Kunlun Fight 83 Results: Zuev Claims Intercontinental Title

Kunlun Fight 83 took place at the Chishui Stadium in Zunyi, China.

The fight card featured a four-man tournament to crown the 2019 KLF 70 kg Intercontinental Champion.

Dzianis Zuev of Belarus claimed his second KLF title, with decision victories over Zhu Baotong and Artem Pashporin.

Denmark’s Niclas Ricky Larsen made a successful ring return with a unanimous points win over Liu Hainan in the tournament reserve bout.

Today’s event was the second of three events in three days to commemorate the holiday weekend in China. Kunlun Fight 84 takes place tomorrow Sunday September 15, and will be broadcast internationally on Fite TV (pay-per-view).

Full results below.

-80 kg Rookie Fight: Wang Aogong (China) def. Komson Hanchana (Thailand)-Unanimous Decision
Wang (12-4, 3 KOs) was the more active fighter and landed the better blows to win a unanimous decision over the Thai veteran. Komson (55-21-1, 21 KOs) received a yellow card and point deduction in round two for holding. Official scores were 30-27 (twice) and 29-27.

-KLF Future Star Championship: Wang Jiaen def. Xu Chenen-Decision

-KLF 70kg Intercontinental Championship Reserve Fight: Niclas Ricky Larsen (Denmark) def. Liu Hainan (China)-Unanimous Decision
Larsen (50-11-2) pushed the action and landed some hard knees to the body on the inside to earn the victory over Liu (28-16, 13 KOs). Liu timed Larsen effectively at times, as he landed some clean left jabs as Larsen came forward. The Dane continued to come forward, and was the fresher man late in the bout. Scores: 30-28 (twice) and 29-28.

-60 kg Super Fight: Zhang Ye (China) def. Swasing (Thailand)-Unanimous Decision
Zhang (12-3) was the quicker fighter, and landed the better blows to win a decision over Thai veteran Swasing (160-41). Swasing received a point deduction for illegal clinching in round two.

KLF 70 kg Intercontinental Championship Semifinals 1: Dzianis Zuev (Belarus) def. Zhu Baotong (China)-Majority Decision
Original KLF 70 kg title winner Zuev (23-11, 10 KOs) earned his place in the finals with a majority decision against Zhu (26-6, 8 KOs). Zuev pressured the taller Chinese fighter, who looked to catch him with body kicks as he came forward. Zuev, a southpaw, began to score with his left late in round one. He continued to press Zhu throughout the fight, and outlanded his opponent for the win by scores of 30-28 (twice) and 29-29.

KLF 70 kg Intercontinental Championship Semifinals 2: Artem Pashporin (Russian Federation) def. Song Shaoqiu (CHN)-Unanimous Decision
Pashporin (24-8, 3 KOs) used his boxing skills to outland Song (14-5, 2 KOs) and earn a unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 30-28 for “Russian Spur” Pashporin.

-KLF Future Star Championship: Yan Sheng def. Chang Xuanming-Decision
-67 kg MMA Super Fight: Jair Junior (Brazil) def. Yan Xibo (China)-Submission (Arm Bar) Round 1
-77 kg MMA Super Fight: Zhang Lipeng (China) def. Mohmmad Naeemi (Iran)-Submission (Triangle Choke)

-75 kg Super Fight: Seyedisa Alamdarnezam (Iran) def. Feng Xingli (China)-Unanimous Decision
Alamdarnezam (76-14) pressured Feng and scored the better shots win a unanimous decision by scores of 30-28 on all three judges’ scorecards. The action picked up in the third round.

-KLF 70 kg Intercontinental Championship Final: Dzianis Zuev (Belarus) def. Artem Pashporin (Russian Federation)-Unanimous Decision
Zuev (24-11, 10 KOs) started quickly with pressure and landed some one-two combinations while Pashporin (24-9, 3 KOs) looked to slip and counter or land the body kick. Pashporin seemed to find a good rhythm late in round two, as he landed a few sharp punches later in the round. The Russian continued to move and looked to time or counter Zuev in the third. Both men landed some clean blows, but Pashporin seemed to have the edge in round three. It was a close bout between two excellent fighters, but the judges favored Zuev by scores of 30-28 (twice) and 30-29.

Zuev, the original KLF 70 kg Champion, won his second title in the Kunlun Fight organization. The Belorussian was presented with a beautiful gold belt for his victory, and Pashporin raised Zuev’s arm in a gesture of good sportsmanship.

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