Chinese promotion Wu Lin Feng held its latest event Saturday.
The WLF broadcast featured seven bouts, including matches from the Wu Lin Feng World Cup 67 kg tournament.
Hassan Toy defeated Diego Freitas of Portugal, while Hu Yafei had the most spectacular win of the evening. The Chinese fighter finished Sergey Kosykh with a devastating high kick.
-76 kg: Sun Weiqiang (CHN) def. Rosario Presti (ITA)-Decision
The broadcast’s final bout was a 76 kg affair between Sun, a Chinese national champion, and Italy’s Presti. Sun got the better of the action to pick up the win.
-67 kg: Yang Zhuo (CHN) def. Andrei Kulebin (BLR)-Decision
Chinese star Yang mainly used punches and footwork to outpoint Kulebin, who pressed the action. Yang was the quicker fighter. Neither fighter was hurt or knocked down in the bout, but Yang seemed to have the edge with volume and more shots landed.
-67 kg: Hu Yafei (CHN) def. Sergey Kosykh (RUS)-KO Round 3 (High Kick)
Hu landed a couple of low kicks early, that made Kosykh back up. The Russian fighter began to work off his jab and use movement. Kosykh used his jab to control distance, and set up his right. Hu’s best scoring technique was the low kick when the two exchanged. Late in round two, it appeared Hu was starting to feel the effects of the bout. In round three, Hu came up high with a well-placed high kick, his foot landing on the left side of Kosykh’s neck and jaw. The Russian went down flat on his back, and the fight was over.
-63 kg: Jin Ying (CHN) def. Kazbek Alisultanov (RUS)-Decision
Jin did a good job of dealing with Alisultanov’s pressure. The Chinese fighter looked for punches and knees, and landed some nice kicks to the body from range. Alisultanov kept the pressure on the taller Chinese fighter, who controlled the bout and earned the victory.
-67 kg: Hassan Toy (NLD) def. Diego Freitas (PRT)-Decision
Toy got the better of Freitas to earn the win. No knockdowns in an entertaining and well fought match.
-67 kg: David Mejia (ESP) def. Liu Yaning (CHN)-Decision
Liu landed some nice low and body kicks in round one, and dealt well with Mejia’s pressure. Mejia continued to come forward behind a high guard in round two, and had success as a southpaw. The Spaniard worked Liu’s body with hooks and knees. In round three, Mejia continued to come forward, and the judges awarded him the decision.
-64.5 kg: Igor Liubchenko (UKR) def. Wang Zhiwei (CHN)-Decision
Liubchenko’s length and skill gave Zhiwei difficulties. The Ukrainian was able to counter effectively and also had success going forward. The taller Liubchenko switched between orthodox and southpaw, and mixed his punch combinations with knees to the body nicely. Zhiwei tried to score with spinning techniques to gain an edge, but wasn’t successful.