Nieky Holzken (89-11, 46 KOs) will defend his welterweight crown against fellow Dutchman Murthel Groenhart (63-22-3, 35 KOs) in the main event. The two have met twice previously with “The Natural” coming out on top twice as Holzken edged his foe by the thinnest of margins on both occasions. The trilogy has been officially set in motion as both combatants weighed in on point at Thursday’s weigh-ins.
Holzken tipped the scale at 169.5 pounds and he looked as fierce as ever the day before what will be the third defense of his title. Groenhart looked equally as ready; he came in at 168.5 pounds.
Former Glory middleweight champion Simon Marcus (44-3-2, 24 KOs) will return to the ring in the co-headlining slot of Glory 34 when “The One” will oppose Dustin Jacoby over three rounds. Marcus weighed 186 pounds while Jacoby (9-7, 8 KOs) came in slightly heavier at 186.5.
Also slated for the event will be a four-man same-night Middleweight Contender Tournament featuring Israel Adesanya (63-3, 27 KOs), Alex Pereira (20-4, 11 KOs), Robert Thomas (8-4, 5 KOs) and Yousri Belgaroui (19-2, 10 KOs) will round out the Glory 34 main card.
Glory 34 Denver airs live on ESPN3 at midnight ET/9 p.m. PT. GLORY 34 SuperFight Series, meanwhile, will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.
Glory 34 Weigh-in Results:Nieky Holzken (169.5) vs. Murthel Groenhart (168.5)
Simon Marcus (186) vs. Dustin Jacoby (186.5)
Israel Adesanya (187.4) vs. Robert Thomas (186)
Ariel Machado (186) Yousri Belgaroui (186.5)
Glory 34 SuperFight Series Weigh-in Results:Gabriel Varga (142) vs. Robin Van Roosmalen (142.5)
Saulo Cavalari (209) vs. Brian Douwes (209.5)
Thongchai Sitsongpeenong (169) vs. Casey Greene (171)
Mike Mathetha (168.5) vs. Richard Abraham (171.5)
Jonathon Wyderko (150) vs. Justin Houghton (150)