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Category: China

Muay Thai Sensation Manachai Picks Up a Win at All Star Fight in Hong Kong

This past weekend at the big All Star Fight event in Hong Kong saw Buakaw Banchamek go to a decision against Victor Nagbe, but the highlight for a lot of fight fans was seeing Manachai YOKKAOSaenchaiGym back in action and once again picking up a big victory. He fought against Abdou Haddad from Canada, who put up a good fight for three rounds, but ultimately saw Manachai walk away victorious. Manachai has upped his profile since joining YOKKAO’s fight team and training at the YOKKAOSaenchaiGym, where his talents have been appreciated by a broader audience while he grows into one [read more]

Kunlun Fight 75 Fight Card: Zeuv vs. Superbon Banchamek

On June 6th Kunlun Fight returns with Kunlun Fight 75, featuring Dzianis Zeuv vs. Superbon Banchamek in a 70kg showdown. There’s also a host of super fights across Kunlun’s multiple weight classes here, taking a break from the mega tournaments. 66KG Super Fight : Saranyoo Intharaprasoet vs. Sun Zhixiang 62KG Super Fight : Italo Freitas vs. Lu Dongqiang 67KG Super Fight : Eiki vs. Lu Jianbo 75KG Super Fight : Andronikos Evripidou vs. Zhang Yang 61.5KG Super Fight : Amnat Ruenroeng vs. Lin Qiangbang 76KG Super Fight: Tengnueng Sitjesairong vs. Law Chosing MMA Featherweight Bout : Mark Abelardo vs. Yan [read more]

LiverKick Podcast May 16, 2018: ONE Super Series, GLORY 53, Kunlun 74 and More

Jay Jauncey and Dave Walsh are back after, well, quite an extended podcastcation, to bring those of you that have been patiently waiting for the LiverKick Podcast yet another episode. This time we cover the most recent GLORY show, GLORY 53, while previewing GLORY 54 a bit as well. We also talk about the ONE Super Series events that have happened, including the absolutely awesome Maslobojev vs. Plazibat fight from last week and the fights coming up on Friday. On top of that there’s Kunlun Fight 74, including Big Boss Kyshenko and a new champion being crowned. We also talk [read more]

Kunlun Fight 74 Results: Wang Wengfeng Wins 61.5kg Tournament, Kyshenko is a Beast

In what was a jam-packed weekend of kickboxing, Kunlun Fight offered perhaps the biggest card of the weekend with Kunlun Fight 74. KLF 74 offered up a 61.5kg tournament that saw familiar faces and new heroes born. Wang Wengfeng defeated Cristian Spectu, Daniel Gallardo and then Lin Qiangbang in the finals of the tournament to secure the Kunlun Fight 61.5kg Championship. The two big, advertised names for this card were Artur Kyshenko (fighting at 85kg!) and Albert Kraus. Kraus, who perhaps is on the dark side of his career, lost to Li Zhuangzhuang via decision while Big Boss Artur Kyshenko [read more]

Kunlun Fight 74 Card: 61.5kg Tournament, Kyshenko, Kraus and More!

On May 13th Kunlun Fight brings us another crazily-stacked event, this time featuring a 61.5kg World Championship tournament featuring names like Cristian Spectu, Wang Wengfeng, Lin Qianbang and, oh yeah, this late addition of Taiga. Taiga vs. Lin Qianbang is worth the price of admission alone on this one, but there’s more coming on this Sunday’s show as Albert Kraus fights Jiao Fukai and Artur Kyshenko fights Timur Aylyarov. Kunlun Fight 74 Full Fight Card 61.5KG World Championship 1/4 Final A : Seksan Somai vs. Zhao Chongyang 61.5KG World Championship 1/4 Final B : Daniel puertas Gallardo vs. Jiao Daobo [read more]

Kunlun Fight 73 Results: Fent Xingli Wins 70kg 8-Man Tournament

Kunlun Fight 73 went down last night in a night that included the 70kg Road to CLASH tournament to help flesh out the main 70kg tournament further. This was a one-night, 8-man tournament that saw Feng Xingli defeat Hu Yafei, Liu HaiNan and then Liu Yaning in the final to take home the tournament victory. A significant upset went down with Anissa Haddaoui defeating Anke Van Gestel as well. Kunlun Fight 73 Full Fight Results: Reserve Fight: Bubigere def liu Jixin via R3 Decision 70KG Road to CLASH 1/4 Final A: liu HaiNan def Tian Xin via R3 Decision 70KG [read more]

EM Legend and Glory of Heroes Ink Co-Promotional Agreement

This is an interesting tidbit of news coming out of China, where two of the bigger name Chinese promotions — EM Legend and Glory of Heroes — have signed an agreement to co-promote events together. This means that they’ll be sharing talent on their events and not be concerned about the rank of said fighters, either. That means that they won’t just be sending their lower tier fighters to compete against each other, instead they’ll be blending their top talents together in what should be considered exciting news. The press release gives more details. “EM legend has super stars like [read more]

Kunlun Fight 73 Fight Card: Mega 70kg Tournament Continues

Kunlun Fight 73 goes down on May 6th featuring yet another 70kg tournament for entrance into the greater 70kg tournament and a host of interesting super fights, including Kenta Yamada vs. Wei Ninghui and Miran Fabjan vs. Wang Wenzhong. The event will air live on both the Kunlun Fight app and Fite.tv. Full Fight Card Reserve Fight: liu Jixin vs. Bubigere 70KG Road to CLASH 1/4 Final A: liu HaiNan vs. Tian Xin 70KG Road to CLASH 1/4 Final B: lu Xiaohan vs. Zhu Baotong 70KG Road to CLASH 1/4 Final C: Song Shaoqiu vs. Yiliyasi 70KG Road to CLASH 1/4 Final D: Feng Xingli vs. Hu Yafei [read more]

EM Legend 30 Results: Anvar Boynazarov Wins One-Night Tournament

On April 21st EM Legend at Emei Station saw Anvar Boynazarov win a four-man one-night tournament at 65kg, with a decision victory over Pan Jiayun and a KO victory over Meng Guodong in the finals with body shots to pick up the tournament victory. EM Legend 30 – Emei Station April 21st, 2018 Sun Ao (CHN) defeated Zhang Peimian (CHN) by decision – 54 kg Anvar Boynazarov (UZB) defeated Pan Jiayun (CHN) by decision – 65 kg Meng Guodong (CHN) defeated Kubo Masaya (JAP) by KO – 65 kg Nicola Maria Barke (GBR) defeated Zhang Ye (CHN) by decision – [read more]

EM Legend 30 Fight Card

On April 21st EM Legend will come roaring back to their home at Emei Station in China with a huge card, featuring Pan Jianyun vs. Anvar Boynazarov, Rungrawee vs. Sosefo Falekaono. EM Legend 30 Emei Station April 21st, 2018 Zhang Yiqiang (CHN) vs Wang Jun (CHN) – 60 kg Li Xiaomao (CHN) vs Liu Xiaoping (CHN) – 60 kg Huang Shijie (CHN) vs Huang Dongbo (CHN) – 60 kg Lv Ruilei (CHN) vs Liu Xu (CHN) – 65 kg Li Shenshen (CHN) vs Hao Yang (CHN) – 66 kg Shen Zebao (CHN) vs Wu Guoping (CHN) – 67 kg Chen [read more]