Glory 14: Lightweight World Championship Match: Davit Kiria vs. Andy Ristie

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Andy Ristie and Davit Kiria face off for the Lightweight World Championship. Both fighters dig deep and go late into the 5th round but one fighter refuses to leave it to the judges.

>> INTRODUCING FIRST, FIGHTING

OUT OF THE BLACK CORNER, HE WAS

A 2009 CHAMPION WITH A BLACK

BELT IN KARATE.

HE'S PROFESSIONAL RECORD, 21

WINS AND 9 LOSSES.

STANDING 5'7", 1.70 METERS

WEIGHS IN AT AN EVEN 153 POUNDS,

69.6 KILOS, FIGHTING TONIGHT OUT

OF GEORGIA, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, INTRODUCING DAVIT

KIRIA!

NOW IS HIS OPPONENT FIGHTING OUT

OF THE WHITE CORNER.

THE REIGNING GLORY LIGHTWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, HIS RECORD,

41 WINS WITH THREE LOSSES, ONE

DRAW.

UNDEFEATED IN SIX PRIOR GLORY

APPEARANCES.

STANDING 5'11", 1.80 METERS,

WEIGHED IN AT 153 POUNDS, 69.6

KILOS, HE FIGHTS TONIGHT OUT OF

SYRANAM, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

HERE'S ANDY THE MACHINE RISTIE!

YOUR REFEREE FOR THIS CONTEST IS

AL WICKERS.

>> THE GLORY WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT

CHAMPIONSHIP IS ON THE LINE.

AND FOR THIS TITLE FIGHT, WE

WILL HAVE FIVE THREE-MINUTE

ROUNDS, WHICH IS UNIQUE THIS

YEAR IN THE GLORY WORLD SERIES.

ANDY RISTIE IN THE GREEN SHORTS.

DAVIT KIRIA IN THE BLACK.

AL WICKERS IS READY TO GO.

NOW WE'RE UNDERWAY.

ANDY THE MACHINE RISTIE, WHAT AN

INCREDIBLE YEARS HE'S HAD IN

2013.

>> I LOVE IT.

THIS IS A TITLE FIGHT.

>> COMING OUT FIRING RIGHT AWAY.

RISTIE WON THE LIGHTWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT.

KNOCKING OFF PETROSIAN.

INCREDIBLE WAY AND IMPROBABLE

2013.

THE 6-0 GLORY LOOKING TO PROVE

THAT LAST YEAR HE WASN'T A FLUKE

AND HE DESERVES THIS TITLE.

>> RISTIE HAS A UNIQUE STYLE.

HE'S A MIX OF THE FAMOUS HAMED

FROM THE 90s AND BOXING AND AS

WELL DANNY PACQUIAO.

HE HAS AN AWKWARD STYLE THAT A

LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A HARD TIME

TIMING.

>> THAT IS VERY UNORTHODOX.

GETS THE SHOT THROUGH THERE.

>> AND BIG SHOT THERE FROM

RISTIE GETS THROUGH.

UNDER TWO MINUTES TO GO IN ROUND

NUMBER 1.

VERY ATHLETIC IS IYS -- ANDY

RISTIE.

USES HIS HEIGHT AND RANGE.

>> AND HE HAS A VERY GOOD

EXPLOSIVE STEP.

THE FIRST MOVE IS WHERE HE GETS

THE EXPLOSION.

WE'RE SEEING A DIFFERENT

DYNAMIC.

HE USUALLY STARTS RIGHTY.

THIS TIME HE STARTED LEFTY.

>> AND KIRIA JUST MISSED WITH A

STRONG RIGHT HOOK.

RISTIE COUNTERS.

>> HE'S TRYING TO GO FOR BROKE.

>> AND GOES FOR THE UPPER CUTS

WITH HIS KNEE.

>> I THINK KIRIA'S BIGGEST

ADVANTAGE IS DURABILITY.

AS THE FIGHT GOES ON, YOU'LL SEE

THE TOUGHNESS COME IN.

>> WE'RE SCHEDULED FOR FIVE

THREE-MINUTE ROUNDS.

>> AL WICKERS BREAKS THEM UP.

