This past weekend in China Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defeated Marat Grigorian for a fourth and what he declares a final time. While the fight was close and there is a subset of fans that felt that Marat was given a raw deal by the judges, for Sitthichai he feels like their feud is over after a fourth victory over Grigorian. It seems difficult to argue at this point, as four fights and four victories for Sitthichai seems like the final nail in the coffin of that feud. In the video below Sitthichai explains that he had to fight carefully because he [read more]
The GLORY 57 results are in and it proved to be an interesting show for the Chinese market. GLORY 57 Shenzhen went down today in China, seeing Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defend his GLORY Lightweight Championship in his fourth and perhaps final meeting with Marat Grigorian, where he was able to defeat Marat for the fourth time. Marat put up a good fight and has grown a lot since their last meeting, but it still wasn’t enough to defeat the renowned top lightweight. GLORY 57 Results GLORY Lightweight Championship: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (R5 – Split Decision) Marat Grigorian Cedric de Keirsmaeker (R3 – [read more]
On August 25th in Shenzen, China Sitthichai will once again look to defend his GLORY Lightweight Championship against an old foe that he knows quite well in Marat Grigorian. Grigorian, with his fourth fight against the Thai pound-for-pound king will be looking to show his growth as a fighter and person. GLORY released this profile on Grigorian ahead of the fight.
Today GLORY released the full fight card from GLORY 57 Shenzen, which features a pretty impressive eight-man lightweight tournament featuring all Chinese talent that spans the prelims and SuperFight Series. The show’s headliner is a GLORY Lightweight Championship bout between Marat Grigorian and champion Sitthichai, in yet another meeting between the two men. Has Marat grown enough to be able to take Sitthichai out for good? That’s the question and the recent victories that Grigorian holds may be the key to him finally usurping the king of the division. The card also features what should be a fun bout between [read more]
Today in China, GLORY co-founder Scott Rudmann got up in front of a crowd of Chinese media and fighting industry insiders to officially announce GLORY 57 Shenzen’s main event would be Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong taking on Marat Grigorian for a fourth time, once again for the GLORY Lightweight Championship. The press conference felt bigger than most of the ones that happen in the west, with a huge video screen in place, a translator on hand to speak directly to the Chinese crowd and the fighters being treated as special guests. The announcement won’t come as a shock to GLORY fans, who [read more]