Yodsanklai Fairtex vs Cedric Manhoef - Kunlun Fight 57
Yodsanklai Fairtex returns to the ring on February 26, 2017 at Kunlun Fight 57 in Sanya, China / Pic: Facebook

Yodsanklai Fairtex is fighting Cedric Manhoef on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Sanya, China.

The King of Muay Thai out of Thailand Yodsanklai Fairtex, 31 (194, 76 KOs – 71 – 4), returns to the ring for the first time in almost two years. Prior taking a deserved holiday, he scored six victories in 2015. Thai star defeated Russian Dzhabar Askerov, two Australians Marco Tentori and Victor Nagbe, Dzianis Zuev of Belarus, Hamish Willey of France and also Marat Grigorian of Armenia.

Yodsanklai returns riding the 21-fight winning streak. His latest defeat was in 2011 against Artur Kyshenko of Ukraine.

The 23-year-old Cedric Manhoef of Suriname forms the opposition for Thai star this coming Sunday in China. His tale of the tape includes 22 recorded bouts. Predominantly competiting in kickboxing, Manhoef fought such names as Superbon Banchamek, Danijel Solaja and Christopher Mena. He takes on Yodsanklai Fairtex in the 70 kg weight class by the formula of 3 x 3 minute rounds.

Moreover, the card at Kunlun Fight 57 comprises famed Belarusian Andrei Kulebin. “The Bullet” is facing off Ali Makhi of Belgium. Also on the program Brazilian Danilo Zanolini is going up against Chinese Hua Xu. Mohamed Mezouari of Morocco is battling out against Arman Hambaryan of Armenia as well as Amancio Paraschiv of Romania squares off with Kong Lingfeng of China.

Also on the card Samuel Bark of Sweden and Steven Banks of the US face off local Wei Ninghui and Ye Xiang. In addition, Artur Kyshenko of Ukrainian reportedly features on the card.

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