This past weekend was jam-packed for kickboxing, including the Kunlun Fight 80kg tournament coming to a close at Kunlun Fight 55. The 80kg tournament was one of their bigger tournaments of the year and saw Alexander Stetsurenko walk away as the champion. It wasn't an easy evening for Stetsurenko, with a hard-fought decision over Darryl Sichtman followed by a close, split-decision victory over Dmitry Valent, but he was able to overcome to win the 2016 championship.
Tournament Final: Alexander Stetsurenko (R3 - Split Decision) Dmitry Valent
Steven Banks (R1 - KO) Ashihati
Kong Lingfeng (R3 - Decision) Li Zhuangzhuang
Muslim Salikhov (R2 - KO) Nuerla Mulali
Massaro Glunder (Ext.R - Decision) Zhang Chunyu
Zhang Yang (R3 - Decision) Komsan Hanchana
Tournament Semi: Alexander Stetsurenko (R3 - Decision) Darryl Sichtman
Tournament Semi: Dmitry Valent (R3 - Decision) Hicham El Gaoui
Lin Qiangbang (R3 - TKO) Lau Waicheuk
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
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