Video: Davit Kiria vs. Murthel Groenhart from GLORY 10

In our build-up to GLORY 14 next month, we go back to GLORY 10 in September last year, where Davit Kiria scooped a Unanimous Decision victory over Murthel Groenhart.

In the first round, Groenhart used his jabs early but Kiria was proving to be the more effective striker as the round progressed, as he connected with a left high kick and overhand right among others. He was pushing the pace with some combinations too, and managed to end the round with a sweet spinning back kick.

They started trading punches early in the second stanza, though it was Groenhart who struck hard first with a right hook to the liver. Kiria, though, backed him up. Kiria continued to apply pressure by going for the jumping spinning back kick again, and peppering Groenhart with some strikes. In the last few seconds or so, Kiria landed another jumping kick, putting a stamp on the scorecards.

Kiria was easily up two rounds by now and there needed to be a sense of urgency on Groenhart’s part. He started unloading in the opening stages but Kiria once again backed him up. Kiria’s combinations and speed effectively won him the fight in the end.

The 26-year-old Georgian faces Andy Ristie next at GLORY 14, for the promotion’s Lightweight title.

GLORY 14 takes place March 8th at the Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia. The event will be carried on Spike TV once again, as with previous GLORY installments.

Check out the full fight video between Davit Kiria and Murthel Groenhart below:

Photo credit: GLORY

Click here to check out the current line-up for GLORY 14.

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Author:Thinesh John

20, Asian MMA nerd in Singapore.

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