The win dedicated to the Georgians who died during the 2008 conflict
08 August, 2018
Davit Kiria is a Georgian kickboxer. He fights in the lightweight division. He has previously won the Kyokushinkai Karate Kamakura European Championship and the Glory Lightweight Championship in Zagreb in 2009 and 2014 respectively. On the 5th August, he had another win over a Russian kickboxer Anatoliy Moiseev in the semi final round at the Kunlun Fight 2018 in China. The Kunlun Fight is a Chinese kickboxing promotion. It was launched in 2014 and is considered as one of the top
kickboxing promotions in the world. Events are broadcast in mainland China on Jiangsu Television.

As the winner of this semi final bout Kiria will now face the winner of the other semi final bout between Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai (Thailand) and Hysni Beqiri (Albania) to determine who will receive a future lightweight championship title shot.
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After the win, he held up the flag of Georgia. The Georgian fighter dedicated his win to Georgian heroes who died during the war in 2008. In August, 2008 Russia invaded Georgia - 850 people were killed and 192,000 were displaced from their homes. They still cannot return to their villages. What is more, Russia continues a creeping encroachment on Georgian territory.

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