Check out the results below and the cools pics of the event from the KLNBJJ BLOG.
Dramatic Finale for Legends Mixed Martial Arts
Hong Kong Debut
Monday, January 11 – In a dramatic finale to an action-packed Legend professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Hong Kong debut, the final, white-knuckle bout of the evening was declared a draw.
Adrian Pang of Australia (29) and Korea’s Nam Yui-Chul (28) proved so evenly matched that the judges declared their bout a majority draw, despite it going the full three rounds, with the pair locked in intense battle throughout.
Despite the disappointment of not taking the win, Pang was upbeat: “I thought the fight was good. He hit me in the eye early and after that it swelled, so it was harder for me to judge the distance. I was slower to get started. Nam is tough and very strong. It was a great experience to fight in Hong Kong.”
In the other headline event of the nine-bout event card, two-time China National Sanda Champion Zhao Zilong (23) triumphed over former Heavyweight MMA Champion of the Philippines Vicente Pajaro (33) in the first round after a TKO (technical knockout) after two minutes.
Zhao, who recently appeared in the movie ‘Xanda’, was thrilled to have won in the SAR: “It feels really good to compete here in Hong Kong, the land so famous for kung fu. MMA competition is still in its early stages in China, and I hope I can build the path, to help bring Chinese fighters into international competition.”
He was also full of praise for the Hong Kong crowd: “The atmosphere was really great. This is my first time to feel the support and hear the applause. Thank you to all the Hong Kong supporters!”
Prior to the two headline events, Korean Bae Myung-Ho (23) beat Japan’s Yoshimoto Watanabe (24) with a triangle choke with one second remaining of the second round. The clash between Mongolia’s Dorjderem Munkhbayasgalan (30) and Dylan Andrews (30) of New Zealand was declared no-contest due to an un-intentional foul by the Mongolian.
Image attached: Zhao Zilong (left)
January 11, 2010
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