ANDY RISTIE.

GOT A RIGHT THAT LANDED TO THE

JAW OF KIRIA.

FOLLOWS UP WITH A BODY KICK THAT

MIGHT HAVE BEEN LOW.

>> THAT'S ONE TOUGH DUDE.

HE JUST SCOOPED IT UP, DIRTY

FEET AND ALL.

PUT HIS MOUTH GUARD BACK IN.

LET'S DO THIS.

>> VACANT WORLD LIGHT WEIGHT

CHAMPIONSHIP.

SPINNING KICK, JUST MISSED.

>> HIS ROLLING THUNDER KICK.

IT COMES FROM KARATE WHERE THEY

ROLL FORWARD AND HALF CART

WHEEL.

TRY TO KNOCK YOU DOWN.

>> IT LOOKED GOOD.

HE JUST DIDN'T LAND.

AND KIRIA COMES INTO THIS FIGHT

WITH A 21-9 RECORD.

SIX KOs OUT OF THE 21 WINS FOR A

30% KO RATIO.

WE CHECK OUT THE TOTAL STRIKES.

21 THROWN BY RISTIE TO 11 BY

KIRIA.

>> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT

THAT SPINNING KICK THAT KIRIA

THREW AGAINST -- CALLED THE

ROLLING THUNDER.

HE DODGED OVER AND TRIED TO WHIP

IT AROUND.

IF THAT THING LANDS, GOOD NIGHT

IRENE.

>> WOW.

JUST MISSES.

YOU'RE RIGHT, DUKE.

IF THAT LANDS, IT COULD BE OVER.

>> ROUND NUMBER 2 SCHEDULED FOR

FIVE WITH THE GLORY WORLD

LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ON THE LINE.

ANDY RISTIE IN THE GREEN AND

DAVIT KIRIA IN THE BLACK.

LEFT HOOK GETS THROUGH FROM

RISTIE.

FIGHTERS ENGAGING AND PICKING UP

THE PACE IN THE SECOND ROUND.

BODY SHOT FROM RISTIE.

AND THE KNEE FLOORED KIRIA.

>> DID YOU SEE ANDY MARCHING?

HE'S SETTING UP THE KNEES.

>> WE'RE BACK IN IT.

DAVIT KIRIA, CAN HE SHAKE IT

OFF?

RISTIE ATTACKING NOW.

ANOTHER KNEE.

HE SMELLS BLOOD.

THREE KNOCKDOWNS IN A ROUND.

FLYING KNEE FROM RISTIE.

KIRIA COMES BACK.

>> VERY TOUGH FIGHTER.

AGAIN, THE KARATE BACKGROUND.

HE'S USED TO TAKING BARE

KNUCKLES AND BARE KNEES.

HE'S SETTING UP THE KNEE AS HE

MARCHES.

HE WILL TURN THE BODY TO GET THE

KNEE IN THERE.

TOUCH, TOUCH, TOUCH AND KNEE.

>> KIRIA HAS A VERY AGGRESSIVE

STYLE.

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.

BODY SHOT FROM RISTIE.

RISTIE GOING TO WORK.

NICE BLOCK FROM KIRIA.

>> CAN'T WAIT FOR GUYS LIKE

RISTIE.

THEY'LL COUNTER.

>> RISTIE WITH A 41-1-3 RECORD.

THE COMBINATION.

>> HAVE A REALLY GOOD FRONT KICK

UP THE MIDDLE, TOO.

SPLIT THE GUARD WITH THAT.

REALLY GOOD --

>> UNDER A MINUTE TO GO IN ROUND

NUMBER 2.

>> STARTING TO FAKE WITH THE

KNEES.

HE'S WORRIED ABOUT THE KNEES.

BITES WITH THE KNEE AND HITS HIM

WITH SOMETHING ELSE.

>> BOTH OF THESE FIGHTERS ARE

USED TO FIGHTING THREE

THREE-MINUTE ROUNDS.

YOU HAVE TO PACE YOURSELF, TOO.

ALTHOUGH RISTIE, SEEMS LIKE HE'S

JUST GOT ONE SPEED.

