Chingiz Allazov to defend featherweight title against Marat Grigorian at ONE Fight Night 13 on August 4
CHINGIZ ALLAZOV and Marat Grigorian will renew their rivalry in a long-overdue trilogy fight this summer.
The ferocious featherweight kickboxers are well accustomed to one another having fought twice outside of ONE.
ONE CHAMPIONSHIPChingiz Allazov will make the maiden defence of his ONE featherweight title on August 4[/caption]
ONE CHAMPIONSHIPThe Belarusian’s first opponent as ONE FW king will be against old rival Marat Grigorian[/caption]
And kickboxing fans across the globe will finally get what they want when the pair collide again this August.
SunSport understands the third instalment of Allazov and Grigorian’s rivalry will take place at ONE Fight Night 13 on August 4th.
The bout will mark Allazov’s maiden defence of the featherweight strap – which won in January with a sensational second-round knockout of Superbon Singha Mawynn.
Revenge will firmly be on the mind of Allazov when the pair finally meet under the ONE banner.
The first meeting of the beloved featherweights – which was under the Glory banner – ended in a no-contest due to an illegal elbow cutting Allazov.
Armenian assassin Grigorian, 31, came out of their rematch victorious courtesy of a unanimous decision victory.
So August’s showdown will provide Belarusian bruiser Allazov the opportunity finally level their series.
Allazov, 29, has been vocal about his eagerness to trade heavy leather with Grigorian in recent years.
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And he doubled down on that in January, saying: “I like to fight with [Marat] Grigorian.
“A lot of people are waiting for this fight.
“This is a good fight. I saw his fight with Superbon, so against Grigorian it will be the same.
“He’s not ready to fight with me. In my fight with Sitthichai, I had power over him.
ONE CHAMPIONSHIPChingiz Allazov will bid to retain his featherweight title and finally get one over Marat Grigorian[/caption]
ONE CHAMPIONSHIPAllazov claimed the featherweight throne last year with a brutal knockout of Superbon[/caption]
“I’m more clever than him but he doesn’t have a good game plan.
“He goes only forward and KO. For this weight, at this level, you can’t do this.”
Allazov and Grigorian were due to throw down a third time last January at ONE: Only the Brave.
But a positive Covid test for Grigorian scuppered the mouthwatering featherweight semi-final showdown.