Chang Juncheng and Yu Jianhong set to headline Legend 14 in Macau

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Chang Juncheng returns to headline Legend 14. Photo: Laura Marques.

Legend Fighting Championship will close out the year in Macau on 28 December with a stellar card set for the MGM Theater.

Two rising stars of Chinese MMA will clash in the main event as Yu Jianhong looks for redemption against a surging Chang Juncheng. The two men first met in the semi-final of the 80kg Sanda Tournament at Legend 13, where Yu edged out Chang in a tightly-contested split decision.

Both athletes bring an impressive resume to the Legend 14 main event.

Chang’s knockout power was on full display during his promotional debut at Legend 12 in Guangzhou, where he finished his opponent just 30 seconds into the opening round.

Yu, another to make his Legend debut in Guangzhou, is life-long striker and kickboxer who fought his way to the Grand Finals of the 80kg Sanda Tournament at Legend 13 in Macau only to be stopped by tournament winner Yang Zhanwang.

Evenly matched on the feet, this bout will finally prove who is the most complete fighter when they meet under full Legend FC MMA rules on 28 December.

Supermom returns

The co-main of Legend 14 will sees “Supermom” Miao Jie step into the Legend FC ‘Bafang’ for the first time against striker Liu Jie.

Miao, who lives and trains in Shanghai, brings a solid ground game to Legend. A black belt in Judo and BJJ, Miao has a high finishing rate and will be coming to Legend 14 confident of a win.

But her 19-year-old opponent is no slouch. Liu trains out of Giant Bull in Beijing alongside her brother and Legend FC veteran Liu Lian Jie. She brings a solid pedigree in boxing that should produce some exciting exchanges.

Legend FC chairman Matthew Kwok said it has been a “landmark year” for Legend.

“Chinese MMA continues to grow and we are proud to be in a unique position to showcase some of the fastest-rising stars of what is now a booming sport right across Mainland China.”

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