Former world title challenger Marat Grigorian’s ONE Championship debut in December 2020 at ONE: Huge Bang towards Ivan Kondratev was all the time going to be dramatic. He overcame a significant scare within the opening spherical and scored a come-from-behind victory within the second.
This unbelievable Grigorian comeback was relived by ONE Championship on Instagram when the promotion printed some highlights from that match alongside the caption:
“Marat Grigorian’s ONE Championship debut towards Ivan Kondratev was a success 😳 How will he fare towards his previous rival Sitthichai on January 28 at ONE 165? 🥊 @maratgrigorian”
The previous three-time GLORY kickboxing world champion suffered a first-round knockdown from his Russian opponent. Grigorian was caught off guard by a robust counterpunch with Kondratev’s proper hand.
That punch dropped the Hemmers Fitness center consultant and brought on his knees to hit the canvas. It left him dazed, and Kondratev put him on the judges’ scorecards for the remainder of the spherical.
Nevertheless, it was a wake-up name for Grigorian as he grew to become calmer and extra aggressive within the second stanza. The Armenian began coming ahead and throwing extra punches and kicks. Furthermore, Kondratev appeared gassed due to the assault he launched within the earlier spherical.
With renewed vitality and a drained opponent in entrance of him, Grigorian focused Vityaz Combat Membership’s physique till he landed an ideal punch that instantly folded him.
Kondratev didn’t beat the referee’s depend and was unable to proceed, formally awarding Grigorian the victory.
Marat Grigorian takes on previous rival Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong for the sixth time on ONE 165
After that win towards Kondratev, Grigorian cut up his subsequent 4 fights into two wins and two losses in ONE Championship. He defeated Andy Souwer and Tayfun Ozcan, however was defeated by kickboxing kings Superbon Singha Mawynn and Chingiz Allazov.
In his subsequent match, he’ll struggle a really well-known opponent in Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong. They are going to cross paths for the sixth time in a catchweight kickboxing match on January 28 at ONE 165, happening on the Ariake Area in Tokyo, Japan.
Grigorian might be trying to enhance his head-to-head report towards the Thai star as he’s presently 1-4 behind of their rivalry. ONE 165 is accessible on pay-per-view at watch.onefc.com.