Marat Grigorian (62-11-1) is still the GLORY lightweight champion following his UD (50-44, 50-44, 49-45, 49-45, 48-46) win over Tyjani Beztati (19-4) at GLORY 69 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The pair squared off in a spectacular main event with Grigorian making his first belt defense of his second lightweight reign. The Armenian-Belgian kickboxer put the pressure right from the get-go and managed to land the better blows in the opening round.
Beztatti, 21, was trying to become a lightweight king for a second time, as many thought he’d have learned his lesson, but that wasn’t the case. Beztati couldn’t find his distance, as every time he moved forward the champion was marking him with nice combinations. Everything was all set and done at the end of the third round when Grigorian knocked down his opponent who couldn’t get his defense right.
GLORY 69 results
Marat Grigorian def. Tyjani Beztati via UD, lightweight
Michael Smolik def. Mohamed Abdallah via SD, heavyweight
Luis Tavares def. Michael Duut via UD, light heavyweight
Yousri Belgaroui def. Ulrik Bokeme via UD, middleweight
Dmitry Menshikov def. Yoann Kongolo via TKO, welterweight
Christi Brereton def. Sarah Moussaddak via SD, super bantamweight
Antonio Plazibat def. Tomas Mozny via UD, heavyweight
Arian Sadikovic def. Dani Traoré via UD, welterweight
Felipe Micheletti def. Stéphane Susperregui via Extra Round Decision, light heavyweight
Sergej Maslobojev def. Bahram Rajabzadeh via UD, light heavyweight