The 2012 K-1 world max champion Murthel Groenhart entered this fight with a professional record of 60-22-3 (33 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 super middleweight in the world but he lost three out of his last five bouts, the last one against Artur Kyshenko (=Kyshenko vs Groenhart 2).
His opponent, Karim Benmansour, has a kickboxing record of 46-5-1 (22 knockouts) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class. He lost to James Gridley in 2014 but since then he has collected five victories. Groenhart vs Benmansour is the semifinal of the Glory welterweight contender tournament; undercard of Robin van Roosmalen vs Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong 2 – Glory 31. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Glory 31: Amsterdam
Where: Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Division: catchweight (169.8 lbs, 77 kg)
Glory 31 fight card (main fights)
Robin van Roosmalen vs Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong 2
Murthel Groenhart vs Yoann Kongolo final
Ismael Londt vs Hesdy Gerges 2
Yoann Kongolo vs Harut Grigorian semifinal
Murthel Groenhart vs Karim Benmansour semifinal
Zack Mwekassa vs Mourad Bouzidi
Saenchai vs Eddy Nait Slimani
Groenhart’s previous fight: Artur Kyshenko vs Murthel Groenhart 2
(Alternative free embeddable video hosted on Youtube)