RUFF 13 takes place in Shanghai, China on June 7, 2014. Bantamweight contenders are featured on the card, with Song Yadong and Zhao Yafei taking the lead.
RUFF has announced a departure from the previous tournament format for belts, and will change to a more universal defense/challenge position. First up for grabs will be the Bantamweight Championship, previously held by Irshaad Sayed. Azamat Gashimov, a UFC veteran, has been picked as the first contestant for the belt, and the winners of three more matches will be considered for his opponent.
The three bantamweight bouts are all on the RUFF 13 card. They are the main event Song Yadong versus Zhao Yafei, Lv Zhenhong versus He Jianwei, and Alateng Heili versus Baasankhuu Damlanpurev. Song and Zhao face each other as two young and impressive fighters with low records but high aggression and heart. Lu has been having some success in RUFF as of late, however his opponent He is an unknown dark horse. Heili and Damlanpurev are also new fighters getting a chance to make an impression.
Wang Guan is back on the card against a very tough Russian M-1 veteran Aliyar Sarkerov. Both fighters have heavy hands, and this will be Wang Guan’s next opportunity against a high-level opponent to make his mark in the world featherweight rankings.
Also on the card, exciting fighters Shang Zhifa and Zhang Meixuan will meet, World Sambo champ Marko Kosev will take on late stand in Hexi Getu, Kazakhstan superstar Kuat Khamitov welcomes Zhu Qingxiang to RUFF, and in a style versus style affair, Russian striker Alexsey Makhno faces Mongolian grappler Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu.
RUFF 13 – RUFF Fu
June 7, 3014
Live streaming on multiple sites, details here.
#12 – Bantamweight
Song YaDong (3-0) vs Zhao YaFei (3-2)
#11 – Featherweight
Wang Guan (13-1-1) vs Aliyar Sarkerov (7-3)
#10 – Bantamweight
Zhenhong Lu (5-2) vs He Jianwe (0-0)
#9 – Flyweight
Shang Zhifa (4-4) vs Zhang Meixuan (6-2)
#8 – Bantamweight
Kuat Khamitov (16-3-1) vs Zhu Qingxiang (0-0)
#7 – Bantamweight
Alateng Heili (1-1) vs Baasankhuu Damnlanpurev (1-2)
Chen HongGang (0-1) vs He NanNan (0-1)
#5 – Flyweight
Marko Kosev (1-1) vs Hexi Getu (0-0)
#4 – Featherweight
Wuliji Buren (1-0) vs Yuan ChunBo (2-5)
#3 – Lightweight
Alexsey Makhno (4-2) vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu (3-2)
#2 – Featherweight
Ereneo Galindez (0-1) vs Otgontula Rentsen (1-0)
#1 – Flyweight
Yang Jianbing (2-0-0-1) vs Wu Ze (0-0)