‘Legend FC 13’ in Macau: Knockout artist Liu Lianjie to face top submission specialist Yuan Chunbo

Yuan Chunbo, Liu Lian Jie

Legend Fighting Championship, a pioneer of mixed martial arts in Asia, will mark its return to Macau at the prestigious MGM Theater on September 14, 2019. Knockout artist Liu Lianjie will meet China’s top submission specialist Yuan Chunbo in a main event thriller.

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

Liu comes to “Legend FC 13” on a three-fight win streak. His most recent victory is a split-decision win over Du Li Le at “Legend FC 12” in Guangzhou, China.

Also at “Legend FC 12,” Yuan defeated rising star Yi Zha with an impressive heel hook submission that had Yi limping out of the cage before the second round. On the other hand, Yuan, who hails from China’s Northeast and lives in Guangzhou, 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.” 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, China. The second semi-final sees Sichuan native Yu Jianhong face famed kickboxer Chang Juncheng and 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,” Legend FC chairman Matthew Kwok 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.”

Ticket information for “Legend FC 13” is available at www.tickets.mgm.mo. Check the complete fight card on Conan Daily

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Pakistan vs China: Shahzaib Rindh, Feng Lei fight at ‘ONE: Heart of the Lion’ in Singapore

Shahzaib Rindh, Feng Lei

Pakistan and China will be represented at “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” a ONE Championship event taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. In the fourth bout of the evening, Shahzaib Rindh of Pakistan will face “Silver Wolf” Feng Lei, 23, of China in a sanda contest under ONE Super Series in the featherweight division.

“ONE: Heart of the Lion” will feature 14 matches, which include nine mixed martial arts bouts and five ONE Super Series contests. The striking contests include three Muay Thai fights, one kickboxing bout and one sanda contest.

This makes Rindh and Feng the first two fighters to compete in a sanda contest in ONE Championship. The former is the only Pakistani fighter on the card.

Rindh is the reigning West Asia Kickboxing Welterweight Champion. He has been practicing Wushu since he was nine years old.

Feng, the 2014 All China Sanda Institute League 70 kg Champion and the 2016 Silk Road Hero Championship 65 kg 8-men Champion, is one of the two Chinese fighters competing at “ONE: Heart of the Lion.” In the second bout of the evening, Xie Bin of China will face Hisyam Samsudin of Malaysia in the bantamweight division.

In the co-main event of “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 30, of Singapore and Kazuki Tokudome, 31, of Tokyo, Japan will compete in an MMA match in a catch weight of 73 kg. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil will defend his title against ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines.

The bantamweight title unification bout will be a rematch between Fernandes and Belingon. Here is the full “ONE: Heart of the Lion” fight card:

PRELIMINARY CARD

  1. MMA featherweight: Anthony Engelen (Netherlands) vs Meas Meul (Cambodia)
  2. MMA bantamweight: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
  3. MMA bantamweight: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
  4. ONE Super Series sanda featherweight: Shahzaib Rindh (Pakistan) vs Feng Lei (China)
  5. MMA lightweight: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
  6. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Panicos Yusuf (Cyprus) vs Muangthai P.K.Saenchai Muaythaigym (Thailand)
  7. ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight: George Mann (United Kingdom) vs Smokin’ Jo Nattawut (Thailand)

MAIN CARD

  1. MMA featherweight: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
  2. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Andrew Miller (United Kingdom) vs Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 (Thailand)
  3. MMA strawweight: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
  4. MMA strawweight: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
  5. ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight 71 kg: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)

Co-Main Event

  1. MMA catchweight (73 kg): Christian Lee (Singapore) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)

Main Event

  1. ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)

 

Cancelled Bouts:

  • Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
  • Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
  • ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship: Xiong Jing Nan (China) vs Angela Lee (Singapore)

Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.

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Sanda is superior martial art, ONE Championship’s Tang De Pan wants to prove so

Tang De Pan (YouTube/ONE Championship)
Tang De Pan (YouTube/ONE Championship)

Also known as Chinese kickboxing, sanda is one of the underutilized martial arts in mixed martial arts. One of the fighters who use this self-defense system is ONE Championship athlete “The Demolition Man” Tang De Pan, 26, who hails from Yongzhou in the Hunan province of China.

Tang wants to prove the effectiveness of sanda against other styles and disciplines. Determined to challenge himself on the greatest stage possible, he aims to see how well he matches up against the best martial artists in the world in ONE Championship.

The Chinese MMA fighter took the first step towards his goal at “ONE: Dynasty of Champions (Changsha)” upon his ONE Championship debut in 2016, knocking out fellow countryman Zhou Biao via spectacular highlight-reel slam. After three bouts in the promotion, Tang now has 2 wins and 1 loss.

Competing in ONE Championship for the fourth time, Tang is scheduled to face Fu Chang Xin, 25, who is from Harbin, Heilongjiang, China at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” on July 7, 2018. The two Chinese MMA fighters will compete in the bantamweight division.

In 2011, Tang began training in martial arts because he loved the fun and excitement of competition and has never stopped growing his skill set since. In his professional MMA career, he has not competed in other promotions aside from ONE Championship.

Taking place at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China, “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will be headlined by Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei. The winner will be the very first ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion. .

“World-class martial arts makes a triumphant return to the beautiful city of Guangzhou with another spectacular event,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. He added that Yodcherry and Chuang will be joined by “several of the very best martial arts talent from China and the world.”

The last time Tang won in the cage was on December 9, 2017 at “ONE: Warriors of the World” in Bangkok, Thailand where he defeated Asraful “The Warrior” Islam of Dhaka, Bangladesh via unanimous decision. Watch the bout here:

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