69-25-3 (40 KO)
Murthel The Predator Groenhart
Current Rank
-
Height
185 CM / 6'0"
Nationality
Netherlands Netherlands
Weightclass
Welterweight
Weight
76.5 KG / 169 LBS
Social Media
Nickname
The Predator
Age
35

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 12-8-0 (8 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 07:44 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 13:4 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 7.83 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 6.99 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 0.84 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 42.78 % Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Loss Cédric Doumbé Glory 77
Championship Bout
2021-01-30
KO
2:52 of Round 2
Win Troy Jones Glory 70: Lyon
Championship Bout
2019-10-26
KO
2:38 of Round 2
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Loss Alim Nabiyev Glory 64: Strasbourg
Superfight
2019-03-09
SD
Win Mohammed Jaraya Glory 59: Amsterdam
Superfight
2018-09-29
TKO
1:05 of Round 2
Loss Harut Grigorian Glory 50: Chicago
Headline event
2018-02-16
TKO
2:06 of Round 1
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Win Cédric Doumbé Glory 44: Chicago
Headline event
2017-08-25
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Win Harut Grigorian Glory 42: Paris
Co Headline event
2017-06-10
KO
0:20 of Round 2
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Win Alan Scheinson Glory 41: Holland
Superfight
2017-05-20
SD
Win Thongchai Sitsongpeenong Glory 38: Chicago
Superfight
2017-02-24
TKO
1:45 of Round 3
Loss Nieky Holzken Glory 34: Denver
Headline event
2016-10-21
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Win Karim Benmansour Glory 31: Amsterdam
Tournament
2016-06-25
TKO
1:08 of Round 3
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Win Yoann Kongolo Glory 31: Amsterdam
Final
2016-06-25
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Loss Cédric Doumbé Glory 28: Paris
Co Headline event
2016-03-12
UD
Loss Nieky Holzken Glory 26: Amsterdam
Headline event
2015-12-04
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Win Karim Ghajji Glory 25: Milan
Final
2015-11-06
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Win Nicola Gallo Glory 25: Milan
Tournament
2015-11-06
TKO
1:03 of Round 2
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Loss Chad Sugden Glory 23: Las Vegas
Superfight
2015-08-07
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Win Teo Mikelic Glory 14: Zagreb
Superfight
2014-03-08
TKO
3:00 of Round 1
Loss Davit Kiria Glory 10: Los Angeles
Co Headline event
2013-09-28
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Win Marc de Bonte Glory 2: Brussels
Superfight
2012-10-06
KO
0:51 of Round 2

Fighter Bio

Twitter Murthel The Predator Groenhart

Murthel
Groenhart
12-8-0 (8 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.