Kickboxing promotion Glory 44 was held on Friday August 25 at Sears Centre Arena in Chicago. The event produced an eleven-fight bill with two championship bouts featured on the card. The program comprised two chapters with Glory 44 Chicago live on ESPN 3, that followed Glory 44 Super Fight Series streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event at Glory 44 Chicago the defending welterweight champion out of France Cedric Doumbe faced Dutch Murthel Groenhart. The five-round bout went the distance with the verdict left in hands of the judges. Groenhart was announced as a winner by split decision, and as a result became a new title holder.
Glory 44 Chicago
Murthel Groenhart def. Cedric Doumbe via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)