Hinata Watanabe (REBELS/Ameba)

Kunlun Fight 49 Results: Hinata Cruises Past Kraus, Nasukawa Scores Big Knockout Win

On Sunday, Aug. 7, one of the world’s biggest kickboxing organizations, Kunlun Fight, entered Tokyo, Japan with the help of one of Japan’s top Muay Thai and kickboxing promotions, REBELS. The top promotions combined for a loaded fight card.

In the main event of the evening, K-1 MAX world champion Albert Kraus fought borderline top-10 lightweight Hinata Watanabe. Kraus returned to the win column against Li Zhuangzhuang at Kunlun Fight 46 after his upset loss to Gu Hui at Kunlun Fight 39. REBELS 70-kilogram champion Hinata entered the top-10 discussion with victories over Andy Souwer and Josh Jauncey, however a loss to Mohammed Mezouari at REBELS.41 in March tempered those gains.

The co-main event featured RISE bantamweight champion Tenshin Nasukawa, who knocked out Chinese Sanda champion Lin Bin in the first round.


The event began at 10 p.m. ET (on Aug. 6) on AmebaTV.

Hinata Watanabe def. Albert Kraus by unanimous decision (30-28 x3)
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Lin Bin by TKO (punches). Round 1
Wei Ninghui def. Yosuke Mizuochi by KO (right hook). Round 2 – Kunlun Fight 65-kilogram tournament qualifier
Petchtanong def. Tetsuya Yamato by decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Kunlun Fight 65-kilogram tournament qualifier
Danilo Zanolini def. Gu Hui by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Li Zhuangzhuang def. Takuma Konishi by majority decision (28-28, 28-27, 28-27)
Keijiro Miyakoshi def. Naruto Banchamek by extra round decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9) – WBC Muay Thai international lightweight championship
MMA: Zhang Meixuan def. HPS Date by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)
MMA: Zhang Weili def. Emi Fujino by TKO (doctor stoppage). Round 2
Mohammed Mezouari def. David Ruiz by KO (head kick). Round 2 – BLADE 70-kilogram championship
Craig Dickson def. Bai Lishuai by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Kunlun Fight 65-kilogram tournament qualifier
Buray Bozaryilmaz vs. Kim Dongsu by TKO (punches). – Kunlun Fight 65-kilogram tournament qualifier