Turned professional at 18: In Belgium and the Netherlands, kickboxers follow an established route of debuting as N-Class (Novice) and then progressing to C-Class, B-Class and finally A-Class, which is where they turn pro.
But by fighting under Muay Thai rules, Harut was able to circumvent that system and turn professional at 18. Nine wins later, at the age of 20, he was the Benelux Muay Thai champion at lightweight (70kg / 155 lbs)
No relation to: lightweight contender Marat Grigorian: their surname is common in Armenia. They have trained together for over a decade and are good friends and brothers-in-arms but no more than that.
Biggest Win: At GLORY 42 PARIS he was on the receiving end of the most controversial knockout in kickboxing history.
Having been stunned by a knee to the head from Murthel Groenhart he turned and started walking back to his corner, only for Groenhart to send a looping hook from behind and knock him out.
Chaotic scenes followed as friends of Grigorian’s in the crowd – wrongly believing their man to have been fouled – stormed the ring to exact vengeance on Groenhart.
The two were back in the ring eight months later at GLORY 50 CHICAGO, this time with Groenhart defending the welterweight title. Grigorian exacted revenge in fine style as he swarmed ‘The Predator’ and scored a stoppage win at 2:07 of the very first round, taking the welterweight title.