Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2021-01-30, high pace, tough exchanges and spectacular finish: the fight Cedric Doumbe vs Murthel Groenhart 3 is one of the best kickboxing fights of the year 2021 and it gets four stars!
The former WAKO Pro Mw and current Glory Ww champion Cedric Doumbe entered this fight with a pro kickboxing record of 74-7-1 (44 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super middleweight in the world. He lost to Alim Nabiev in their first bout in 2018 (Cedric Doumbe vs Alim Nabiev) but then he has won six matches taking revenge on Nabiev in 2019 (Cedric Doumbe vs Alim Nabiev 2) and beating Karim Ghajji in 2020 (Cedric Doumbe vs Karim Ghajji). If you want to watch one of Doumbe’s best fights, we suggest Harut Grigorian vs Cedric Doumbe, match that ranked in the top 10 Users’ kickboxing Fights of the Year of 2019.
His opponent, the former Glory Ww and 2012 K-1 World Max champ Murthel Groenhart, has a record of 69-24-3 (40 knockouts) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. He fought twice in 2019 losing to Alim Nabiev (Murthel Groenhart vs Alim Nabiev) and defeating Troy Jones (Murthel Groenhart vs Troy Jones). Among the best fights of Groenhart we suggest two bouts rated with four stars in 2012, Artur Kyshenko vs Murthel Groenhart and Murthel Groenhart vs Marc de Bonte, and a match ranked in the top 10 Users’ kickboxing Fights of the Year of 2018, Murthel Groenhart vs Mohammed Jaraya. In their previous two matches Doumbe lost to Groenhart in 2016 (Murthel Groenhart vs Cedric Doumbe I) but then he won the rematch in 2017 (Cedric Doumbe vs Murthel Groenhart 2). This third fight is valid for the Glory welterweight title (Doumbe’ third defense) and it is on the undercard of Artem Vakhitov vs Alex Pereira – Glory 77. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Glory 77: Rotterdam
Where: Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Division: catchweight (169.8 lbs, 77 kg)
Title: Glory welterweight Championship
Doumbe vs Groenhart 3 result:
Cedric Doumbe defeated Murthel Groenhart via KO at 2:52, round 2.
Glory 77 fight card (main fight):
Rico Verhoeven vs Tarik Khbabez final
Artem Vakhitov vs Alex Pereira
Cedric Doumbe vs Murthel Groenhart 3
Tarik Khbabez vs Levi Rigters semi-final
Rico Verhoeven vs Hesdy Gerges semi-final
Doumbe vs Groenhart 3 full fight video / highlights:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube or Dailymotion or Facebook and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)
Here is the Doumbe’s post-fight interview after his match at Glory 77.