On Friday, Oct. 21, GLORY kickboxing returns to the Mile High City for GLORY 34: Denver. The event will take place from the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo.

In the night’s main event, GLORY welterweight champion Nieky Holzken meets rival Murthel Groenhart for a third time. The pair first met in 2010 with Holzken earning a narrow decision win after an extension round. They rematched at GLORY 26: Amsterdam late last year with the Dutchman Holzken again escaping with a win on the scorecards. Since then, Holzken has defended his belt against Yoann Kongolo. Groenhart, meanwhile, has been very active, both in and out of the GLORY ring. The 30-year-old earned a third crack at Holzken after besting both Karim Benmansour and the aforementioned Kongolo at GLORY 31 to capture the welterweight contender tournament.

Also on the night’s main card, former middleweight champion Simon Marcus returns to rematch former title challenger Dustin Jacoby. That bout will be joined by a one-night, four-man middleweight contender tournament. In one half of the ladder, New Zealand’s Israel Adesanya takes on Canada’s Robert Thomas, while promotional newcomer Yousri Belgaroui takes on Brazilian Ariel Machado.

Finally, in the SuperFight Series headliner, featherweight champion Gabriel Varga looks to defend his belt against former lightweight titleholder Robin van Roosmalen.

The GLORY 34 SuperFight Series will kick off Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. The GLORY 34 main card streams live at midnight ET on ESPN 3.

The fighters hit the scales at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday.

GLORY 34 Weigh-in Results
Nieky Holzken (169.5) vs. Murthel Groenhart (168.5) – for welterweight title
Dustin Jacoby (186.5) vs. Simon Marcus (186)
Israel Adesanya (187.4) vs. Robert Thomas (186) – middleweight tournament semifinal
Ariel Machado (186) vs. Yousri Belgaroui (186.5) – middleweight tournament semifinal
Gabriel Varga (142) vs. Robin van Roosmalen (142.5) – for featherweight title
Saulo Cavalari (209) vs. Brian Douwes (209.5)
Casey Greene (171) vs. Tongchai Sitsongpeenong (169)
Richard Abraham (171.5) vs. Michael Mathatha (168.5)
Justin Houghton (150) vs. Jonathon Wyderko (150)
Zack Wells (186) – middleweight tournament reserve fighter

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