Legend Fighting Championship returns to Hong Kong for City of Dreams exclusively presents Legend 8, with Mongolian Jadamba making his first lightweight title defense against challenger Nam Yui Chul of South Korea at the AsiaWorld-Expo on 30 March.
Jadamba (7-2), who is ranked as one of the top 20 lightweight fighters in the world, won the Legend lightweight title with a split decision victory over Australia’s Adrian Pang at LEGEND 6 in October 2011 at the City of Dreams, Macau.
In his first title defense, he will match his precision striking against Legend veteran and fan favorite Nam (1-1-1 Legend, 13-3-1 overall), the former Spirit MC welterweight champion who now fights as a lightweight.
In the co-main event, Yusuke Kawanago of Japan (8-3-1) will face China’s Ji Xian (7-0) for the Legend featherweight title. Kawanago is known for his aggressive counter-striking style and is one of the hottest featherweight prospects in Japan. Half of his victories have come by knockout. The undefeated Ji has a sanda background but has also developed a reputation as one of China’s best grapplers. All seven of his victories have come by way of first-round submission. The winner of this matchup will make his first defense of the featherweight title against Fransino Tirta* at LEGEND 10in Jakarta in July.
“To have Legend back in Hong Kong, the place of its genesis, after more than a year is a great feeling,” said Michael Haskamp, Legend co-founder and managing director. “This is one of our best fight cards yet. Jadamba and Nam are two of the region’s most exciting fighters, and the Kawanago-Ji match-up pits a phenomenal striker against an outstanding grappler with world-class submission skills.”
Legend 8 will include four undercard fights and six main card fights. Doors to the AsiaWorld-Expo will open at 6:30 p.m. and the first undercard fight will begin at 7 p.m. The main card will begin at 9 p.m. (all times HKT).