August 7, 2020

Former train welder back on track for UFC as China base reopens

Shanghai (AFP) – Before becoming one of China’s most feared MMA fighters, Song Kenan worked as a welder for the country’s rapidly developing high-speed railway. He has no wish to return to assembling trains.So the man nicknamed “The Assassin” was among the first through the door when the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) reopened its Performance Institute in Shanghai this week.The multimillion-dollar facility shut at the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak in February but is now welcoming back many of the country’s best fighters.They include Zhang Weili, China’s first and so far only UFC…


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