Discussion in 'Muay Thai and Kickboxing' started by JustinvR, Feb 2, 2015.
what a KO
Hasan Toy (Turkey) def. Ilias Bulaid (Morocco) by Decision
damn didnt knew it was a tournament and i stopped watching
Perfect music to go with that faceplant too.
Big win for Toy. The cut to 67 is probably brutal though. He usually fights 71-73.
Kunlun definitely needed some "new" decent names for the 70kg tournament this year and already looks pretty ok. Moiseev, Larsen, Ben Moh.
Jomthong done being retired I guess
Pretty cool matchups there
I wonder if their MMA broadcasts on CCTV-5 are done now since they're again having a couple MMA fights on each KB card. Would overall probably mean more kickboxing events again since they have to do enough fights to fill their Jiangsu slots anyway.
Semi committed to updating this for the next year :/
Kunlun 70 streaming now.
My ref link to fite where it streams in English. (get some free credits and gives me some too)
Updated bracket. Not going to spam these here every time but figured I'd post this one as I fiddled with it a bit more.
So my understanding currently is:
ten 4-man qualifier tournaments
5 fighters picked by Kunlun and Marat Grigorian as the 2017 champ go straight to Final 16 stage of the tournament
I have also heard 8 qualifier tournaments and Kunlun picking 5 guys and then 3 more Superfight winners. Not yet seen Kunlun really say either so might have to fiddle with the bracket a little more at some point.
The commentators also said Superbon is in the tournament.
Not looking too bad of a tournament
IF Grigorian really gets there
Superbon, Moiseev, Larsen, Ben Moh, Drai, Nagbe
Then you'll probably also have:
Kiria, Zuev, Mezouari, Kuliaba, Manhoef, Kulebin, Toutouh, Ayman, Jomthong since he seems to be un-retiring?
Maybe Pashporin and Dzhaniev? Yod?
Last years quarterfinalist Cimesa already out by losing to Drai.
Kunlun (assuming 72)
Also a nice thing that has probably happened, as far as Kunlun kickboxing goes, is that I don't think their MMA events are broadcast on CCTV-5 anymore. They've had a couple MMA fights on the last 2 kickboxing cards and have on the next event also. Probably means they'll be back to holding more kickboxing events and way fever MMA only ones.
So a pretty nice looking tournament and Kunlun maybe back to 2015-2016 levels of kickboxing events.
Oh and IF they're doing a bit more kb and have some extra space from a few less kb tournament brackets, then maybe more space for the other tournaments to be extended a little.
I had never heard of Yohann Drai. Happy to see a fellow French man go through!
Made the quarterfinals in the last Kunlun tournament, lost to Zuev. Set to get fucked up (!) by Vlad Tuinov on Glory 53: Lille
Damn that's not gonna be an easy fight for him.
some fights of the kunlun 70 70kg 4 man elimination tournament uploaded on an OK.Ru cool
kunlun fight 70 Wei Ninghui vs Jordan Kranio
Shaping up to be an excellent tournament.
My current thoughts on what the Final 16 will look like.
Past champs who are in at least unless some contractual bs
In the next qualifier tournaments and likely to win
Perhaps likely kind of names in the remaining qualifier tournaments and who could be capable of winning them, 2 out of this pool
Then 5 picked by Kunlun, likely kind of names
Kiria (basically a lock)
Ristie/Gogokhia/Buakaw/Petrosyan (these maybe not all so likely but a mystery pick who's somehow notable enough to be teased. My money on Ristie at this point)
Yod (unless he's in Wu Lin Feng?)
Jomthong (probably in if he wants to)
Mezouari/Manhoef (or maybe one/both of them still have to fight a qualifier tournament?)
What'd be great is if Kunlun and Glory somehow were in an arrangement of some sort and the mystery pick was Sitthichai so they had all the champs there
So realistically even a Final 16 of:
and then half of those this time in a one night 8-man to finish it off.
Separate names with a comma.