Jumabieke vs. Yao Honggang trilogy set for Beijing

Jumabieke Tuerxun making the walk for UFC in 2014.

After three fights with PFL, Jumabieke Tuerxun is heading back to Kunlun to face an old rival in Yao Honggang.

Jumabieke (20-9-1) meets Yao for a third time this Saturday in the main event of Kunlun: War of Kings and the 33-year-old will be hunting for a win.

The last 12 months were not great for Jumabieke. The former UFC fighter lost all three of his PFL bouts and dropped a decision to Boris Fedorov in Russia.

War of KingsĀ is a cross-promoted event between Kunlun Fight and Chinese promotion Bullet Fly FC. The fight takes place inside a theme park on the outskirts of Beijing.

“The Master” Yao (22-7-1) has fought once already this year, picking up a first round TKO win at WLF WARS in Henan in January. The 37-year-old has faced and lost to Jumabieke twice in his career, the last being at Legend FC in 2012.

The rest of the nine-fight card is mixed bag, with the likes of Jianwei He (0-7), Yang Fei (2-4) and IMMAF amateur fighter Tanghesi stepping up to the plate.

After two unsuccessful outings with ONE Championship, Ma Xudong returns to meet local fighter Zhu Xishuai.


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