Top Chinese kickboxing promotion Kunlun Fight announced the fight card for Kunlun Fight 79: Gold Rush, which takes place at the Taiyuan Sports Centre Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 15, from Taiyuan, China.
The promotion’s first trip to Taiyuan features the 2018 Kunlun Fight 66-kilogram world championship tournament. The tournament champion will be crowned in the night’s main event. In the opening round, 2016 65-kilogram tournament champion Wei Ninghui takes on Enfusion 63-kilogram champ Soufiane Kaddouri, Wu Lin Feng 63-kilogram titleholder Nafi Bilalovski fights promotional staple Gu Hui, 2017 Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram semifinalist Sergei Kuliaba drops down to face China’s Jia Aoqi, and former Krush 70-kilogram champ Kenta Yamada takes on Chinese prospect Sun Zhixiang.
The co-headliner will feature a cross-promotional battle of champions. Kunlun Fight 61.5-kilogram champion Wang Wenfeng looks to fend off Glory of Heroes 60-kilogram titleholder Feng Liang. Wang Wenfeng defeated Cristian Spetcu, Daniel Gallardo, and Lin Qiangbang to win the tournament at Kunlun Fight 74 in May.
The event will air live at 6:30am ET on Combat Press via Fite TV.
Feng Liang vs. Wang Wenfeng
Kong Lingfeng vs. Song Shaoqiu
Zhang Chunyu vs. TBD
winner of Kaddouri/Ninghui vs. winner of Bilalovski/Hui – 66-kilogram tournament semifinal
winner of Kuliaba/Aoqi vs. Zhixiang/Yamada – 66-kilogram tournament semifinal
MMA: Banmaduoji vs. TBD
Lu Jianbo vs. Lv Ruilei – 66-kilogram tournament reserve
Soufiane Kaddouri vs. Wei Ninghui – 66-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Nafi Bilalovski vs. Gu Hui – 66-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Sergei Kuliaba vs. Jia Aoqi – 66-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Sun Zhixiang vs. Kenta Yamada – 66-kilogram tournament quarterfinal