THAT'S FAST FORWARD.

>> THAT WAS AN EXPLOSIVE LIVER

SHOT THERE.

ALWAYS GOING FOR THE KNOCKOUT.

HERE'S THE KNEES AGAIN.

>> LOOKING FOR HIS CHANGE.

KIRIA GETS THE SHOT THROUGH.

KIRIA HAS HAD SOME SUCCESS WITH

THE STRAIGHT UPPERCUT BY RISTIE.

FOLLOWED BY THE KNEE.

AND KIRIA ESCAPES.

>> GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE

KNOCKDOWN HERE.

AGAIN, HE WAS SETTING IT UP.

SEE HOW HE TURNED THE KNEE INTO

IT?

HE HAD TO TURN IN AND CREATE A

COLLISION.

HE TOUCHES WITH THE HAND.

MOVES THE HEAD WITH HIS HAND

INTO THE KNEE.

>> LOOK AT THAT.

RIGHT HAND.

HE PULLS THE HEAD IN WITH THE

RIGHT KNEE.

AGAIN.

ANOTHER LOOK AT IT.

HE CUFFS HIS FINGERS.

BANG.

HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT, MAN?

>> HOW DID HE NOT BREAK HIS

NOSE?

RISTIE KNOWN FOR HIS DEVASTATING

KNEES.

THERE'S A PRIME EXAMPLE OF IT.

HE FINISHES UP WITH THE BODY

SHOTS TO CREATE THE DISTANCE AND

MOVES IN WITH BRUTAL KNEES.

>> DAVIT KIRIA HANGS ON.

RISTIE AND KIRIA.

FOR THE GLORY LIGHT WEIGHT

TITLE.

ALL RISTIE IN THIS ONE SO FAR.

CONTINUES THE COMBINATION.

UPPERCUT GETS THROUGH.

ANOTHER HOOK.

>> RISTIE IS DOING A GOOD JOB.

PROBING WITH STRIKES AND THEN HE

EXPLODES.

HE'S KEEPING HIM BUSY LIKE THAT.

AND THAT'S HOW HE'S GOING TO

KEEP A COUNTER FIGHTER OFF YOU.

THROWING STRIKING COMBINATIONS

AND FOLLOWS UP WITH THE KNEE.

>> IT'S ALL RISTIE.

HE'S JUST BOMBING.

>> ONLY SIX KNOCKOUTS OUT OF 21

WINS.

HE'S GOT A SHOT IN TO THE HEAD

OF RISTIE.

>> I THINK HE HEARD YOU.

TWO BIG PALMS THERE.

THREE.

>> UNDER TWO MINUTES TO GO IN

ROUND 3.

BODY SHOT FROM RISTIE.

>> RISTIE DOES A GOOD THING.

BODY SHOTS AND CONTROLS THE HEAD

WELL.

THAT SETS UP THE KNEE.

>> AND HIS STRAIGHTS ARE

STARTING TO LAND, TOO.

RISTIE EXTREMELY ATHLETIC.

KNEES AND STRIKES.

THROWS A LITTLE BIT OF

EVERYTHING.

AGAIN, COMING OFF TWO KNOCKOUT

WINS OVER NUMBER ONE RANKED

POUND FOR POUND KING GEORGIO

PEDROSIAN.

>> NICE FRONT KICK.

YOU CAN SEE KIRIA'S RIGHT EYE IS

STARTING TO WELL.

IT'S GIVING HIM TROUBLE.

I LIKE WHAT KIRIA IS DOING.

HE'S WAVING THE RIGHT HAND.

BEFORE, IT WAS THE HOOK.

I THINK HE'S GOING TO FIND RIGHT

HAND BETTER.

>> THE CLINCH.

OH, KIRIA JUST MISSES WITH THE

HIGH PUSH KICK.

GETTING CLOSE.

JUST KIND LAND THAT SPECTACULAR

SHOT.

AGAIN, THE HIGH PUSH KICK.

JUST MISSED.

OH!

THE SPINNING BACK KICK.

DAVIT KIRIA.

IT LOOKS GOOD.

DIDN'T DO MUCH DAMAGE.

