On Saturday, Aug. 20, one of the biggest kickboxing promotions in the world, Kunlun Fight, debuted in Jinan, the capital of Shandong in Eastern China for Kunlun Fight 50.

The main event of the evening featured the world’s best kickboxer, Sittichai Sitsongpeenong, who returned to Kunlun Fight after toppling GLORY lightweight champion Robin van Roosmalen at GLORY 31. Sittichai was scheduled to face Claudiu Badoi in the 2016 Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram tournament final 16 before the Romanian prospect pulled out of the contest with a left leg injury. Replacing Badoi on one week’s notice was Portuguese kickboxer Diogo Neves. Neves fell short in qualifying for the tournament at Kunlun Fight 47.

In the evening’s co-main event, Wu Xuesong burst into the limelight with his brutal left hook knockout of Tayfun Ozcan at Kunlun Fight 41. Wuesong looked to move on in the Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram tournament with a victory over popular Dutch-Surinamese kickboxer Serginio Kanters. Kanters moved on in the 64-man tournament field with wins over Zhong Weipang and Rajadamnern stadium champion Saiyok Pumpanmuang at Kunlun Fight 42.

The event aired live at 7:30 a.m. on Kunlun Fight’s app and YY.com.

Sittichai Sitsongpeenong def. Diogo Neves by unanimous decision (30-26 x5) – Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram tournament final 16
Wu Xuesong def. Serginio Kanters by decision – Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram tournament final 16
Cedric Manhoef def. Kong Lingfeng by decision – Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram tournament final 16
Jomthong Chuwattana def. Lee Sung-Hyun by split decision – Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram tournament final 16
Tian Xin def. Andrei Kulebin by decision – Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram tournament final 16
MMA: Natalya Safronova def. Tang Jin by TKO (punches). Round 1
Hosseh Karamai def. Zhang Yang by extra round decision
MMA: Wu Haotian def. Pieter Buist by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1
Murthel Groenhart def. Jonatan Oliveira by TKO (jumping switch knee). Round 2
Alexander Stetsurenko def. Bo Fufan by decision
MMA: Chu Guangfu def. Choi Seungkook by decision
Yohann Drai def. Canison Yokasay by decision

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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