Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong Shuts Out Davit Kiria With a Dominant Performance at ONE: ONLY THE BRAVE

Published 01/28/2022, 10:26 AM EST

Kickboxing fans around the world were looking forward to ONE: ONLY THE BRAVE. The two fights headlining the event were part of the Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix. The main event featured two rivals in Davit Kiria and Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong.

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It was a trilogy fight between two kickboxing legends. Both fighters met in 2015 and 2016 respectively, with ‘Killer Kid’ coming out on top on both occasions. The previous two meetings, just like this one, were in the semi-finals of a tournament. Both men were looking to put in their best performance to get to the final.

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Sitsongpeenong was the favorite coming into the fight, having gotten the better of his opponent before.

Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong dismantled Davit Kiria

Many were expecting the fight between the two rivals to be close. However, it turned out to be the complete opposite. ‘Killer Kid’ from the very start of the fight started landing his combinations.

He was mixing his attacks well and didn’t let Kiria settle down. The Georgian fighter could not find his range and stand right in front of his opponent. Sitsongpeenong took advantage and pieced up Kiria and showed his striking superiority.

The fight wasn’t close at all. The Thai kickboxer knocked down his opponent twice and cruised to victory. He ended up winning the fight via a unanimous decision. With the win, he has reached the Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix final.

What’s next for Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong?

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‘Killer Kid’ has fought over 150 times in his career and he still keeps proving to the world that he’s one of the best. After the kind of performance he put up against Kiria, there will be very few doubters. Now, he will take on the winner of the other semi-final, Chingiz Allazov.

Allazov put on an impressive performance as well. He knocked out his opponent, Jo Nattawut, in the very first round. It will be a fight the world will have its eyes on. Both men are at the top of their game and are sure to put on a show for the fans.

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Were you excited to watch ONE: ONLY THE BRAVE? Do share with us your favorite fight from this exciting event in the comments section down below.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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