Legend Fighting Championship 6

date:

30th October 2011 --- 4:00 PM (prelims), 6:00 PM (main card)

location:

City of Dreams, Macau   map

rundown:

On Sunday, October 30, MMA returns to Macau when City of Dreams exclusively presents Legend Fighting Championship 6!

Adrian “The Hunter” Pang steps back into the Legend Ring for his first defense of the Legend Lightweight Title. Undefeated at Legend, Pang intends to keep the Legend belt firmly around his waist. Facing off against him will be enigmatic Mongolian fighter Jadamba Narantungalag. Jadamba grabbed the MMA world’s attention after a three-round demolition of Japanese superstar Akihiro Gono last year – a victory which put him in line for the Sengoku Lightweight Championship. This match-up will be one of the year’s most highly anticipated contests in Asia-Pacific MMA.

In the co-main event of the evening, heavy-handed Chinese Boxing specialist Liu Wenbo makes his Legend debut against New Zealand Light Heavyweight Champion Sam Brown. Liu returns to the ring following the birth of his son, and will be looking to make a statement with a victory over the highly regarded and always dangerous Brown.

Also on the Legend 6 fight card, always exciting Australian brawler Rob Hill provides Korean standout Song Un Sik with a trial-by-fire introduction to the Legend Ring. And former Featherweight Tournament semi-finalists Yusuke Kawanago of Japan and Wu Chengjie of China square off for top contender status.

Also appearing on the card will be Legend veterans Kim Hoon (South Korea), Michael Mortimer (Australia), Rod MacSwain (New Zealand), and Vincent Siu (Hong Kong).

event card
LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
   Jadamba Narantungalag
fighter profile
 
height: 173 cm (5' 8")
weight: 70 kg (155 lb)
styles: Karate, Judo, Wrestling
MMA record: 8 - 3
nationality: Mongolia
   Adrian Pang
fighter profile
 
height: 168 cm (5' 6")
weight: 70 kg (155 lb)
styles: Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Wrestling
MMA record: 20 - 8 - 2
nationality: Australia
background:

Australia’s Adrian Pang has held the Legend Lightweight Championship since the title’s inception, and is currently riding a four-fight win streak. But on October 30, K-1 and Sengoku veteran Jadamba Narantungalag of Mongolia will seek to bring both to an end. A favorite among dedicated fight fans, Jadamba made his big mark on the MMA scene last August with his three-round destruction of Japanese superstar Akihiro Gono. With his Kyokushin base, Jadamba brings K-1 level striking to the Legend Ring. But to take the belt, the Mongolian will have to defeat Pang, a fighter who Jadamba himself has referred to as, “one of the most balanced, complete opponents I have faced.” With these two world-class competitors headlining the fight card, Legend 6 promises to be one of 2011’s best nights of combat sports entertainment.

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Jadamba Narantungalag wins by Split Decision at 5:00 of Round 3
   Liu Wenbo
fighter profile
 
height: 186 cm (6' 1")
weight: 93 kg (205 lb)
styles: Boxing, Brazilian Jiujitsu
MMA record: 8 - 5
nationality: China
   Sam Brown
fighter profile
 
height: 184 cm (6' 0")
weight: 93 kg (205 lb)
styles: Mixed Martial Arts
MMA record: 12 - 6 - 1
nationality: New Zealand
background:

Liu Wenbo’s powerful fighting style and intimidating appearance make him one of the most recognizable figures in Chinese MMA, known for his aggressiveness and raw strength. Over the past year, Liu has taken a break from his fighting career to spend time with his family following the birth of his first son. And on October 30, he returns to the ring to pick up where he left off. Staring him down from the opposite corner will be top-ranked New Zealand light heavyweight Sam Brown. Brown hails from the picturesque 300-person coastal town of Port Waikato, but is now based out of elite Auckland fight gym Strike Force. Both men will be looking to notch a victory on their Legend debuts. And with these two heavy-handed competitors known for their finishing power, this has the makings of a very short fight.

