A packed AsiaWorld-Expo saw defending lightweight champion Jadamba Narantungalag of Mongolia end South Korean Nam Yui Chul’s three-match Legend win streak by submission at 0:58 in the second round the main event of Legend 8 at City of Dreams, Macau.
In the wild featherweight championship co-main event Chinese submission specialist Xi Jian lost to Japanese rival Yusuke Kawanago, who pulled out a submission of his own in the final minute of the second round. The exciting, frenetic bout was also named “Fight of the Night.”
Australian Rob Hill earned the “Submission of the Night” award with a rear naked choke of Japan’s Yusuke Kasyua. Filipino fighter Augustin Delarmino, Jr. won the Legend prize for “Knockout of the Night” his stunning victory over Kiwi and Legend rookie Kai Kara-France.
In another Legend milestone, two Hong Kong fighters faced off against each other, with Terrance Chan winning a turnaround victory over Alex Lee with an arm bar submission in the second round.
“Hong Kong is the birthplace of Legend, and we always anticipate exciting matchups here,” said Legend co-founder Chris Pollak.
“Legend 8 was a great homecoming for us. Our fighters didn’t disappoint, it was a special night.”
Legend 9 will be held on June 16 at City of Dreams, Macau.
Legend 8 Results:
Jadamba Narantungalag def. Nam Yui Chul
Submission 0:58 in R2
Yusuke Kawanago def. Ji Xian
Submission at 4:18 in R2
Sam Brown def. Yuki Niimura
Keita Nakamura def. Kim Hoon
Technical knockout (injury) after one round
Wu Haotian def. Daniel Hooker
Submission at 4:52 in R2
Rob Hill def. Yusuke Kasuya
Submission at 4:55 in R1
Wu Chengjie def. Leonard Delarmino
Danaa Batgerel def. Jazor Ablasi (Philippines)
Agustin Delarmino, Jr. def. Kai Kara-France
Knockout (referee stoppage) at 0:29 in R3
Terrance Chan def. Alex Lee
Submission at 1:55 in R2