Davit  Kiria
Current Rank
-
Height
170 CM / 5'6"
Nationality
Georgia
Weightclass
Lightweight
Weight
70 KG / 154 LBS
Social Media

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 5-5-0 (1 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 9:45 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 5:2 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 7.04 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 9.67 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential -2.63 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 32.47% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Loss Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong Glory 28: Paris
Mar 12 2016
Decision - Unanimous
Loss Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong Glory 22: Lille
Jun 05 2015
KO Icon fighter video play
Loss Robin Van Roosmalen Glory 18: Oklahoma - Return to Glory
Nov 07 2014
Decision - Majority Icon fighter video play
Win Andy Ristie Glory 14: Zagreb
Mar 08 2014
KO
Loss Robin Van Roosmalen Glory 12: New York
Nov 23 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Murthel Groenhart Glory 10: Los Angeles
Sep 28 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Yuri Bessmertny Glory 7: Milan
Apr 20 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Shemsi Beqiri Glory 3: Rome
Nov 03 2012
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Giorgio Petrosyan Glory 3: Rome
Nov 03 2012
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Kem Sitsongpeenong Glory 1: Stockholm
May 26 2012
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play

Fighter Bio

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Davit
Kiria
5-5-0 (1 KO) Georgia

GLORY LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION 

Semi finalist Glory Tournament

2009 Kyokushinki European Champion

MFN Champion

Davit Kiria originally hails from Georgia and often sports a thick beard which gives him something of a Spartan appearance.

He likes to fight at a high pace and can be very aggressive, freely entering into brawls when the opponent tries to take the fight in that direction. Currently he is based in Holland and trains under Semmy Schilt and Schilt’s own coach Dave Jonkers.

Like Schilt, Kiria is an Ashihara Karate stylist and holds a black belt in the discipline. His karate background and training gives him a unique sense of timing and distance which can be tricky for opponents to deal with, especially if they have not encountered a karate fighter before.

Kiria was something of a dark horse when he entered the GLORY Lightweight Grand Prix in 2012 but by the time it was over he emerged as the tournament’s breakout fighter. Fans loved his all-out aggression and his use of rarely-seen karate techniques such as the rolling heel-kick.

Karate is very important to Kiria.

"Two times a week we train in the gi, traditional karate. I will never stop this, I am a karate fighter for life," says Kiria. "Its similar to kickboxing except that we don’t wear gloves and so we are hitting below the neck, but very hard.

“You have to be tough for this style. Its similar to Kyokushin. Ashihara is a hard style. You take some hard hits but it makes you tough. Its important to me to show that Ashihara is a good fighting style and that it can be used with success in the ring."