The event featured the continuation of the promotion’s qualifying tournaments for their 16-man world middleweight tournament. Group H was up at Kunlun Fight 42 and featured semi-final bouts of Serginio Kanters vs. Saiyok Pumpanmuang and David Calvo vs. Feng Lei.
Kanters and Saiyok went toe-to-toe and although the Thai fighter was favored going in, Kanters did not let that deter him. After three rounds the bout was ruled a draw and the went into an extra round. After the extra round Kanters was declared the winner by decision. In the other semi-final, David Calvo punched his ticket to the tournament final with a first round KO of Feng Lei. Unfortunately for Calvo he suffered a broken bout in his win and could not continue. He was replaced by Zhong Weipeng in the final, who defeated Xu Shun in the tournament reserve bout.
In the final Kanters punched his ticket into the 16-man tournament with a knockout win over Weipeng. The first round KO capped off a big night for Kanters, he now gets to test himself in what is going to be a stacked 16-man tournament.