Sam Brown wins by Split Decision at 5:00 of Round 3
   Wang Guan
fighter profile
 
height: 180 cm (5' 11")
weight: 70 kg (155 lb)
styles: Sanda, Muay Thai
MMA record: 11 - 0 - 1
nationality: China
   Koji Ando
fighter profile
 
height: 178 cm (5' 10")
weight: 70 kg (155 lb)
styles: Muay Thai, Judo
MMA record: 8 - 3 - 2
nationality: Japan
background:

China’s Wang Guan is a representative of Xian Physical Education University, widely acknowledged as the wellspring of Chinese MMA. The holder of numerous titles in Sanda, Muay Thai, and Kickboxing, Wang has shown that he is equally adept at MMA, holding an undefeated record across seven fights. He will be coming into this fight on the heels of a six-week training camp in Xian run by Team Quest, the first-ever training collaboration between US and Chinese MMA teams. His opponent comes from an equally impressive pedigree and training background: Koji Ando is a product of elite Japanese MMA team Wajutsu Keishukai. A Judo Champion and veteran of Sengoku, Ando has quickly established himself as a lightweight to watch within Japan’s ultra-competitive MMA scene. And with China vs. Japan match-ups always producing explosive contests, this promises to be a fight to remember.

Wang Guan wins by Split Decision at 5:00 of Round 3
   Song Un Sik
fighter profile
 
height: 179 cm (5' 10")
weight: 70 kg (155 lb)
styles: Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing
MMA record: 9 - 3
nationality: South Korea
   Rob Hill
fighter profile
 
height: 175 cm (5' 9")
weight: 70 kg (155 lb)
styles: Mixed Martial Arts
MMA record: 11 - 9 - 1
nationality: Australia
background:

Considered one of Korea’s top lightweights, Song Un Sik was forced to put his career on hold to fulfill his military service commitments. But the drive to return to full-time training and competition remained deeply ingrained in him, and he plans to start his Legend career with a victory. However, this is easier said than done: his first opponent in the Legend Ring will be Australia’s Rob Hill. Hill’s “take-no-prisoners” fighting style and willingness to fight anyone have made him a fan favorite at Legend. He is coming off a Fight of the Night performance against Nam Yui Chul in July, and will be hunting for the same honors at Legend 6. Song is at his best under pressure, and Hill is known to be an absolute bully in the ring. With these two men facing off against one another, fight fans should expect fireworks.

KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT: Rob Hill wins by Knockout at 3:18 of Round 1
   Lee Yong Jae
fighter profile
 
height: 180 cm (5' 11")
weight: 77 kg (170 lb)
styles: Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai
MMA record: 7 - 3
nationality: South Korea
   Rod MacSwain
fighter profile
 
height: 180 cm (5' 11")
weight: 77 kg (170 lb)
styles: Mixed Martial Arts
MMA record: 13 - 3 - 1
nationality: New Zealand
background:

Having lost the Legend Welterweight Title to Bae Myung Ho in July, top New Zealand fighter Rod MacSwain seeks a return to the win column and title contention with a dominant victory on October 30. Disappointed in his last performance, MacSwain is putting himself through what he describes as “the hardest training camp of my life.” With 10 of his 12 victories coming by way of stoppage, the Kiwi will be looking to add to that tally with his upcoming contest against Korean standout Lee Yong Jae. But Lee is a formidable adversary: training alongside Team Posse teammate Nam Yui Chul, Lee has outstanding striking and grappling skills which have seen him take all five of his victories by knockout or submission, including two first-round victories in a one-night tournament last month. And with none of Lee’s contests having ever gone to a decision, MacSwain is in for a rough ride against the Korean’s highly aggressive fighting style.

Rod MacSwain wins by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 of Round 3
SUN CITY CUP
   Wu Chengjie
fighter profile
 
height: 174 cm (5' 9")
weight: 66 kg (145 lb)
styles: Sanda, Wrestling
MMA record: 5 - 5
nationality: China
   Yusuke Kawanago
fighter profile
 
height: 174 cm (5' 9")
weight: 66 kg (145 lb)
styles: Mixed Martial Arts
MMA record: 13 - 3 - 1
nationality: Japan
background:

Fight fans will remember Wu Chengjie and Yusuke Kawanago from their standout performances in July. Wu took Fransino Tirta to a decision, becoming the first man the Indonesian has been unable to finish. And Kawanago was at the wrong end of a controversial judges’ decision in his contest against Mark Striegl. Now both men look to return to title contention with a decisive victory at Legend 6. Wu brings an iron chin, a relentless pace, and a never-say-die attitude – all of which are perfect counters for Kawanago’s heavy hands and aggressive style. With the Legend Featherweight Title being contested at Legend 7, both men have their eye on a shot at the winner of that bout, but neither man can afford to look past this fight.