AS WE WRAP UP ROUND NUMBER 3,

WE'RE READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP

ROUNDS HERE FOR THE GLORY

LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE.

ANDY RISTIE AND DAVIT KIRIA,

ROUND NUMBER 4 SCHEDULED FOR

FIVE.

DESPITE HIGHLIGHT REEL MISSES

FROM KIRIA, IT'S BEEN ALL ANDY

RISTIE SO FAR.

SEE IF KIRIA CAN MOUNT A

COMEBACK HERE.

AND HE GETS A KICK THAT KNOCKS

RISTIE BACK.

KIRIA WITH THE PUSH KICK.

COULD BE FINDING HIS RANGE.

>> THE KICKS TAKE LOT OF ENERGY.

AND RISTIE GETS A SHOT THROUGH

TO THE FACE OF KIRIA.

>> HERE'S THE TOTAL STRIKE.

DEFINITE ADVANTAGE FOR RISTIE.

LANDED 39%.

>> AND AGAIN, THE SPINNING HIGH

KICK FROM KIRIA DOESN'T DO MUCH

DAMAGE.

>> AGAIN, GETTING BACK TO THE

STATS.

THE STATS DON'T TELL THE STORY.

KIRIA'S EYES TELL THE STORY.

RIGHT, RON?

>> EXACTLY RIGHT.

KIRIA LANDED A COUNTER SHOT TO

THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF RISTIE.

RISTIE CONTINUES TO PUSH

FORWARD.

RISTIE IS SLOWING IT DOWN IN

ROUND NUMBER 4.

>> HE HAS TO BE CAREFUL.

HE HAD HIS FEET TOGETHER FOR A

MOMENT.

IF HE DOES THAT, HE WILL GET

ROBBED.

>> THE RIGHT EYE OF KIRIA

DEFINITELY BEGINNING TO SWELL.

YOU CAN SEE RISTIE LOOKS LIKE

HE'S TARGETING IT WITH HIS KNEES

AND HIS STRIKE.

UNDER A MINUTE TO GO IN ROUND

NUMBER 4.

>> THERE'S THE PUNCH THAT WON

THE FIGHT IN NEW YORK.

THE SNEAKY UNDERCUT HOOK.

ONE TOUGH DUDE THERE.

KARATE MAKES TOUGH GUYS.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

ANDY RISTIE KNOCKING OFF NUMBER

1 RANKED KING PEDROSIAN IN

NEW YORK.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED

BY WHAT HI ACCOMPLISHED THERE.

ANDY RISTIE WAS NOT ONE OF THEM.

MANY THOUGHT IT WAS THE BIGGEST

UPSET IN KICKBOXING HISTORY.

>> I HAVE TO TELL YOU, GLORY

WAS -- 2013 WAS AN INCREDIBLE

YEAR OF UPSETS.

2014 WILL BE BIGGER.

>> HERE HE DOWN ON THE MAT.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR ROUND

NUMBER 4 BETWEEN DAVIT KIRIA AND

ANDY RISTIE.

>> AGAIN, COMES OFF THE KICK.

DRIVES.

PUSHING THE HEADBOARD.

THAT'S WHAT MAKES THAT PUNCH

HARD.

>> OUR GLORY GIRLS ARE READY FOR

THE FINAL ROUND OF ANDY RISTIE

AND DAVIT KIRIA.

KIRIA WANTS TO BRING HOME THE

TITLE.

HE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING IN

SPECTACULAR FASHION.

OUR FIGHTERS COME OUT FIRING

HERE IN ROUND NUMBER 5.

>> I TELL YOU, KIRIA, HE WANTS

THIS FIGHT, HE HAS TO GO FOR IT.

RISTIE HAS TO BE CAREFUL.

HE HAS SOME INTERESTING

DECISIONS.

HE'S GOT TO BE CAREFUL TO NOT

JUST RIDE OUT ON THE KNOCKDOWN.

HE HAS TO FINISH THE FIGHT.

>> AT THIS POINT, HOW DO YOU

SCORE THE FIGHT, DUKE?

