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Donegi Abena biography: 13 things about Glory Light Heavyweight Champion

Donegi Abena is a Surinamese-Dutch kickboxer, trainer and model currently signed with Glory. He is 6’312” tall and is the reigning light heavyweight champion of the kickboxing promotion based in Singapore.

As an amateur kickboxer, Abena defeated Fabio Brent on October 5, 2014, Marwin Gietmann on October 18, 2014, Mohamed Gabri on December 14, 2014 and Mohammed Balli on February 8, 2015. Abena made his professional kickboxing debut on September 25, 2015 in Laktaši, Bosnia and Herzegovina where he defeated Elmir Mehić then lost to Jan Soukup in Liberec, Czech Republic on December 19, 2015.


In 2018, Abena entered the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam, Netherlands to study marketing. In February 2020, he started working as a personal trainer.

Abena was born in Paramaribo, Suriname and is fighting out of Utrecht, Netherlands. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In 2016, he defeated Maurice Jackson, Andrey Ohotnik, Dzhobir Tashmatov, Andress van Engelen and Petr Romankevich but lost to Petr Romankevich and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
  2. In 2017, he defeated Fabien Fouquet, Wendell Roche, Brian Douwes and Clyde Brunswijk.
  3. On May 5, 2018, he competed in the A1WCC Champions League in Hasselt, Belgium. He defeated Luis Tavares in the quarterfinals and Adnan Rezovic in the semifinals but lost to Mohamed Abdallah in the finals. On July 13, 2018, he defeated Andrei Stoica at “ACB KB 16” in Târgoviște, Romania.
  4. On December 8, 2018, he made his Glory debut at “Glory 62” in Rotterdam, Netherlands where he defeated Stephane Susperregui.
  5. On March 9, 2019, he defeated Michael Duut at “Glory 64” in Strasbourg, France.
  6. On June 22, 2019, he lost to Artem Vakhitov when they competed for the Glory Light Heavyweight Championship title at “Glory 66” in Paris, France.
  7. On September 28, 2019, he lost to Alex Pereira when they competed for the interim Glory Light Heavyweight Championship title at “Glory 68” in Miami, Florida, United States.
  8. In 2020, he went on hiatus amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and visited Curacao and Spain.
  9. On January 30, 2021, he lost to Tavares in their rematch at “Glory 77” in Rotterdam.
  10. On October 23, 2021, he defeated Sergej Maslobojev at “Glory: Collision 3” in Arnhem, Netherlands.
  11. He was supposed to make his mixed martial arts debut on June 25 2022 and fight Paolo Anastasi but the bout was cancelled. On October 8, 2022, he defeated Felipe Micheletti at “Glory: Collision 4” in Arnhem. In November 2022, he visited Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas.
  12. In January 2023, he visited Phuket, Thailand.
  13. He was 24 years old when he became the Glory Light Heavy Champion by beating Maslobojev in their rematch at “Glory 83” in Essen, Germany, which improved his professional kickboxing record to 26 wins and 9 losses.

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