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Category: China

EM Legend 25 Fight Card

This coming weekend, at Sandu Station, EM Legend returns with EM Legend 25. There are a few interesting fights on the card, mainly the China vs. Thailand fights including Yokhunpol vs. Liu Lei, Kem vs. Guo Dongwang and Rungrawee against Iran’s Mohammed Ghaedibardeh. Zheng Kai (CHN) vs Lu Jun (CHN) – 65 kg Ji Duo Yi Bu (CHN) vs Gong Yuankun (CHN) – 60 kg Illana Gazquez (ESP) vs Eduard Mikhovich (BLR) – 61 kg Zhao Chuanlin (CHN) vs Kirill Smirnov (RUS) – 63 kg Xiao Yangyang (CHN) vs Maiken Aannerud (NOR) – 55 kg Zhang Chenglong (CHN) vs Maksum [read more]

Kunlun Fight 67 Results: Yang Zhuo Takes 66kg Crown, Kuliaba, Zuev, Marat and Superbon Move On

Kunlun Fight ran their much-anticipated Kunlun Fight 67 event today in China, running the entirety of their 66kg tournament and the Final 8 of their 70kg tournament. The biggest heartbreak was that Ilias Bulaid was forced to drop out after his victory over Petchtanong in the tournament, with Singdam facing reserve fighter Pan Jiayun instead. The finals were Singdam and Zhuo, with Zhuo picking up the decision victory and the crown. On the 70kg front  Sergii Kuliaba, Dzianis Zuev, Marat Grigorian and Superbon Banchamek picked up decisions over their competition and move on to the next leg of the 70kg [read more]

Kunlun Fight 66 Results: Gurkov and Somai Victorious in Tournaments

This weekend Kunlun Fight presented Kunlun Fight 66, another huge event featuring the final 8’s of two of their tournaments: 61.5kg and 75kg. Vitaly Gurkov walked away the 75kg winner after a hard-fought decision victory over Hossein Karami, while Seksan Somai defeated Wang Wengfeng in the 61.5kg tournament finals. Albert Kraus was victorious over Li Zhuangzhuang, proving that he’s still at the top of his game at 70kg. Results via Kunlun (which accounts for missing rounds in knockouts). 75kg Tournament Final: Vitaly Gurkov (R3 – Dec) Hossein Karami Albert Kraus (R3 – Dec) Li Zhuangzhuang Yang Yu (R? – KO) [read more]

WATCH: Sitthichai Knocks Out Yi Long With Head Kick

After winning a tournament to secure his position, which would be to fight Chinese star Yi Long, many saw it as a must-win situation for Sitthichai. Yi Long is a well-known Chinese superstar with an interesting record of decision wins in China and a few highlight reels that made him popular across the world. Needless to say, Sitthichai had to knock Yi Long out to be awarded a decision at WLF today and that’s exactly what he did. Watch below as he lands a beautiful left head kick that sends the “Shaolin Monk” crashing down, his head thrumming against the [read more]

Fight Card For Kunlun Fight 67 Featuring 66kg and 70kg World Title Tournaments

Kunlun Fight is looking to deliver the 1-2-punch with their second big night of tournaments in November at Kunlun Fight 67. On November 12th they’ll run the final 8’s of their 66kg world championship tournament and their massive 70kg world championship tournaments. These are some of the best tournaments in town with some big names competing on them. The winner of the 70kg tournament will undoubtedly be the #1 70kg fighter in the world. That’s a big deal. KLF 66kg World Championship Final 8: Yang Zhuo vs. Wei Ninghui KLF 66kg World Championship Final 8: David Emjia vs. Gu Hui [read more]

Fight Card For Kunlun Fight 66 Featuring 61.5kg and 75kg Tournaments

Two of Kunlun Fight’s massive tournaments will come to a head on November 5th at Kunlun Fight 66 as they’ll crown champions at 61.5kg and 75kg in one night of exciting eight-man tournaments. In addition to that, there are a host of superfights on the card as well, with Albert Kraus vs. Li Zhaungzhuang as the headliner of the show. Fabricio Andrade vs. Zhang Hua KLF 61.5kg Championship Final 8: Ilias ennahachi vs. Wang Wenfeng KLF 61.5kg Championship Final 8: Joy Gogo vs. Lin Qianbang KLF 61.5kg Championship Final 8: Denis Puric vs. Jiao Daobo KLF 61.5kg Championship Final 8: [read more]

Quick Results: EM Legend 24

Chinese kickboxing promotion EM Legend continues to pump out the quality events with EM Legend 24, which featured a 67kg Championship tournament that saw Tagaev Bobirjon from Uzbekistan defeat Dmitriy Grafov from Russia in the final for the championship. Ye Xinghu (CHN) defeated Qiao Longtao (CHN) – 57 kg Wang Jun (CHN) defeated Huang Jiongbin (CHN) by KO – 60 kg Li Weifang (CHN) defeated Hu Jian (CHN) – 65 kg Zheng Kai (CHN) defeated Wang Zhendong (CHN) by TKO – 65 kg Xiao Yuqi (CHN) defeated Miss Alissa (THA) – 55 kg Zhang Ye (CHN) defeated Lang Tinggui (CHN) [read more]

Quick Results: EM Legend 23

EM Legend put on their 23rd event this weekend, featuring a host of fights across multiple weight classes and two Championship finals at both 65kg and 75kg. You can see more on the EM Legend Facebook page. Chen Jing (CHN) defeated Li Guozhen (CHN) – 52 kg Ji Duo Yi Bu (CHN) defeated Kuang Zhi (CHN) – 60 kg Meng Kang (CHN) defeated Yang Yulong (CHN) – 66 kg Liang Shoutao (CHN) defeated Deng Li (CHN) – 68 kg Rasul (RUS) defeated Mr. Katanyu (THA) by KO – 65 kg Manas (THA) defeated Masu Yuki (JAP) by TKO – 65 [read more]

GLORY’s Scott Rudmann Talks GLORY 46 and Building GLORY China

When analyzing the modern sport of kickboxing it is virtually impossible to do so without considering the impact that China has been able to make in a rather short period of time. China went from the closed off home of Wushu and Sanda to one of the epicenters for the sports of kickboxing and MMA almost overnight. For western fight organizations China is the last frontier for them; the lone holdout and a burgeoning market, brimming with potential to be the largest market in the world for the sport. The problem is that most western companies have failed in moving [read more]

Go Inside GLORY 46 China’s Fight Week Featuring Rico, Bigfoot and More

We’re just a few days away from GLORY’s mainland China debut with GLORY 46 China, which features a Chinese-heavy card that is set to not only make Chinese fans happy, but wow fans across the world by showcasing these new stars from China. Of course, western fans are hung up on the one big fight being showcased on the GLORY SuperFight Series: Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Bigfoot Silva is known for his massive wins over guys like Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem within the MMA cage, but when it comes to kickboxing he’ll be [read more]