This Friday evening at GLORY 44 Chicago Cedric Doumbe, the GLORY Welterweight Champion, will look to once again defend his title, this time against Murthel Groenhart. Doumbe has proven himself to be the best in the world, beyond a shadow of a doubt, largely thanks to his series of fights with Nieky Holzken where he was able to systematically dismantle the once-king of the division not once, but twice. GLORY has uploaded the second fight on their YouTube channel in preparation for the upcoming title fight and here you can watch Doumbe school on a frustrated Holzken and marvel at [read more]
While the world is weighing in on the morality and legality of Murthel Groenhart’s knockout blow on Harut Grigorian (note: it was legal) from GLORY 42 this weekend, both fighters have apparently moved on. What better way to show it than a photo of both men standing together in an embrace backstage after the fight? I’m sure this will still be a topic of much debate, but it appears that Grigorian and his team are over it and Murthel is gearing up for his upcoming title fight against reigning GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe, who, by the way, is one [read more]
The next challenge for Cedric Doumbe has been decided in Murthel Groenhart, who scored a controversial knockout over Harut Grigorian before he was assaulted by two fighters from the stands. Since then Groenhart has been all over the media, from the post-match assault to his controversial knockout. Cedric Doumbe had a lot to say about Holzken, who he believes is one of the best fighters in the world, but not quite on his level. As for his thoughts on Murthel? They aren’t complimentary. “No, c’mon, Murthel did something wrong in this fight,” he explained in a post-fight interview. “I saw [read more]
Tomorrow marks GLORY’s 42nd event, live from Paris, France. Main eventing the show is former Welterweight Champion Nieky Holzken looking to regain his crown from Cedric Doumbe. Both men seemed in good spirits at the weigh-ins, Holzken seemed unfazed by Doumbe’s mental games, including wearing trunks saying “EndOfNieky” on them. The GLORY 42 SuperFight Series airs Saturday afternoon, live on UFC Fight Pass at 12:30 eastern/9:30am Pacific while GLORY 42 airs live on ESPN3 at 4pm eastern/1pm pacific.
This weekend in Paris at GLORY 42 Nieky Holzken and Cedric Doumbe will fight in a rematch from GLORY Collision, where once again the GLORY Welterweight Championship is on the line, but this time there is a different champion. Holzken originally won that championship on December 21st, 2013, only to lose it almost exactly three years later on December 20th, 2016. While Holzken has lost outside of GLORY, including since the launch of GLORY, this remains the only loss on his record within the promotion, leaving him at 12-1 heading into the rematch. The question is: can this fight be [read more]
We’re just over a week away from the much-anticipated rematch between GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe and the former, longstanding champion Nieky Holzken, whom Doumbe dethroned to take the title back in December. In between then Doumbe has had one title defense, against a career rival in Yoann Kongolo who actually held two wins over the champion’s head. The sheer growth of Doumbe was on full display during this fight, watch as the usually-composed Kongolo became unhinged as the fight wore on and he found himself unable to touch the smiling Doumbe. Incredible fight.
In just a few weeks time at GLORY 42 the kickboxing world will get the rematch that they’ve been waiting for when former welterweight kingpin Nieky Holzken gets his chance for revenge against the current champion, Cedric Doumbe. Undoubtedly Doumbe has gotten into Holzken’s head — he did in their first meeting — but will that carry over? GLORY put their spotlight on both fighters, first Holzken. Then Doumbe. Doumbe seems as confident as ever, as perhaps he should be, especially after completely outclassing career rival Yoann Kongolo in his first title defense. Doumbe is young, brash, talented and able [read more]
On Saturday, June 10th GLORY returns to action with GLORY 42 Paris, headlined by a world title bout between the current Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe and the former champion, Nieky Holzken. Has Doumbe gotten into the head of Holzken? Can he defeat the great Holzken for a second time? That remains to be seen. Also featured is a Lightweight Contender’s tournament featuring Niclas Larsen vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski and Anatoly Moiseev vs. Christian Baya, plus Murthel Groenhart vs. Harut Grigorian to see who will challenge the winner of the title fight. The SuperFight Series is as stacked as ever with Yoann [read more]