Full Card Set For Legend FC’s Return To Macau On September 14

Hong Kong – Legend Fighting Championship, a pioneer of mixed martial arts in Asia, will mark its return to Macau at the prestigious MGM Theater on Saturday, 14 September, when knockout artist Liu Lianjie meets China’s top submission specialist Yuan Chunbo in a main event thriller.

Ticket information for Legend 13 is available at http://www.tickets.mgm.mo.

Hailing from Southeast China and living in Beijing, Liu is a veteran of Chinese MMA. Trained at the famed Shaolin Temple, Liu has gone on to establish himself as a knockout artist with aggressive ground-and-pound, fast hands and a solid wrestling pedigree.

He comes to Legend FC 13 on a three-fight win streak, his most recent being a split-decision win over Du Li Le at Legend FC 12.

Hailing from China’s Northeast and living in Guangzhou, Yuan Chunbo defeated rising star Yi Zha at Legend FC 12 with an impressive heel hook submission that had Yi limping out of the cage before the second round, while Yuan had barely broken a sweat.

Further down the card, decorated MMA and Sanda fighter Tenglige will make his debut inside the Legend FC ‘Bafang’ against Yi Zha, who will be looking for redemption after a tough loss at Legend FC 12 in Guangzhou.

Legend FC is also pleased to announce a four-man 80kg Sanda Tournament to bring the striking art of Sanda to the world stage.

In the first semi-final of the night, highly entertaining striker Yang Zhanwang returns to meet Aerdake Apaer, a wresting wizard who hails from the ethnic region of Xinjiang.

The second semi-final sees Sichuan native Yu Jianhong face famed kickboxer Chang Juncheng. Both men are coming off impressive wins at Legend FC 12.

The tournament semi-finals will follow modified Legend FC Sanda rules, winners will then meet in the finals under full Legend FC MMA rules, allowing athletes to pursue attacks on a grounded opponent.

“We’re always looking for exciting athletes and exciting new ways to present competition,” Matthew Kwok, Legend FC Chairman, said.

“Legend FC has an amazing track record of unearthing some of the best talent in Asia and we are incredibly proud to continue this tradition as we head into the next round of events.”

Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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