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Azerbaijan’s Chingiz Allazov wins ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix in Singapore

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Chingiz Allazov, 28, of Azerbaijan and Belarus is the winner of the inaugural kickboxing featherweight grand prix of ONE Championship. He won the tournament in Singapore where the martial arts organization is based.

Born in Jandar, Gardabani, Georgia, Allazov is of Azerbaijani descent. In 1994, he and his family moved to Minsk, Belarus.

Chingiz Allazov (©ONE Championship)
Chingiz Allazov (©ONE Championship)

In the 2021 ONE Kickboxing Featherweight Grand Prix quarterfinals, Allazov fought Samy Sana, 33, of France and Algeria at “ONE: First Strike” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on October 15, 2021. The Azerbaijani-Belarusian kickboxer knocked out his Algerian-French opponent.

In the semi-finals, Allazov was supposed to fight Marat Grigorian, 30, of Armenia and Belgium at “ONE: Only the Brave” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on January 28, 2022. However, the Armenian-Belgian kickboxer tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) so he was replaced by Jo Nattawut, 32, of Thailand who ended up being knocked out by Allazov.

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The grand finals was one of the matches at “ONE: X” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on March 26, 2022. The grand finalists were Allazov and Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, 30, of Thailand.

After five three-minute rounds, referee Elias Dolaptsis raised the hand of Allazov, who was declared the 2021 ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Champion. The Azerbaijian-Belarusian champion defeated his Thai opponent via unanimous decision.

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“ONE: X” marked Allazov’s fourth fight in ONE Championship. He signed with the organization in January 2021.

As a kickboxer, Allazov has been competing professionally since 2010. On January 25, 2014, he lost via unanimous decision to Sittichai at “Thai Boxe Mania” in Turin, Italy.

On April 7, 2021, Allazov made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE on TNT” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. He lost via split decision to Enriko Kehl, 30, of Germany.

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