After all the hype about a potential fight between Yodsanklai Fairtex and Buakaw Banchamek settled we will get to see Yodsanklai in action this month.
The Thai powerhouse will be returning to the Kunlun Fight ring fresh off his KO of Masoud Minaei at MAS Fight 1. He will be taking on Cedric Manhoef at Kunlun Fight 61, which takes place at the Mangrove Tree International Conference Center in Sanya, China. The two were originally set to fight to fight at Kunlun Fight 57, but an injury forced Manhoef out of the fight.
Yodsanklai has looked unbeatable in the last few years, he is currently riding a 24 fight win streak. His last appearance for Kunlun Fight was against Saifullah Hambahadov at Kunlun Fight 57, which he won by KO. He is 4-0 when fighting for Kunlun Fight.
The bout will be part of Group 8 70 kg 4-man tournament. The winner will face the winner of the semi-final match between Miyakoshi Soichiro and Robson Minotinho.
The Group 9 70 kg 4-man tournament will also take place at Kunlun Fight 57. The semi-final match-ups for group 9 are Saifullah Hambahadov vs. Jordann Pikeur and Zhao Yan vs. Karl of Sweden.
You can see the full fight card for Kunlun Fight 61 below.
Kunlun Fight 61 Fight Card:
Long Pengyu vs. Bubigere
Wanchaloem vs. Pan Jiayun
Michael Garraffo vs. Li Shuaihu
Takuma vs. Wu Jingcong
Wei Ninghui vs. Hector Santiago
Amnat Ruenroeng vs. Wang Wenfeng
Wang Kehan vs. Anke Van Gestel
Keijiro Miyakoshi vs. Bai Lishuai
Giovanni Boyer vs. Deng Li – 70 kg Tournament Reserve Fight
Anissa Haddaoui vs. Laëtitia Madjene
70 kg Qualifying Tournament Group 8 Semi-Finals
Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Cedric Manhoef
Miyakoshi Soichiro vs. Robson Minotinho
70 kg Qualifying Tournament Group 9 Semi-Finals
Karl vs. Zhao Yan
Saifullah Hambahadov vs. Jordann Pikeur