This Saturday December 15, Kunlun Fight 79 will feature an eight-man tournament in the 66 kg (145.5 lb) weight category. The fists and feet and knees will fly, as the lighter weight fighters usually deliver a lot of action.
Fighters from China, Belgium, Japan, Morocco, and Ukraine will compete for the 2018 KLF 66 KG World Championship. Many of the fighters have worn championship gold in other organizations.
Tournament participants include Soufiane Kaddouri, the reigning Enfusion 63 kg champion from Morocco. Kaddouri faces Wei Ninghui, the 2016 KLF 65 kg champion and a former WMC and Asian Muay Thai champion, in the quarterfinals.
Belgium’s Nafi Bilalovski is a WLF champion. Bilalovski faces Gu Hui in the first round. Hui was the 2014 national Muay Thai champion and 2013 national kickboxing runner-up.
Former European Muay Thai champion Sergii Kuliaba meets Jia Aoqi.
The tournament opener features former Krush champion Kenta Yamada against Sun Zhixiang in a match up pitting experience against youth. Yamada is 30 years of age and has over 60 professional fights. Sun is only 22 with 12 pro fights. The young Chinese fighter defeated Yamada’s countryman Keijiro Miyakoshi at KLF 76, so the veteran has a chance to avenge the loss and pick up his first win in KLF. In Yamada’s KLF debut, he lost a decision to Wei at KLF 73.
Here is the fight card (subject to change). In addition to the tournament, there are also some super fights scheduled, including an MMA bout and a kickboxing super fight between former Lumpinee champion Pong Thong and Chinese national Muay Thai champion Zhang Chunyu.
Kunlun Fight 79 is available for pay-per-view purchase via the KLF app. Fans can also catch the action on FightBox HD. Streaming platforms Fite TV, Elite Boxing TV, and 8 Count are also broadcasting the event live.
15 December 2018
Kunlun Fight 79: Taiyuan
Sports Center Gym, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China
Start Time: 19:30 Local Time
Broadcast: KLF App, FightBox HD, Fite TV, Elite Boxing TV, 8 Count TV, Epicentre TV
-KLF 66 kg World Championship quarterfinals 1: Sun Zhixiang (CHN) vs Kenta Yamada (JPN)
-KLF 66 kg World Championship quarterfinals 2: Jia Aoqi (CHN) vs Sergii Kuliaba (UKR)
-KLF 66 kg World Championship quarterfinals 3: Gu Hui (CHN) vs Nafi Bilalovski (BEL)
-KLF 66 kg World Championship quarterfinals 4: Wei Ninghui (CHN) vs Soufiane Kaddouri (MAR)
-KLF 66 kg World Championship Reserve Fight: Lu Jianbo (CHN) vs Lu Ruilei (CHN)
-58 kg (MMA): Banmaduoji (CHN) vs Anatpong Bunrad (BEL)
-KLF 66 kg World Championship Semifinal 1: Winner 2 vs Winner 1
-KLF 66 kg World Championship Semifinal 2: Winner 4 vs Winner 3
-67 kg: Pong Thong (THA) vs Zhang Chunyu (CHN)
-70kg Super Fight: Kong Lingfeng (CHN) VS Song Shaoqiu (CHN)
-61.5kg Super Fight: Wang Wenfeng (CHN) VS Feng Lian (CHN)
-KLF 66 kg World Championship Final: Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2