Chingiz Allazov Wins the ONE Championship Featherweight World Grand Prix With a Dominant Victory Over Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong

Published 03/26/2022, 6:08 AM EDT

Belarusian kickboxer Chingiz Allazov clinched a dominant victory over his opponent and Thai kickboxing counterpart Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong to become the new ONE Championship Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Champion.

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The 28-year-old took hold of the match from the beginning and set himself into a rhythm that Sitsongpeenong couldn’t break until the end and got his hand raised by the match referee after a unanimous decision from the judges.

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“Chingiz Allazov 🇦🇿🇧🇾 is your ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Champion! 🏆 @chingizallazov #ONEChampionship,” ONE Championship’s official Instagram account posted after the Belarusian’s win.

ONE Championship- ONE X highlights: Chingiz Allazov vs. Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong

The 3 round kickboxing title fight began with ‘Chinga’ turning up the heat on his opponent ‘Killer Kid.’ The Belarusian got so comfortable from the first round that he began to taunt Sitsongpeenong to hit him. However, that seemed to be a smart play from the 28-year-old, as every aggressive strike from Sitsongpeenong was met with a powerful counter.

The first round ended on grand terms for Allazov, but things were different for ‘Killer Kid’, who was being advised to strike faster by his corner.

The second round began with Allazov continuing his aggressive routine. Sitsongpeenong tried to get back into the fight and found success as he hit Allazov with some clean body shots, however, to no effect on the Belarusian.

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The 3rd and final round saw Sitsongpeenong in pressure as he realized his opponent’s prowess. Even his corner advised him to mix in some combinations. However, the boat had already sailed far and now Allazov had the winning formula- to take hits on his arms and reply with body shots.

After the 3rd round, judges came up with a one-sided scorecard and awarded the Belarusian a unanimous decision victory. ONE Championship CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong came into the cage to present Chingiz Allazov with his silver-colored ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix championship strap.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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