The first part of the K-1 World Max Quarterfinals took place yesterday in Foshan, China. Buakaw Banchamek defeated Zhou Zhi Peng in an extra round decision. Peng did a good job turning the fight into somewhat of a brawl, although it seemed Buakaw did enough to win the decision the judges sent it to an extra frame. Buakaw suffered a cut from a headbutt, however, he made sure to establish dominance in the extra round to take the fight and advance in the tournament.
In the other quarterfinal bout Shane Campbell defeated Christopher Mena by decision. Campbell knocked Mena down in the second round after connecting with a knee to the body and then once again with only ten second left in the third round after connecting with a big over hand right. With the win Campbell ends a fantastic year in which he has gone 5-0.
In other action Kong Hong Xing scored a big win by decision over Thai powerhouse Saenchai.
K-1 Max World Max Quarterfinals:
Buakaw Banchamek def. Zhou Zhi Peng via Extra Round Decision
Shame Campbell def. Christopher Mena via Decision
Kong Hong Xing def. Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym via Decision
Han Kai Hu def. Chengrob via Decision
Zhang Kai Yin def. Rachen via KO in Rd. 2
Li Ning def. Suthin via (T)KO in Rd. 3
Xie Lei def. Pasol via Decision