GLORY & KUNLUN champion

3. jun, 2019

DAVIT KIRIA next fight: 'KUNLUN FIGHT one night tournament' in Sept. (yet to be confirmed@) - Interview PART 4

**Can you please tell us about team Davit Kiria, where does the team train and how many ring fighters do u have?

DK: Team Davit Kiria is only in Georgia for now but in the future we will get bigger, we have more then 10 A class fighter and it’s good for now. My fighters fight at Enfusion, Kunlun, Tatneft & ACA (Akhmat/ACB)

**you were in China with your team at Kunlun and do you corner as well as coaching and training?

DK: Iago Gedenidze fought at Kunlun on the 16th of May.

Unfortunately for some reasons I cant go anymore but my coach Bachuki is there now, its important that we take him to Kunlun and now will see what will happend.

I don’t really do coaching because I train a lot myself and am busy for my self but ofcourse when they need help I’m always there for my team.

**Do you have any news for us, your next fight?

DK: Probably I will fight in September at Kunlun tournaments again for the belt, it will be the biggest tournament, an one night Kunlun championship.

**keep us posted, we keep following u, and succes with your career and Kolkheti Kickboxing events@

DK: Thank you very much and thank you for supporting us 🙏🙏


Best Regards

Davit Kiria

Interview by Shortcut Fight News, Alise Telimi

2. jun, 2019

DAVIT KIRIA & coach BACHUKI - KOLKHETI fighters grow to big organisations like TATNEFT & KUNLUN, PART 3

**You do this with ur coach Bachuki? Is Bachuki your coach and corner as well?

when is the next Kolkheti event? and what is your goal with these events?

How is the fightscene developing in Georgia? how many events, kickbox?

DK: Bachuki is my coach from when i was 9 years old. We do everything, we are one family, we win together we loose together.

DK: As I said our goal is to give a chance to the fighters from our region and occupy the new generation with our sport.

DK: To make a event in Georgia is not easy to manage here. Its difficult to find sponsors and full staff :)) but we do it with all our energy, we love the business we are doing.

DK: In Georgia fight sport is getting popular we have a view good fighters in mma and it makes more popular as in kickboxing, now we have 3 UFC fighters from Georgia and that’s good for population.

**How can we help each other to grow in these regions? Georgia and Armenia?

DK: We need to stand together promote together and to show as much as possible the to audience your support from social media mean a lot for kolkheti cup and than you for it.

DK: We are searching sponsors every day and night we bring our product to the business sector. The live stream is a good way to get the sponsors.

DK: So standing together, enthusiastic helps a lot.

**congrats on GIORGI KHUPENIA who def. ROMAN KALASHYAN from Ararat Fight Club (Armenia) on tko, it was a rematch.

DK: Thank you

***Congrats with OTAR GOGBERASHVILI who won on a massive k.o. a combo of knees. and is now Kolkheti champion, he def. Gevorg Grigoryan from Ararat Fight club, Armenia.

DK: Thank you, Armenia has a good team and good potential they are one of my team's biggest competition and I will put as much energy that i put in for my fighters for the Armenian fighters as well. I will bring them to the bigger organisations.

**Tanx for inviting our Armenian fighters to Kolkheti Kickboxing events.

DK: They are always welcome.

DK: Respect to everybody we will get bigger together.

Interview by Shortcut Fight News, Alise Telimi

2. jun, 2019

DAVIT KIRIA about his former trainer SEMMY SCHILT, now at TEAM HOLZKEN, his KOLKHETI events in Georgia, INTERVIEW part 2

**You trained with K-1 legend Semmy Schilt, do you still tain with him, why did u leave him? Where do u train now and who is your head coach and corner?

DK: Yes I train with the legends :)) I trained more then 7 years with Semmy but after his retirement there were no more fighters left to spar with, another reason is that Dave and Semmy are not working together anymore.

DK: Now I train with Nieky Holzken in team Holzken and I feel good there my coach is Bachuki Partsvania and Sjef Webber. I fight under team Kiria / Team Holzken.

**about Kolkheti Kickboxing in ur home country Georgia, is this your event, are you the promotor?, What is the meaning of Kolkheti?

DK: this weekend, on May 2nd was you 10 th event, it was live broadcasted on Youtube with English speaking commentator. Who was the commentator?

DK: Kolkheti cup is mine and my coach Bachuki’s event, we are the promoters (Kolkheti is the name of the region where we come from, it’s an old name) 2th of May we had the biggest event so far, the Kolkheti cup, it was very successful and give us more motivation to develop kickboxing in our country and region.

DK: At Kolkheti cup we bring fighters from Armenia, Turkey, Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus & Kazakhstan. In the future we plan to bring fighters from Europe.

DK: We tested the live streams on YouTube and Facebook for the first time we had good results.

DK: The English commentator was my friend and my cornerman Dimitri Baramia :)) it was okay for the first time.

DK: We will get bigger and bigger, step by step and we will give the opportunities to the fighters to give them a chance in kickboxing. Kolkheti cup system is like this... champion of this organization is going to the bigger organization like Tatneft, Kunlun Fight and more ... that’s extra motivation for them and big chance.

**When did u start you first Kolkheti event and what made u wanna do this?

DK: We started about 3 years a go. We want to populate kickboxing in our region and give many of sportsmen a chance to show them- selves to the world and also one big reason to bring the young generation in the sport, healthy life style and not only in my country in our region.

Shortcut Fight News, Alise Telimi

2. jun, 2019

2018 (64 men tournament) Kunlun and former Glory champion DAVIT KIRIA about Glory, Kunlun, One FC & Enfusion/K-1 and Marat Grigorian - INTERVIEW PART 1

**how are you?

Last year you became 2018 Kunlun Fight World Max Tournament Champion. (Marat Grigorian became Kunlun Fight World Max 2017 Tournament Champion) how does the Kunlun championship-system work?

DK: I’m well thnx, Kunlun has a new tournament with new title + belt each year, so i dont have to defend my 2018 Kunlun title belt.

**Each year a new champion like the old K-1 system?. So you would have to go into another tounament to become a champion for 2019?

DK: Yes right it’s like K-1, it starts with 64 fighters and ends with an 8 or 4 man tournament title fight.

**A chance you can face Marat Grigorian? You both have other big titles, you both have Glory & Kunlun title/belts, it would be interesting to see you face each other. Are you looking forward to fight him?

DK: Marat is a good fighter respect to him, it would be one more good challenge for me I like to fight top fighters, I know for sure the fans will enjoy this fight a lot. Im happy that Marat won the Glory title fight against Sithitchai, he deserves it.

**You have the biggest belts now, Glory and Kunlun, can we see u at K-1 or One Championship? Why did u leave Glory? can we see u back at Glory?

DK: Yes I won two big belts Glory and Kunlun, only me, Marat and Sittichai have these two belts and I feel happy with this, for me K-1 is still a big dream because it was my motivation in the old day's to fight in K-1 Max. I dreamed a lot about it but I couldn’t reach my goal because the K-1 got bankrupt.

DK: I prefer OneFC /One Championship too. These day's its all about good a good offer.

DK: My plan is to win one more belt (One FC, Enfusion, K-1 or Bellator) I also prefer Glory why not!

DK: The reason I left Glory was disagreement on the contract. I believe that I deserve more then I got offered that time and eventually I was right! But I still like Glory, where I made my name and I achieved my big dream. Good memories for me there.

Interview by Shortcut Fight News, Alise Telimi