Yao Honggang
height 171 cm (5' 7") China
weight 61 kg (135 lb)  
born 10/09/1981  
styles Wrestling, Sanda  
MMA record 7 - 4  
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Unlike most of his fellow Chinese MMA fighters, who come from a Sanda background, Yao has the distinction of being the first ever practitioner of Shuaijiao – traditional Chinese Wrestling – to step into the MMA ring. Prior to transitioning to MMA, Yao compiled an impressive Wrestling record of 47-8, winning multiple championships including the Beijing Chinese Wrestling Championships, the Hebei Provincial Wrestling Championships, and the National Wrestling Tournament. Now training under Ruy Menezes as a member of China Top Team, Yao has focused on improving his striking and submission skills, and has become one of China’s most promising bantamweight fighters.

Legend Fight history

result opponent method event date round
Win Agustin Delarmino, Jr. Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Legend FC 9 16/06/2012 1 (1:38)
Loss Jumabieke Tuerxun Decision (Split) Legend FC 7 11/02/2012 3 (5:00)
Win Jo Nam Jin Decision (Unanimous) Legend FC 5 16/07/2011 3 (5:00)
Win Michael Mortimer Decision (Unanimous) Legend FC 4 27/01/2011 3 (5:00)

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