Global MuayThai superstar 'Baukaw' headlines the final Kunlun promotion of 2016
This coming Sunday the 1st of January sees China's biggest kickboxing promotion, KunLun, host their final show of 2016 and their first show of 2017 as their finale falls on the first day of 2017.
Well, now that anomaly is out of the way - the part of the show that excites this author the most is the climax of their 70kg tournament - which started off with 64 fighters and now climaxes with the final four fighters set to do battle to see who is crowned the 2016 KunLun 70kg tournament champion.
The first semi-final sees Thailand's Superbon, who fights out of Banchamek gym here in Bangkok square off against Holland's Cedric Manhoef.
The second semi-final sees another Thai, and a bonafide former Bangkok stadium superstar, Jomthong, from Chuwattana gym, face off against Davit Kiria, who hails from Georgia.
I'm going to be selfish here and hope that Superbon and Jomthong overcome their respective semi-final opposition and then face off against each other in the nights final - fingers crossed then.
In the nights main event - global MuayThai superstar, Baukaw, will once again go up against Chinese opposition where he will fight Tian Xin in a bout set at 70kgs and fought under K-1 kickboxing rules.
Let's hope this time around that the KunLun judges don't come down with the same symptoms as the judges on Baukaw's last fight in China which was on the WLF promotion.
This will be Baukaws sixth fight for Kunlun and he was also a previous winner of their 70kg tournament.
Also on the card is Belarusian fighter, Andrei Kulebin, who will also face off against Chinese opposition in Wu Xuesong. Kulebin's last outing was a points loss to Baukaw. Kulebin has the claim to fame of being the first fighter to win a KunLun four man tournament back in 2014 on their inaugural promotion which took place here in the Kingdom of Thailand.