On Monday, Jan. 2, Kunlun Fight headed to the Mangrove Tree International Convention Center in Sanya, China for Kunlun Fight MMA 8.

In the evening’s main event, Zhang Lipeng defended his Kunlun Fight welterweight title against Brazil’s Leandro Rodrigues. Lipeng had won 11 straight and finished nine of his opponents since getting cut by the UFC following a loss to Kajan Johnson in May 2015.

In the evening’s main card action, one of China’s top female MMA fighters, Zhang Weili, took on Brazil’s Veronica Lourdes Grenno. Zhang went undefeated in 2016, finishing all six of her opponents in under two rounds.

The event aired live at 5 a.m. ET on CCTV5.

Zhang Lipeng def. Leandro Rodrigues by knockout. Round 1, 2:52 – for welterweight title
Zhang Meixuan def. Kirihito Kodama by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 2:56 – for bantamweight title
Zhang Weili def. Veronica Lourdes Grenno by knockout. Round 1, 1:50
Huoyixibai def. Soufian Ben Zerrouk by submission (rear-naked choke).
Burenzorki def. Nosherwan Khanzada by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:59
Hao Jiahao def. Yeerzahti by TKO. Round 1, 4:26
Li Bolin def. Sergiu Ionel by submission (armbar).
Feng Yafei def. Aili 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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