abilities. Many of his losses are outside his natural weight class, as he never cared much about the size of his opponent and would sometimes give up as much as 15 kilograms (30lbs) in weight. Among his past opponents are fighters who are now competing in the GLORY heavyweight division.

He and Passenier have a very close relationship and Mike is something of a father figure to him, providing advice and guidance outside of the ring and training room. Groenhart credits kickboxing and Mike Passenier for keeping him on the straight and narrow while all his friends were out getting into trouble and doing all the things its possible to do as a young man in Amsterdam.

“I always told him he would be a champion. From the first days when he came in the gym I told him he would be a champion one day. All he had to do was keep training and working and not get distracted,” Passenier says. He was proved correct; Groenhart won a K-1 MAX tournament before jumping ship to GLORY. 

MURTHEL GROENHART RECORD

RESULT OPPONENT EVENT METHOD
win . Thongchai GLORY 38 / Chicago
February 24 2017
TKO (Strikes)
loss Nieky Holzken GLORY 34 / Denver
October 21 2016
Unanimous Decision
win Yoann Kongolo GLORY 31 / Amsterdam
June 25 2016
Decision
win Karim Benmansour GLORY 31 / Amsterdam
June 25 2016
TKO
loss Cédric Doumbé GLORY 28 / Paris
March 12 2016
Decision
loss Nieky Holzken GLORY 26 / Amsterdam
December 04 2015
Decision
win Nicola Gallo GLORY 25 / Milan
November 06 2015
TKO
win Karim Ghajji GLORY 25 / Milan
November 06 2015
Decision
loss Chad Sugden GLORY 23 / Las Vegas
August 07 2015
Decision
win Teo Mikelic GLORY 14 / Zagreb
March 08 2014
TKO
loss Davit Kiria GLORY 10 / LOS ANGELES
September 28 2013
Decision
loss Robin van Roosmalen GLORY 7 / Milan
April 20 2013
Decision
win Marc de Bonte GLORY 2 / Brussels
October 06 2012
KO
WEIGHTCLASS CONTENDERS