The Glory Ww and WAKO Pro Mw champion Cedric Doumbe entered this fight with a professional kickboxing record of 67-5-1 (39 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super middleweight in the world. He lost to Fang Bian at the beginning of 2016 but then he has won eleven consecutive fights beating, in his last three bouts, Yoann Kongolo (=Doumbe vs Kongolo 3) and Nieky Holzken twice (=Holzken vs Doumbe I and Doumbe vs Holzken II).
His opponent, the 2012 K-1 World Max champion Murthel Groenhart, has an official record of 66-23-3 (37 knockouts) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. He lost to Nieky Holzken in 2016 (=Holzken vs Groenhart 3) but he came back to win in 2017 beating Thongchai Sitsongpeenong (=Groenhart vs Sitsongpeenong), Alan Scheinson and Harut Grigorian (=Groenhart vs Grigorian 2). In their first bout Cedric Doumbe defeated Murthel Groenhart via unanimous decision (March, 12, 2016 – Groenhart vs Doumbe I); this second fight, main event of Glory 44, is valid for the Glory welterweight title (Doumbe’s third defense). They also faced each other a third time in January 29, 2021 (Cedric Doumbe vs Murthel Groenhart 3). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Glory 44: Chicago
Where: Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
Division: catchweight (169.8 lbs, 77 kg)
Title: Glory Welterweight Championship
Doumbe’s previous fight: Cedric Doumbe vs Nieky Holzken 2
Groenhart’s previous fight: Murthel Groenhart vs Harut Grigorian 2
Doumbe’s next fight: Cedric Doumbe vs Yohan Lidon 2
Groenhart’s next fight: Murthel Groenhart vs Harut Grigorian 3
Doumbe vs Groenhart 2 Fight Video:
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