GLORY 69: Grigorian Too Much for Beztati

Marat Grigorian successfully retained the GLORY lightweight championship in the main event of GLORY 69 at the Iss Dome in Dusseldorf, Germany, defeating Tyjani Beztati.

The fight looked like it would be even to start, as Grigorian pressed forward and cut off the ring from Beztati early on, but Beztati still seemed to land the better shots. But then, Grigorian began to take over, as he mixed things up and laid strikes in on the young challenger.

Grigorian continued his leg kick attack in the third, and an early barrage in the fourth round scored him a knockdown. While Beztati continued on, he had no answer for the champion’s attack in that frame. Beztati tried to fire back and did so in the final round, but it was far too little and too late.

Two judges gave the fight to Grigorian with scores of 50-44, two scored it 49-46 and the final judge scored it 48-46.

GLORY 69 Main Card (UFC Fight Pass, 3 p.m. ET):
GLORY lightweight championship: (c.) Marat Grigorian def. Tyjani Beztati via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 49-46, 49-46, 48-46)

Michael Smolik def. Mohamed Abdallah via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Luis Tavares def. Michael Duut via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Yousri Belgaroui def. Ulric Bokeme via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Dmitry Menshikov def. Yoann Kongolo via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) (Rd. 2, 2:59)

GLORY 69 SuperFight Series Card (UFC Fight Pass & YouTube, 1 p.m. ET):

Felipe Micheletti vs. Stephane Susperregui via extra-round unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
(Originally ruled a majority draw 29-27, 29-27, 28-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Antonio Plazibat def. Tomas Mozny via unanimous decision (29-25, 29-25, 29-25, 29-25, 29-25)

Christi Brereton def. Sarah Moussaddak via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Sergej Maslabojev def. Bzhram Rajabzadeh via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Arian Sadikovic def. Dani Traore via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

GLORY 69 Prelim Card (YouTube, 11 a.m. ET):

Vlad Tuinov def. Artur Saladiak via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Massaro Glunder def. Arbi Emiev via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

River Daz def. Antonio Campoy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jakob Styben def. Kevin van Heeckeren via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Jos Van Belzen def. Matthew Stevens via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29, 28-29, 29-28)

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