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Category: China

GLORY Finalizes GLORY 46 China Card

While the focus of GLORY 46 has been the SuperFight Series main event between Rico Verhoeven and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, but the promotion has shown its due diligence in assembling a card that appeals to Chinese fans, which GLORY China will look to be winning over with this card. The finalization of the card gives us a clearer vision of what to expect, including a professional sanda bout between Hongxing Kong and Yang Sun. The Featherweight tournament should bring some new life into the division while the rest of the card is full of prospects and fighters that GLORY is [read more]

WATCH: Sitthichai vs. Enriko Kehl From WLF in China

GLORY Lightweight Champion likes to keep busy and doesn’t just fight in GLORY like many of his European counterparts. Oh no, he trots the globe and fights all comers all of the time. He’s a part of the 2017 Wu Lin Feng 70kg Yi Long challenge tournament and in the semi-finals he squared off against a former K-1 World MAX Champion in Enriko Kehl.   Sitthichai walks away victorious, yet again and moves on to the finals where he will fight the other finalist, Chingiz Allazov, in a rematch of their 2014 bout that saw Sitthichai pull off the victory [read more]

Kunlun Fight 65 Results: The 70kg and 66kg Final 8’s Are Decided

Kunlun Fight held their giant, massive final 16 fights last night for two, count ’em two of their big tournaments: one at 70kg and the other at 66kg. While lots of favorites did walk away victorious, there were a few surprise upsets and a lot of drama. Superbon, Marat Grigorian, Davit Kiria, Dzianis Zuev, Mohamed Mezouari, Yohann Drai, Sergii Kuliaba and Nikola Cimesa are your final 8 at 70kg, while 66kg sees Iliad Bulaid, Wei Ninghui, Singdam, Gui Hui, Petchtanong, Zhang Zhuo, David Mejia and Takhmasib Kerimov move on at 66kg. Results credit to Kiksie. Clash of Titans 70kg Final [read more]

Fight Card for SuperKombat WGP in China on August 26th

After two successful endeavors into China working with Faith Fight in late July and early August, SuperKombat will present its first, full fight card from China in cooperation with Faith Fight in the SuperKombat WGP in China: Zoltaszek vs. Cikotic. The card, which is liberally sprinkled with Chinese fighters from Faith Fight, should mark a new chapter in the SuperKombat story, with SuperKombat as the first real European kickboxing promotion to make its way into China and seem like it has a future. New Heroes: 1. Super fight РBantamweight division (-63,5 Kg) Song Menxiao (China) vs Zhao Jiangfeng (China) 2. [read more]

Fight Card for Kunlun Fight 65 Featuring 70kg and 66kg Final 16s

On August 27th Kunlun Fight will present the next stage in two of their massive tournaments with Kunlun Fight 65. These two tournaments are their 70kg tournament and their 66kg tournament. Their 70kg is obviously the one to watch for most fans, featuring many established names within the division as well as newer, rising stars. Superbon is absolutely the man to beat in this tournament, but will it be Ayman that scores the upset? The finals for each tournament will happen at a card in the future. Card via Kiksie. 70kg Tournament Reserve Fight Abdollah Anizh (Iran) vs. Chu Han [read more]

Kunlun Fight 70kg Tournament’s 16 Competitors

On August 27th Kunlun will push forward with their massive, sixteen-man 70kg tournament and they have released the list of competitors who have made it this far into the tournament. They are as follows. Superbon Banchamek Jomthong Chuwattana Marat Grigorian Davit Kiria Dzianis Zuev Mohamed Mezouari Artem Pashporin Andrei Kulebin Nayanesh Ayman Nikola Cimesa Yohann Drai Li Shiyuan Marouan Toutouh Sergii Kuliaba Feng Xingli Zhang Dezheng These are the final 16 competitors in their huge, super-massive 70kg tournament which should be wrapping up this summer and crowning a new top fighter in the 70kg division.

LiverKick Rankings Update for 7/24/2017: Things Change, Also Stay the Same

That’s right, it’s been three months, which means that it’s that time again for the official LiverKick Rankings to get a solid scrubbing. For those that want to hear some of the details that we go into about specific changes, you can actually listen to Jay and myself talk about these changes on the latest iteration of the LiverKick Podcast, available for your listening pleasure. As always, I’ll go over some of these bigger changes here. Heavyweight Oh heavyweight, or how Benjamin Adegbuyi lost his groove. Guto Inocente picked up a big win over him and jumped up allllll the [read more]

SuperKombat Eyes Chinese Market with Partnership with Faith Fight

All eyes have been on the Chinese market in the past few years. Japan was once the home of kickboxing, but after that failed many thought that Europe would be able to leverage the immense amount of talent in the region to lock up the market, but results have been mixed, to say the least. Instead China has emerged as a hot market for professional kickboxing, with everyone from K-1 to GLORY trying to get their foot in the door. Chinese promotions have been sprouting up at insane rates, with WLF, Kunlun, Hero Legends, Emei Legend, Glory of Heroes and [read more]

GLORY China to Be a Separate Entity From GLORY

Since the news first broke about GLORY entering into a partnership with NBA legend Yao Ming to bring GLORY to China details have been sparse, to say the least. But now Scott Rudmann has dished a bit on their plans to the Telegraph and they are definitely interesting. A solid lesson to learn from past business endeavors from the western world into China is that you can’t simply decide that you are in business in China, it doesn’t work that way. Many companies have found serious roadblocks in their way or have failed to adapt to the Chinese culture and [read more]

WATCH: Gabriel Varga vs. Lu Yichen From Hero Legends

On June 25th Gabriel Varga returned to China to take on Chinese champion Lu Yichen at 67kg in the promotion Hero Legends. This was a tough bout with a lot of action, with Gabriel looking to slide back into the win column after suffering two losses in a row: One to Robin van Roosmalen for the GLORY Featherweight Championship and the next to Gabor Gorbics at Bellator Kickboxing 6. The Canadian once again proved his mettle in this fight and has proven that he’s still one of the best fighters at featherweight worldwide, he just needs a chance to prove [read more]