Yusuke Kawanago wins by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 of Round 3
   Kim Hoon
fighter profile
 
height: 185 cm (6' 1")
weight: 77 kg (170 lb)
styles: Mixed Martial Arts
MMA record: 9 - 9 - 1
nationality: South Korea
   Robert Whittaker
fighter profile
 
height: 181 cm (5' 11")
weight: 77 kg (170 lb)
styles: Mixed Martial Arts
MMA record: 11 - 2
nationality: Australia
background:

Robert Whittaker brings an impressive record into the Legend Ring: he is unbeaten across seven fights, having defeated all of his opponents by knockout or submission. Already considered one of the best welterweights in Australia, Whittaker now has his sights set on international competition, and he intends to make a big impression in his Legend debut. Looking to spoil those plans is the always dangerous Kim Hoon. Kim made a name for himself among Legend fans with his first fight at Legend 3, when he needed just 22 seconds to knock out Australia’s Justin Murray, a fighter who had previously never been finished. In his subsequent Welterweight Championship fight against New Zealand’s Rod MacSwain, he became the first man to drop MacSwain, almost knocking him out in the first round with a vicious punch combination. In this battle between a rising star and a hardened veteran, fight fans should expect both men to come out looking for an early finish.

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Kim Hoon wins by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:01 of Round 1
   Ereneo Galindez
 
 
height: 165 cm (5' 5")
weight: 61 kg (135 lb)
styles: Boxing, Muay Thai
MMA record: 4 - 1
nationality: Philippines
   Michael Mortimer
fighter profile
 
height: 172 cm (5' 8")
weight: 61 kg (135 lb)
styles: Muay Thai, Wrestling
MMA record: 16 - 4
nationality: Australia
background:

With two impressive victories back in his native Australia since a narrow decision loss to Legend Bantamweight Champion Yao Honggang at Legend 4, Michael Mortimer returns to the ring to seek his first Legend victory. A product of elite Australian academy Integrated MMA, Mortimer brings both knockout power and slick submission skills into the ring, and will be looking to put himself back on track for a title shot with a decisive victory. But he will be squaring off against an equally impressive opponent: Filipino striking specialist Ereneo Galindez. Originally a Boxer, Galindez has developed an increasingly dangerous array of grappling skills, and is undefeated across four fights. With both fighters hunting for a quick finish, fans will be in for an explosive contest.

Michael Mortimer wins by Submission (Armbar) at 4:20 of Round 1
   Danaa Batgerel
fighter profile
 
height: 171 cm (5' 7")
weight: 61 kg (135 lb)
styles: Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiujitsu
MMA record: 4 - 1
nationality: Mongolia
   Vincent Siu
 
 
height: 168 cm (5' 6")
weight: 61 kg (135 lb)
styles: Karate, Brazilian Jiujitsu
MMA record: 0 - 2
nationality: Hong Kong
background:

Kyokushin Karate black belt Vincent Siu made his MMA debut in July in a hard-fought debut performance against undefeated Taiwanese striker Sung Ming-Yen. Although Siu came away without the victory, his first taste of competitive MMA made him eager for a second bite at the apple, and he will have his opportunity to notch his first win on October 30. Standing in the way will be Mongolian Muay Thai Champion Danaa Batgerel. A student and teammate of Jadamba Narantungalag, Danaa is undaunted at the prospect of fighting Siu in front of the Hong Kong fighter’s hometown audience, and intends to begin his Legend career with a victory. With these two strikers starting off the fight card, fans can expect them to set an exciting pace for the rest of the evening.

Danaa Batgerel wins by Technical Knockout (Referee Stoppage) at 3:39 of Round 1