Update 4th Feb: Yodsanklai’s return to the ring took place last night on the Wu Lin Feng ring where he faced Enriko Kehl in an explosive matchup. View the full fight on MTC Facebook page.
It’s triple-F “Fab Fights February” with several high-profile events ready to vie for your precious weekend chill-out time. Outside of Thailand, China is shaping up to be the most exciting battleground for the world’s top Muay Thai and kickboxing athletes. This month, a lineup of exciting events are taking place on Chinese soil, all featuring stellar cards that include a number of world-class Thai fighters.
There is none more befitting than the return of Yodsanklai Fairtex to kick off a series of thrilling fights for February. Originally scheduled for Kunlun Fight 69, Yodsanklai’s bout against German K-1 champion, Enriko Kehl has been shifted to Wu Lin Feng for February 3rd, Saturday. No official statement was made with regards to the change from the parties involved. Nevertheless, the match-up shall proceed as planned with fans looking forward to witness the legendary Thai fighter’s highly-anticipated return to the ring. Enriko is no walkover, having fought the likes of Giorgio Petrosyan and Sitthichai so this will be a real cracking main event. Other than Yodsanklai, another renowned Thai legend, Singdam will make a fight appearance against Chinese Sanda champion, Xie Lei. WLF will be held at the Luohu Stadium in Shenzhen.
A day after WLF, Kunlun Fight promotion unleashes KLF69 taking place on Sunday, 4th February at the Guiyang Lake Guanshan International Convention Center. As always, this will be a stacked card showcasing the best kickboxers of the country as well as around the world. It is all eyes on the prize as Superbon Banchamek, Sergii Kuliaba, Marat Grigorian and Dzianis Zuev battle it out for the Kunlun Fight 70kg Tournament Championship belt. One year in the making, the tournament finally arrives at its climatic conclusion this Sunday.
Will Superbon retain his title or will we see the crowning of the Kunlun Fight 70kg tournament champion? Well, my bet will be on hot-favorite, Superbon. Other than the smashing tournament finals, KLF 69 will be headlined by Muay Thai mega-celebrity, Buakaw who will grace the ring to take on Congolese kickboxer, Nayanesh Ayman. Nayanesh has on a few occasions called out for this fight since his loss to Buakaw’s protege, Superbon in a closely-matched fight.
Another 70kg tournament finals will be held just one week later in the Chinese city of Guang’An in Sichuan province. The popular Top King World Series heads to China with TK17 featuring Yodwicha Kemmuaythaigym. In the battle for the tournament championship belt, we will see Gabriel Mazztti, Pascal Shcroth, and Bobirjon Tagaev. Yodwicha has proven himself to be one of the most prominent Muay Thai’s exports in recent years and it’s not hard to see him tearing up the competition to bag the title. The event will also feature a number of Thai fight stars including Petchmorakot of Petchyindee and fan-favorite, Sangmanee who now fights out AumkatongChiangmaiGym. The long-running international Muay Thai promotion remains one of the most entertaining fight events and this will be no exception.
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