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THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP AND TOURNAMENT KILLER: MURTHEL “THE PREDATOR” GROENHART
Murthel Groenhart was born on October 10, 1986 in the city of Amsterdam with roots from the beautiful country Suriname. He was raised in a big family with 5 brothers and sisters. At the age of 15 Murthel was getting rebellious as he liked to hang out on the streets with his friends goofing around and doing things that could get him arrested. Luckily for him and his family he found his passion in sports.
He started his professional career in 2004 at the age of 18 and was undefeated for two years straight. In 2007 he competed in his first tournament in Poland winning all three fights via (T) KO and became the -75kg Angels of Fire winner. He continued to do well as a tournament fighter when he won the K-1 Italy Oktagon, defeating all of his three opponents via KO in a sold out arena in Milan.
During his career Groenhart has fought in all the major kickboxing promotions and has fought over 85 fights. One of his biggest achievements came in 2012 where he entered the big K-1 World Max tournament after qualifying himself for the tournament by defeating Harut Grigorian via KO in the third round at the Final 16 event in Spain. In December that year 8 of the best lightweights came to Athene, Greece for the most prestige kickboxing tournament in the world. Groenhart was the big underdog that night but he shocked the world by defeating Yasuhiro Kido in the quarterfinal, hometown favourite Mike Zambidis in the semi-final and Artur Kyshenko in the final and you guessed it; all by KO!
Groenhart continued to fight in the featherweight division until 2015, after that he moved to the welterweight division. He is now one of the top fighters in Glory.
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Trainers: Mike Passenier, Oscar Roque, Walter da Silva, Joeri Mes, Melayno Gaddum, Fabian Berrenstein
Titles and achievements:
2017 Glory Welterweight Champion
2016 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament Winner
2016 WFL 76 kg Tournament Champion
2015 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament Winner
K-1 World MAX 2012 World Championship Tournament Champion
2010 E.M.T.A. K-1 Rules European champion 76 kg
2008 K-1 Italy Oktagon tournament champion 75 kg
2007 Angels of Fire II tournament title 75 kg
Notable victories: Artur Kyshenko, Marc de Bonte, Harut Grigorian, Yoann Kongolo, Mike Zambidis, Dzhabar Askerov, Karim Ghajji, Amir Zeyada, Darryl Stichtman, Marco Piqué and Sem Braam
- KICKBOXING TRAINING 100%
- BOXING TRAINING 90%
- WEIGHT TRAINING 90%
- STRENGHT AND CONDITIONING 85%