‘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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Brazil vs China: Jessica Andrade, Zhang Weili fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 157’ in Shenzhen, Guangdong

Li Jingliang, Jessica Andrade, Zhang Weili, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC Fight Night 157” (a.k.a. “UFC on ESPN+ 15″)
  • Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Date: August 31, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil
  1. Karolline Rosa Cavedo
  2. Lara Fritzen Procopio
  3. Thiago Moises
  4. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  5. Jessica Andrade
China
  1. Heili Alateng
  2. Su Mudaerji
  3. Kenan Song
  4. Wu Yanan
  5. Li Jingliang
  6. Zhang Weili
Japan 1. Mizuki Inoue
Mongolia 1. Batgerel Danaa
New Zealand 1. Kai Kara-France
Russia
  1. Damir Ismagulov
  2. Khadis Ibragimov
South Korea
  1. Da Un Jung
  2. Jun Yong Park
United States
  1. Andre Soukhamthath
  2. Anthony Hernandez
  3. Derrick Krantz
  4. Mark de la Rosa

Bout #: 11 of 11 (Main Event)

Blue Corner (Challenger)

  • Name: “Magnum” Zhang Weili
  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Hebei, China
  • Gym: Black Tiger Fight Club, Beijing, China
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 19 wins, 1 loss
  • UFC record before fight night: 3 wins, 0 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Danielle Taylor, Jessica Aguilar, Tecia Torres

Red Corner (Defending Champion)

  • Name: Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade
  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Parana, Brazil
  • Gym: Paraná Vale Tudo, Parana
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 20 wins, 6 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 11 wins, 4 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Rosi Sexton, Raquel Pennington, Larissa Pacheco, Sarah Moras, Jessica Penne, Joanne Calderwood, Angela Hill, Claudia Gadelha, Tecia Torres, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Rose Namajunas

Result (Title Bout)

  • Division: UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
  • Referee: Leon Roberts
  • Winner: “Magnum” Zhang Weili
  • Method: Knockout
  • Time and Round: 0:42 of Round 1

As the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, Zhang became the first ever UFC champion of Chinese descent. She is the fifth woman to hold the title.

In the co-main event, Elizeu “Capoiera” Zaleski dos Santos, 32, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and “The Leech” Li Jingliang, 31,of Xinjiang, China competed in the welterweight division. The Chinese contender knocked out his Brazilian opponent via punches in the third round.

“UFC Fight Night 157” is the third UFC event to take place in Shenzhen. Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

China vs Brazil: Li Jingliang, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 157’ in Shenzhen, Guangdong

Li Jingliang, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Li Jingliang, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC Fight Night 157” (a.k.a. “UFC on ESPN+ 15″)
  • Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Date: August 31, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil
  1. Karolline Rosa Cavedo
  2. Lara Fritzen Procopio
  3. Thiago Moises
  4. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  5. Jessica Andrade
China
  1. Heili Alateng
  2. Su Mudaerji
  3. Kenan Song
  4. Wu Yanan
  5. Li Jingliang
  6. Zhang Weili
Japan 1. Mizuki Inoue
Mongolia 1. Batgerel Danaa
New Zealand 1. Kai Kara-France
Russia
  1. Damir Ismagulov
  2. Khadis Ibragimov
South Korea
  1. Da Un Jung
  2. Jun Yong Park
United States
  1. Andre Soukhamthath
  2. Anthony Hernandez
  3. Derrick Krantz
  4. Mark de la Rosa

Bout #: 10 of 11 (Co-Main Event)

Blue Corner

  • Name: Elizeu “Capoiera” Zaleski dos Santos 
  • Age: 32
  • Hometown: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
  • Gym: CM System, Curitiba
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 21 wins, 5 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 7 wins, 1 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Omari Akhmedov, Keita Nakamura, Lyman Good, Max Griffin, Sean Strickland, Luigi Vendramini, Curtis Millender

Red Corner

  • Name: “The Leech” Li Jingliang
  • Age: 31
  • Hometown: Xinjiang, China
  • Gym: China Top Team, Beijing, China
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 16 wins, 5 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 7 wins, 3 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: David Michaud, Dhiego Lima, Anton Zafir, Bobby Nash, Frank Camacho, Zak Ottow, Daichi Abe, David Zawada

Result

  • Division: Welterweight
  • Referee: John Sharp
  • Winner: LI JINGLIANG
  • Method: Technical Knockout via Punches
  • Time and Round: 4:50 of Round 3

In the main event of “UFC Fight Night 157,” “Magnum” Zhang Weili, 30, became the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, making her the first ever UFC champion of Chinese descent. She dethroned defending champion Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade, 27, of Parana, Brazil via a first-round knockout.

“UFC Fight Night 157” is the third UFC event to take place in Shenzhen. Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

China vs USA: Kenan Song, Derrick Krantz fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 157’ in Shenzen, Guangdong

Derrick Krantz, Kenan Song
Derrick Krantz, Kenan Song
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC Fight Night 157” (a.k.a. “UFC on ESPN+ 15″)
  • Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Date: August 31, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil
  1. Karolline Rosa Cavedo
  2. Lara Fritzen Procopio
  3. Thiago Moises
  4. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  5. Jessica Andrade
China
  1. Heili Alateng
  2. Su Mudaerji
  3. Kenan Song
  4. Wu Yanan
  5. Li Jingliang
  6. Zhang Weili
Japan 1. Mizuki Inoue
Mongolia 1. Batgerel Danaa
New Zealand 1. Kai Kara-France
Russia
  1. Damir Ismagulov
  2. Khadis Ibragimov
South Korea
  1. Da Un Jung
  2. Jun Yong Park
United States
  1. Andre Soukhamthath
  2. Anthony Hernandez
  3. Derrick Krantz
  4. Mark de la Rosa

Bout #: 8 of 11

Blue Corner

  • Name: Derrick “D-Rock” Krantz
  • Age: 31
  • Hometown: Marshall, Texas, United States
  • Gym: Longview MMA/Team 515, Longview, Texas
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 24 wins, 11 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 0 win, 1 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: N/A

Red Corner

  • Name: Kenan “The Assassin” Song
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Tangshan, Hebei, China
  • Gym: Jackson Wink MMA Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 14 wins, 5 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 2 wins, 1 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Bobby Nash, Hector Aldana

Result

  • Division: Welterweight
  • Referee:  John Sharp
  • Winner: KENAN SONG
  • Method: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Rounds: 3

In the main event of “UFC Fight Night 157,” “Magnum” Zhang Weili, 30, became the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, making her the first ever UFC champion of Chinese descent. She dethroned defending champion Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade, 27, of Parana, Brazil via a first-round knockout.

In the co-main event, Elizeu “Capoiera” Zaleski dos Santos, 32, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and “The Leech” Li Jingliang, 31,of Xinjiang, China competed in the welterweight division. The Chinese contender knocked out his Brazilian opponent via punches in the third round.

“UFC Fight Night 157” is the third UFC event to take place in Shenzhen. Watch the full post-fight press conference here: