On this forthcoming Tuesday, Muay Thai promotion Topking World Series will return to the Star Hall in Hong Kong with their fourth event to date, featuring the highly-anticipated conclusion of their 70kg tournament.
The event will host both the semi-finals and finals of the tournament, with only four men left standing from the original sixteen. Buakaw Banchamek will be taking on Reece McAllister in the first semi-final, whilst Khayal Dzhaniev will meet Marat Grigorian in the other bracket.
Buakaw Banchamek is a man that needs little introduction. The two-time K-1 Max World Champion brutalised Steve Moxon en-route to third round elbow-induced finish in the opening round of the tournament, before besting Dmytro Konstantynov via decision to earn his place in the final four.
Since his last loss back in 2013, England's Reece McAllister has fought like a man possessed. The 23-year old has made it to the semi-finals after tearing through both Crice Boussoukou and Marcin Parcheta inside of a round. The bout with Buakaw will undoubtedly be the biggest fight of the young Englishman's career.
21-year old Khayal Dzhaniev was a relative unknown prior to the tournament, however he has since turned some heads after his upset decision win over Niclas Larsen in the tournament quarter finals. "The Russian Brutal" will once again be looking to spring the upset as he takes on our #7 ranked lightweight Marat Grigorian.
Marat Grigorian, 24, is one of the most active competitors in kickboxing today. After consecutive points victories over Abraham Roqueni and Eisa Alamda Nezam earned him his place in the semi-finals, Grigorian has gone on to fight another eight times since. A little over three weeks ago Grigorian finished three straight foes en-route to winning the K-1 70kg Championship.
Topking World Series regulars Pakorn, Thongchai Sitsongpeenong and Rungravee Sasiprapa are also set to compete on the card.
The two-hour fight card will begin at 19:30 local time.
Fight card:70kg Final: Winner of Bracket A vs. Winner of Bracket B70kg: Buakaw Banchamek vs. Reece McAllister- Bracket A70kg: Marat Grigorian vs. Khayal Dhaniev- Bracket B63kg: Pakorn P.K. Seanchai Muaythai Gym vs. Varats Dzmitry70kg: Thongchai Sitsongpeenong vs. Colin Law57kg: Rungravee Sasiprapa vs. Wei Ning Hui63kg: Sittisak Petchphayathai vs. Matt Embree