The black belt in karate Yoann Kongolo entered this fight with a kickboxing record of 61-7-0 (40 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.6 super middleweight in the world but he lost two out of his last three bouts, against Karim Ghajji in 2015 (=Ghajji vs Kongolo) and Nieky Holzken in 2016 (=Holzken vs Kongolo). Between these two fights he beat Karapet Karapetyan.
His opponent, Harut Grigorian, has a record of 51-9-0 (21 knockouts) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss when he faced Mohamed Diaby in 2013, since then he has won ten consecutive fights beating Maximo Suarez in his last one. Kongolo vs Grigorian is the semifinal of the Glory welterweight contender tournament; undercard of Robin van Roosmalen vs Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong 2 – Glory 31. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Glory 31: Amsterdam
Where: Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Division: catchweight (169.8 lbs, 77 kg)
Glory 31 fight card (main fights)
Robin van Roosmalen vs Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong 2
Murthel Groenhart vs Yoann Kongolo final
Ismael Londt vs Hesdy Gerges 2
Yoann Kongolo vs Harut Grigorian semifinal
Murthel Groenhart vs Karim Benmansour semifinal
Zack Mwekassa vs Mourad Bouzidi
Saenchai vs Eddy Nait Slimani
Kongolo’s previous fight: Nieky Holzken vs Yoann Kongolo
(Alternative free embeddable video hosted on Youtube)