Legend Fighting Championship returns to Macau at MGM COTAI First multi-fight deal at MGM Theater announced
Legend Fighting Championship returns to Macau at MGM COTAI
First multi-fight deal at MGM Theater announced
Hong Kong: Legend Fighting Championship, a pioneer of mixed martial arts in Asia, is pleased to announce it will return to Macau on Saturday, 14 September for the ﬁrst of several major events lined up over the next 12 months.
Legend 13 is set to take place at the prestigious MGM Theater under a new partnership with the MGM. Dubbed Asia’s ﬁrst dynamic theater, the MGM Theater will transform into a world-class ﬁghting venue for the ﬁrst time to welcome the partnership.
“Macau has major signiﬁcance for Legend. It was the ﬁrst international market for us outside of Hong Kong, so we are very pleased to be returning for this historic event,” Matthew Kwok, Legend Fighting Championship Chairman, said.
“Macau will also represent the ﬁrst of several major events planned for the next 12 months, including a second event at the MGM Theater in late December 2019.”
Earlier this year Legend announced Audie Attar, respected sports manager and President of Paradigm Sports Management, had joined Legend Fighting Championship as a founding board member to play a pivotal role in the business.
“We are proud to partner with the historic MGM brand. It’s a name synonymous with some of the greatest combat sports events in history. Legend has always been known for its electric ﬁght nights and we look forward to writing a new, exciting page in Chinese MMA history inside the magniﬁcent MGM Theater,” Attar added.
The event marks Legend FC’s ﬁrst return to Macau since 2012, where Japanese veteran Koji Ando defeated Australia’s Rob Hill in the main event of Legend 9.
Legend FC held its ﬁrst-ever event in January 2010 and went on to shape Asia’s MMA scene for years, launching the careers of UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, Li Jingling and Wang Guan.
The promotion returned with its relaunch event, Legend 12, on 15 September last year in Guangzhou, China.
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About Legend Fighting Championship:
Legend Fighting Championship (Legend FC) is China‘s original mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, which invites national champion ﬁghters from across Asia-Paciﬁc to compete for regional supremacy. Legend is unique among MMA tournaments in that it focuses exclusively on Asia-Paciﬁc ﬁghters. Legend FC is also a stepping stone to enter international competitions. In 2018, Legend FC returned with a new look, and all-professional martial arts ﬁghters from China under international MMA rules.