On Friday, Oct. 21, GLORY kickboxing returned to the Mile High City for GLORY 34: Denver. The eventtook place from the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo.
In the night’s main event, GLORY welterweight champion Nieky Holzken met 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 had defended his belt against Yoann Kongolo. Groenhart, meanwhile, had 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 returned to rematch former title challenger Dustin Jacoby. That bout was be joined by a one-night, four-man middleweight contender tournament. In one half of the ladder, New Zealand’s Israel Adesanya took on Canada’s Robert Thomas, while promotional newcomer Yousri Belgaroui took on Brazilian Ariel Machado.
Finally, in the SuperFight Series headliner, featherweight champion Gabriel Varga looked to defend his belt against former lightweight titleholder Robin van Roosmalen.
The GLORY 34 SuperFight Series kicked off Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. The GLORY 34 main card streamed live at midnight ET on ESPN 3.
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