This past weekend at a Giorgio Petrosyan-promoted event, Petrosyanmania, Giorgio Petrosyan scored his 100th professional career win over former It’s Showtime Lightweight Champion Chris Ngimbi. Ngimbi had initially announced his shocking retirement in 2012, only to rescind on that where he’s continued to compete on the fringes of the top of the 70kg heap. Needless to say, Giorgio Petrosyan was perhaps too strong of a challenge for him at this point, although he put forth a valiant effort. The match, which was a rematch from 2008 where Petrosyan defeated Ngimbi, saw Petrosyan once again have his hand raised.
On December 9th in Florence Bellator Kickboxing will be returning to Europe and once again working with European promoter Carlo di Blasi’s Oktagon. Yes, that means we get another Giorgio Petrosyan fight, this time for the Bellator Kickboxing 70kg Championship against Yodwicha, the former Omnoi, Lumpinee and Thai Fight champion. This happens during what will be a bigger event that spans multiple days, the K-1 World OPEN Amateur Championships that spans from December 7th to 10th, where amateur kickboxers from across the globe will compete and put forth their best efforts to catch the eye of the kickboxing elite to [read more]