IMPI World Series held its fourth event in Hong Kong earlier this month with a 10 fight card headlined IMPI founder Vuyisile Colossa, who stepped in to face Marcelo Tenorio on just two days notice.

Tenorio, who last fought at Full Metal Dojo 10, was scheduled to face Indian heavy hitter Michael Pereira, but dropped out of the card at the last minute.

It was a welcomed return back to Hong Kong for IMPI, who is now gaining momentum in an industry that has struggled to match the growth of MMA in countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

With a near sellout audience at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, IMPI is also building sponsor interest from the likes of Harley-Davidson Hong Kong and Carlton & United Breweries.

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IMPI World Series Asia 4 saw the return of Hong Kong favourite’s Nosh Khanzada and Henry Tong, who both notched up convincing wins, while while female fighter Ramona Pascual faced Malaysia fighter Ella Tang.

Kicking off the evening was a match between IMPI’s youngest fighter Adrian Wu, who secured a unanimous decision victory against Simon Tse.

But all eyes were fixed firms on the main event, where Vuyisile Colossa stepped into the cage for the first time since May 2014 to face Brazilian heavyweight Marcelo Tenorio. Colossa put on an intelligent striking performance against his taller opponent by keeping distance and picking his shots. He eventually got delivered a devastating ground and pound before the referee stepped in to stop the fight.

Next up the promotion is a second card in South Africa, before heading to China for a show in Nanjing in mid-November. A fifth show is also planned for Hong Kong in December.

Official Results: IMPI World Series 4

Vuyisile Colossa defeats Marcelo Tenorio
TKO (punches) at Round 3 (2:32)

Nosh Khan defeats Arben Escayo
TKO (strikes) at Round 1 (1:15)

Ramona Pascual defeats Ella Tang
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at Round 2 (5:00)

Henry Tong defeats Redd Baluyos
Unanimous Decision, 3 rounds

Pui Long Tsoi defeats Chalermchon Ratchakhom
Submission (Triangle Choke) Round 2 (3:03)

Tony Chu defeats Nathan Lesichke [White Collar MMA]
Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2 (2:26)

Craig Barnish defeats Jacob Cheung [White Collar Boxing]
Unanimous Decision, three rounds

Cookie Wong defeats Roshelle Lestino [Extreme Standup Fight]
TKO (Referee Stoppage) Round 2 (1:55)

Adrian Wu defets Simon Tse
Unanimous Decision, three rounds