kiria-profile.png

DAVIT KIRIA

GEORGIA

GLORY
RECORD

  • 5
    WIN
  • 4
    LOSS
  • 0
    DRAW

WINNING STREAK

FIGHTER INFORMATION

  • WEIGHTCLASS: LIGHTWEIGHT
  • HEIGHT: 170 CM / 5"7
  • WEIGHT: 70.00 KG / 154 LBS
  • STANCE: ORTHODOX

RANKING

  • CURRENT RANKING : 2
  • HIGHEST RANKING : 0
2

GLORY STATISTICS BY CompuStrike

Total Strikes Landed / Thrown
Total Punches Landed / Thrown
Total Kicks Landed / Thrown
Total Knees Landed / Thrown
Knockdowns Landed
Total Fight Time
Average Fight Time
511 / 1855 (28%)
380 / 1575 (24%)
131 / 280 (47%)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

OVERALL RECORD : 22 - 10 - 0

  • 32%
    KO RATIO
  • 7
    (T)KO
  • 15
    DECISION

TITLES

GLORY LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION 

Semi finalist Glory Tournament

2009 Kyokushinki European Champion

MFN Champion


FIGHTER VIDEOS

FIGHTER BIO

BIO DAVIT KIRIA

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."

DAVIT KIRIA RECORD

RESULT OPPONENT EVENT METHOD
loss Robin Van Roosmalen GLORY 18 / Oklahoma
November 07 2014
Decision
win Andy Ristie GLORY 14 / Zagreb
March 08 2014
KO
loss Robin Van Roosmalen GLORY 12 / New York
November 23 2013
Decision
win Murthel Groenhart GLORY 10 / LOS ANGELES
September 28 2013
Decision
win Yuri Bessmertny GLORY 7 / Milan
April 20 2013
Decision
loss Giorgio Petrosyan GLORY 3 / Rome
November 03 2012
Decision
win Shemsi Beqiri GLORY 3 / Rome
November 03 2012
Decision
win Kem Sitsongpeenong GLORY 1 / Stockholm
May 26 2012
Decision
loss Nieky Holzken Moscow 2 / Dynamo Sport Palace (Krylatskoye)
March 23 2012
Decision
ADVERTISEMENT
WEIGHTCLASS CONTENDERS