Vlad Tuinov is victorious at KLF 75. (Kunlun Fight)
Kunlun Fight 75 happened this weekend in a long evening full of some of the world’s best 70kg competitors. Along the way some of the best in the world were eliminated from the tournament while a few darkhorses entered the fray in the coming Kunlun Fight 70kg championship tournament. The final 8 is not yet complete, though, as Superbon Banchamek was forced to withdraw from KLF 75 due to a muscle strain, with the fight against Nayanesh Ayman happening at KLF 76 on September 9th now, instead.
If it were anyone else I sincerely doubt that Kunlun would have delayed the fight and instead gone to one of the very capable reservists, but Superbon is different.
So the final 8 looks like this thus far: Marouan Toutouh, Vlad Tuinov, Jonay Risco, Davit Kiria, Nordin Ben Moh, Dzianis Zuev and Feng Xingli. Artem Pashporin and Kong Lingfeng will serve as reserve fighters for the tournament.
KLF 75 Full Fight Results:
1. 2018 KLF 67KG Super Fight: Yuya Yamato def Lu Jianbo via R3 TKO
2. 2018 KLF 90KG Super Fight: Hao Guanghua def Bojan Dzepina via R3 DECISION
3 .2018 KLF 72KG Super Fight Nayanesh Ayman def Jiao Zhou vis R3 DECISION
4. 2018 KLF 70KG World Championship Reserve Fight: Artem Pashporin def Zhu Baotong via Extra. R DECISION
5. 2018 KLF 70KG World Championship Reserve Fight: Kong Lingfeng def Takuya Imamura via Extra. R DECISION
6. 2018 KLF 70KG World Championship 1/8 Final 1: Marouan Toutouh def Niclas Ricky Larsen via R3 DECISION
7. 2018 KLF 70KG World Championship 1/8 Final 2: Vlad Tuinov def Ismael Benali via R3 DECISION
8. 2018 KLF 70KG World Championship 1/8 Final 3: Jonay Risco def Li Shiyuan via R3 DECISION
9. 2018 KLF 70KG World Championship 1/8 Final 4: Davit Kiria def Anatoliy Moiseev via R3 DECISION
10.2018 KLF 70KG World Championship 1/8 Final 5: Nordin Ben Moh def Sergli Kuliaba via R3 DECISION
11. 2018 KLF 70KG World Championship 1/8 Final 6: Dzianis Zuev def Victor Nagbe via R3 DECISION
12. 2018 KLF 70KG World Championship 1/8 Final 7: Feng Xingli def Liu Hannan via R3 DECISION