>> RIGHT NOW, I GIVE THREE

ROUNDS TO ONE WITH A KNOCKDOWN.

I CAN SEE IT GOING 2-2.

WITH THE KNOCKDOWN, THAT'S AN

EXTRA POINT.

>> ANDY RISTIE.

>> YES.

>> APPROACHING TWO MINUTES IN

THE FINAL ROUND.

>> RISTIE HAS TO TAKE IT DOWN.

HE NEEDS TO PICK UP WHERE HE

LEFT OFF EARLIER.

NOW PUTTING ON A STRIKING

CLINIC.

>> AND KIRIA IS THROWING HARD

SHOTS.

HE NEEDS TO GO FOR BROKE.

SWING TILL THE BELL RINGS.

HE NEEDS TO BE ROCKY IN ROCKY 1.

15th ROUND.

GO FOR IT.

>> THE STRIKES ARE ALL ANDY

RISTIE.

33% LANDED.

HERE HE IS 16.

>> THE PACE HAS SLOWED IN THE

FIFTH AND FINAL ROUND.

>> I TELL YOU -- AND KIRIA LANDS

A COUPLE BIG SHOTS.

AND ANDY RISTIE IS IN TROUBLE.

AL WICKERS STEPS IN.

HE WILL GIVE ANDY RISTIE THE

STANDING EIGHT COUNT.

>> THE REASON THAT WAS CALLED A

KNOCKDOWN -- IF HE WOULD HAVE

FELL DOWN WITH THE --

>> AND KIRIA IS GOING FOR THE

HAIL MARY.

UNDER A MINUTE TO GO.

THE GLORY LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ON

THE LINE.

AND DOWN GOES RISTIE.

SECOND KNOCKDOWN IN THE ROUND.

THREE KNOCKDOWNS IN THE FIGHT,

IN THE ROUND.

FOUR IN A BOUT.

AL WICKERS LETS THE FIGHT GO.

AND KIRIA WITH BLOOD.

30 SECONDS TO GO.

CAN ANDY RISTIE HOLD ON?

AND HE'S DOWN.

ANDY RISTIE GOES DOWN.

DAVIT KIRIA IS YOUR GLORY

LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION!

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

INCREDIBLE!

THROUGH THE HAIL MARY, DAVIT

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE

AN OFFICIAL TIME OF 2:22 OF THE

FIFTH AND FINAL ROUND.

THIS ONE RULED A KNOCKOUT.

FOR YOUR WINNER AND NOW GLORY

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

DAVIT KIRIA!

>> WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME TO

THE RING, MILAN MADRICH WHO

HEADS THE BELT OVER TO THE GLORY

CHAIRMAN, PIERRE ANDERAN.

>> ALL RIGHT.

I'M HERE WITH DAVIT KIRIA, THE

NEW GLORY WORLD LIGHT WEIGHT

CHAMPION.

DAVIT, HOW DOES THAT SOUND?

>> I'M HAPPY.

>> HAPPY?

>> I'M HAPPY.

>> DAVIT, IT WAS A TOUGH FIGHT.

WAS THERE A MOMENT THAT YOU

THOUGHT IT WOULD SLIP AWAY, THAT

THE FIGHT WAS GETTING AWARE WITH

YOU ESPECIALLY THE KNOCKDOWN

FROM THE KNEE?

>> THANK YOU ESPECIALLY FOR THE

BEST FIGHT.

RISTIE WAS MY OPPONENT BUT I

RESPECT HIM.

AS PERSON, AS CHAMPION.

THANK YOU.

>> DAVIT, ARE YOU MORE

INTERESTED IN FIGHTING THE NEXT

CONTENDER OR DO YOU WANT TO GIVE

HIM A REMATCH?

>> WE'LL SEE.

I DON'T THINK ABOUT THAT.

I'M SORRY.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU VERY

MUCH ESPECIALLY FOR MY GEORGIAN

TRAINER.

HE'S LIKE MY FATHER.

THANK YOU, DAVE, SAM.

>> CONGRATULATIONS, DAVIT.

YOU'RE THE NIGHT LIGHT WEIGHT

CHAMPION.

DAVIT KIRIA, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN!

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