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Sitthichai vs. Marat Grigorian Scheduled for Fourth Meeting at GLORY 57 Shenzhen on Saturday, August 25
Glory Kickboxing, one of the world’s premier stand-up combat leagues hosted its official GLORY 57 Shenzhen press conference on Monday the 25th of June from the Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen in China.
During the press conference, GLORY announced a fourth meeting at GLORY 57 Shenzhen on Saturday, August 25. The fight will be between lightweight champion “Killer Kid” Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong and challenger Marat Grigorian at GLORY 57 Shenzhen on Saturday, Aug. 25. “Killer Kid” has Won 120 fight out of 155. He won 32 of those fights by Knockout. However, Murat Grigorian who challenges him has more knockouts than him, leading with 35 knockouts even though he has only done 71 fights on his Glory record.
Sitthichai has defended the lightweight title four times since capturing it in June of 2016, bringing his overall GLORY record to an astonishing 9-1 and cementing his place as the top lightweight in the world.
Following three decision losses to the champion, Grigorian will look to change the momentum of this series. The Armenian-Belgian star appears to be peaking, entering the bout on a seven-fight winning streak.
The organization also announced the participants and first round match-ups for a one-night qualification tournament featuring eight of China’s top lightweights all competing for a spot in the GLORY rankings.
Opponents were drawn to face the tournament’s top four seeds and the results of that drawing can be found below:
- Liu Xu vs. Junchen Zhao
- Tiehan Xu vs. Chao Wang
- Li Deng vs. Alimu
- Lei Feng vs. Wensheng Zhang
Plus, renowned Sanda fighter Zhang Kaiyin announced his participation at GLORY 57 Shenzhen, while Charlene Houghton was announced as the latest GLORY roster addition, expected to debut on an upcoming fight card.
Finally, GLORY introduced five fighters who will compete on the GLORY 57 SuperFight Series card: Liu Jia, Yuhang Xie, Chenchen Li, Chenglong Zhang and Mark Timms.
Representatives from Mission Hills Group and Spring Group, GLORY 57 Shenzhen’s respective hotel and airline & hospitality sponsors, were on hand for the occasion. Mr. Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Group, and Mr. Xiangzhou, General Manager of Spring Tour’s Theme Travel Department, addressed the audience, welcoming GLORY to Shenzhen.
Please find the video of the GLORY 57 Shenzhen press conference below:
Video Credit: GLORY Sports International
Tickets for GLORY 57 Shenzhen are not yet on sale, but fans that connect with GLORY on WeChat (GLORY荣耀格斗) can register right now for pre-sale access.
GLORY 57 Shenzhen – part of the promotion’s five-city Summer of GLORY 2018 campaign – takes place at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on Saturday, Aug. 25.
For more information about Summer of GLORY 2018, the five-city campaign featuring can’t-miss events in New York, Denver, Shenzhen (China), Chicago and Amsterdam, visit glorykickboxing.com/summerofglory2018.
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