In a Heavyweight tournament that featured the man who beat Rico Verhoeven, Andrei Gerasimchuk and Hesdy Gerges not many were expecting much from Jahfarr Wilnis, but they were all proven wrong today in China. In the first round of the one-night tournament Jahfarr Wilnis defeated China's Asihati and Hesdy Gerges defeated Gerasimchuk to make the finals Wilnis vs. Gerges. The winner emerged as Wilnis, making him the Kunlun Heavyweight Tournament Champion, which was no small feat considering how big of a tournament that it was.
This was a huge step for the Dutch fighter who has been seen in the GLORY ring in the past. With this tournament win Wilnis has propelled himself into the top ten with just one night of work.
Also on the card Yodsanklai Fairtex defeated Dzianis Zuev and Kunlun also made some interesting announcements including signing Buakaw Banchamek and also before the show they announced there would be some sort of Kunlun FC vs. GLORY event, but no real details on that so-to-speak.
UPDATE: We spoke with a few GLORY officials and no, there is no sort of cooperation between Kunlun and GLORY. Expect these events to simply feature fighters who have competed in GLORY.