68-23-3 (39 KO)
Murthel The Predator Groenhart
Current Rank
#3 Welterweight
Height
185 CM / 6'0"
Nationality
Netherlands Netherlands
Weightclass
Welterweight
Weight
76.5 KG / 169 LBS
Social Media
Nickname
The Predator
Age
32

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 11-7-0 (7 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 7:58 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 11:3 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 7.43 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 6.99 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 0.44 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 40.43% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Win Mohammed Jaraya Glory 59: Amsterdam
Superfight Series
Sep 29 2018
TKO
01:05 of Round 2
Loss Harut Grigorian Glory 50: Chicago
Main Card
Feb 16 2018
TKO
02:06 of Round 1
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Win Cedric Doumbe Glory 44: Chicago
Main Card
Aug 25 2017
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Win Harut Grigorian Glory 42: Paris
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Jun 10 2017
KO
00:20 of Round 2
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Win Alan Scheinson Glory 41: Holland
Main Card
May 20 2017
Decision - Split
Win Thongchai Sitsongpeenong Glory 38: Chicago
Superfight Series
Feb 24 2017
TKO
01:45 of Round 3
Loss Nieky Holzken Glory 34: Denver
Main Card
Oct 21 2016
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Karim Benmansour Glory 31: Amsterdam
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Jun 25 2016
TKO - 3 Knockdowns in Fight
01:08 of Round 3
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Win Yoann Kongolo Glory 31: Amsterdam
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Jun 25 2016
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Cedric Doumbe Glory 28: Paris
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Mar 12 2016
Decision - Unanimous
Loss Nieky Holzken Glory 26: Amsterdam
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Dec 04 2015
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Win Karim Ghajji Glory 25: Milan
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Nov 06 2015
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Nicola Gallo Glory 25: Milan
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Nov 06 2015
TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
01:03 of Round 2
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Loss Chad Sugden Glory 23: Las Vegas
Superfight Series
Aug 07 2015
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Win Teo Mikelic Glory 14: Zagreb
Superfight Series
Mar 08 2014
TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
03:00 of Round 1
Loss Davit Kiria Glory 10: Los Angeles
Main Card
Sep 28 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Robin Van Roosmalen Glory 7: Milan
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Apr 20 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Marc de Bonte Glory 2: Brussels
Main Card
Oct 06 2012
KO
00:51 of Round 2

Fighter Bio

Twitter Murthel The Predator Groenhart

Murthel
Groenhart
11-7-0 (7 KO) Netherlands

K-1 World MAX Champion

WBC Champion

E.M.T.A. European Champion

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.