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Charalampos Grigoriou

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Charalampos Grigoriou
Charalampos Grigoriou
Charalampos is a MMA Fighter
BornCharalampos Grigoriou
(1992-03-31) March 31, 1992 (age 29) Paphos, Cyprus
Height5'7" (170.18 cm)[1]
Weight135.6 lb (61.5 kg)[1]
Fighting out ofLong Island, New York
TeamLAW MMA[2]
RankKarate Black belt (martial arts)

Blue belt (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) World Kickboxing Network National Championship

National MMA Championship
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By decision2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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Charalampos Grigoriou (Greek: Χαράλαμπος Γρηγορίου; born March 31, 1992) is a Cypriot mixed martial artist currently competing in the Cage Fury Fighting Championships in the Bantamweight division. The last win was in November 2019.


Grigoriou was born and raised in Paphos, Cyprus. From the very beginning of his life, he was keen on sports and more specifically on soccer. At this period of his life, Grigoriou inclined to get involved in scuffles on the playing field, which made him realize his passion about martial arts. Grigoriou was introduced to karate at the age of 7, in 1999, which led him to many competitions and honorable distinctions in his home country, as well as Europe. He became a Cyprus karate champion at the age of 10.[3] He won the champion's title in the Panhellenic karate championship twice, in 2004 and 2005 which took place in Athens, Greece. In 2007, he was one of the athletes who represented Cyprus and competed in the Black belt (martial arts) division at the European Karate Championships in Poland.[3] Grigoriou and his team attained an astonishing 5th place finish for Cyprus out of the 20 other European countries in the championship. After graduating high school and during his military service, Grigoriou advanced his fighting training by taking kickboxing and Mixed martial arts (MMA) classes. In the very beginning, he competed in the amateur division in which he successfully won 3 of his opponents. Two years later, because of his great passion for kickboxing and martial arts, he found himself competing in the professional division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early Career[edit]

Grigoriou began his professional career as an athlete of the Muay Thai and Kickboxing in 63kg division in 2012. The first official fight was held in Paphos and more specifically in the event Castle Gladiator. He achieved a clear victory by a Homophonous decision of the referees. Grigoriou had a lot of fights and victories, this gave him the chance to compete in the Organization World Kickboxing Network for the National Championship belt as one of the best Kickboxing athletes in Cyprus. He achieved a clear victory after an one round match and he emerged as the champion of Cyprus. After a successful career in Cyprus, he decided to take the next step in his career by moving in the United States. Over there, Grigoriou took part in some of the biggest kickboxing events. He had his first chance to introduce himself in the USA when he fought The Battle of the Millennium which took place in Brooklyn. It is worth mentioning that the athlete was informed about the details of the match just 2 days ago. On this event, he had to face one of the best fighters in Canada, a fact that made it more challenging for him to win. However, Grigoriou was defeated by split decision. After this fight, Grigoriou made a very good impression and as a result, he has nominated to fight for Glory (kickboxing). Grigoriou took part in Glory 48: New York which took place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

Cage Fury Fighting Championships[edit]

Grigoriou faced Marios Zinonos on 5 October 2014 at CMMAF. He won the fight in the third round by unanimous decision.[4]

Grigoriou faced Sodik Ismailov on 15 September 2017 at Ring of Combat 60. He lost the fight in the third round by unanimous decision.[5]

Grigoriou faced O’Brayan Ramirez on 2 March 2018 at Ring of Combat 62. He won the fight in the first round after a punch that led to the KO of his opponent.[6]

Grigoriou faced Cody Hier on 17 May 2019 at CFFC 74. He won the fight in the first round after a leg kick that led to the TKO of his opponent.[7]

Grigoriou faced Turpal Khamzayev on 16 November 2019 at CFFC 79. He won the fight in the first round by unanimous decision.[8]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

  • Karate Black belt (martial arts)
  • Blue belt (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
  • Panhellenic Karate Championship (x2)
  • Pancyprian Karate Championship
  • European Karate Championships 5th Place
  • Pancyprian MMA Champion's title
  • World Kickboxing Network organization belt

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3-1-0 Turpal Khamzayev Decision (unanimous) CFFC 79: Sabatini vs. Chaulet[8] November 16, 2019 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey United States
Win 3-1-0 Cody Hier TKO (Leg Kicks) CFFC 74[7] May 17, 2019 1 2:05 Atlantic City, New Jersey United States
Win 1-1-0 O'Brayan Ramirez KO (Punch) Ring of Combat 62[6]

March 2, 2018

1 0:30 Atlantic City, New Jersey United States
Loss 3-1-0 Sodik Ismailov Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 60[5] September 15, 2017 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey United States
Win 0-0-0 Marios Zinonos Decision (unanimous) CMMAF - 1st Pancyprian MMA Championship[4] October 5, 2014 3 5:00 Apollo Arena, Limassol, Cyprus


See also[edit]

  • List of current UFC fighters
  • List of male mixed martial artists


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Charalampos Grigoriou ("The Ferocious") MMA Fighter Page Tapology". tapology.com.
  2. "Longo and Weidman Mixed Martial Arts".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sgoifo, Flavia. "Charalampos Grigoriou: Cypriot MMA Fighter Taking over New York". The National Herald. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "CMMAF - 1st Pancyprian MMA Championship". mma-core.com.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Ring of Combat 60". tapology.com.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Ring of Combat 62". tapology.com.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "CFFC 74". tapology.com.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "CFFC 79: Sabatini vs. Chaulet". tapology.com.
  9. Sherdog.com. "Charalampos Grigoriou". Sherdog. Retrieved 10 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

External links[edit]

Category:Laks Category:Dagestani mixed martial artists Category:Bantamweight mixed martial artists Category:Living people Category:Cypriot expatriates in the United States Category:Cypriot male mixed martial artists Category:Ultimate Fighting Championship male fighters Category:1992 births

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