70 KG Tournament Announced for EM Legend 46 on June 15 Featuring Yodwicha, Luo Chao, Dzianis Zuev, and Matthew Stevens

May 24, 2024
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Another Chinese promotion makes a return with a marque tournament.

Following in the footsteps of fellow Chinese promotion, Kunlun Fight, EM Legend is looking to make a long-awaited resurgence with the announcement of a 70 KG tournament involving top international and domestic talent that is set to take place on June 15 at the Chongqing Sports Center.

The tournament will feature interim Rajadamnern Stadium champion Yodwicha, top Chinese contender Luo Chao, long-standing 70 veteran Dzianis Zuev, and Australian fighter Matthew Stevens.


Yodwicha is no stranger to the promotion, having participated in their first event back after the COVID pandemic and having won their Continental Gold title in a much lower profile 70 KG tournament, collecting decision victories against Abolfazi and Liu Lei. The Thai fighter is the only man to defeat Rajadamnern Stadium champion Dani Rodriguez on his legacy-defining run, snapping the Swiss fighter's pristine 40-fight run.

Luo Chao is one of the hottest prospects in China right now, being the last man to defeat top Chinese fighter and K-1 champion Ouyang Feng. The Chinese fighter is coming off a one-sided knockout victory over Roeung Sophorn in the Kun Khmer vs Wu Lin Feng card.

Dzianis Zuev makes a long-awaited return after having last fought in 2022, defeating Jérémy Payet in his last outing by knockout in the third round. Zuev has fought some of the best fighters at 70 KG throughout his career, although not necessarily winning against top guys, he is a welcome addition to a comeback tournament for the Chinese promotion.

Matthew Stevens comes in as a relative unknown, although he has faced international talent such as former GLORY Featherweight champion Serhii Adamchuk and Dutch Welterweight Jos van Belzen.

The card will also feature fights between Chinese and international talents, with former Enfusion Middleweight champion Mohammad Ghaedibardeh set to make his return to the Chinese promotion after losing in the first round due to an arm injury to Yang Guang in a rematch against the Chinese fighter.