Art of War put on 15 events between 2005 and 2009 and featured fighters like Leandro Issa, Xian Ji, Fransino Tirta, Jingliang Li, Jadamba Narantungalag and Tiequan Zhang.

The Chinese promotion folded seven years ago but will be making a comeback with a card on 18 January.

Art of War 16 is set for Beijing and will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Ole Laursen and Ansagan Kuseinov. The former is a Danish-Filipino kickboxer who will need be introduction to Asian MMA fans while the latter hails from Kazakhstan.

Laursen (6-4) featured on two previous Art of War cards, winning both fights by first round stoppage. Since then he has gone on to establish himself as a major MMA star fighting for promotions such as Dare, Martial Combat and, most notably, ONE Championship.

Kuseinov (5-3) is five years younger than his opponent and has fought six times in the past two years. Laursen, by contrast, hasn’t competed in MMA since suffering a submission loss at the hands of American welterweight Joe Ray in 2013.

Also on the card is a bout between Chinese bantamweights Rijirigala Amu (9-4) and Yuan Ye (1-1-1) while Russia’s Oleg Olenyechev (4-1) will take on Korean Jun Young Park (2-1) in a lightweight matchup.