Yuan Chunbo VS Liu Lianjie
In the main event of Legend 13, knockout artist Liu Lian Jie returns to meet China’s top submission specialist Yuan Chunbo in a classic striker vs grappler match-up.
The two competitors were originally due to clash in 2016, but an injured Yuan was forced to withdraw from the highly anticipated bout. They are now set to do battle inside the MGM Theatre on 14 September.
Hailing from Southeast China and living in Beijing, Liu is a veteran of Chinese MMA. Trained in the famed Shaolin Temple, Liu has since established himself as a knockout artist with aggressive ground-and-pound, fast hands and a solid wrestling pedigree.
He comes to Legend 13 riding a three-ﬁght win streak, his most recent being a split-decision win over Du Li Le at Legend 12.
Hailing from China’s Northeast and living in Guangzhou, Yuan defeated rising star Yi Zha at Legend 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.-