So far we only have one international MMA championship that’s been holding events here in Malaysia, and how is that enough to satisfy fans of the sport like myself? But our cries are now answered as another whole different MMA tournament will make its debut here at Chin Woo Stadium Kuala Lumpur on the 27th of April 2013 – Legend Fighting Championship.
I have not seen any Legend FC event but I am definitely looking forward to this 11th one as two title fights will be featured. Current Legend Lightweight Champion, Jadamba Narantungalag from Mongolia (I can’t pronounce his last name either), will defend his belt against Japan’s dangerous ground specialist, Koji “The Commando” Ando. The other title fight is between China’s Ji Xian “The Executioner” and Augustin “Tamasak” Delarmino for the Legend Bantamweight Championship.
Besides those championship bouts, Legend FC 11 will also feature our local boys Muhammad Hanif and Sam Chan. The home crowd in the stadium will be definitely pay great attention for this particular fight as it will be the only bout featuring Malaysian fighters. Both of them have yet to win in Legend FC so they’ll definitely be seeing this outing as a golden opportunity. I have seen Hanif fight in local tourneys and this guy is one tough and courageous kid. I, too, have seen Sam fought multiple occasions locally and also got to grapple with him once when I first started learning martial arts and of course, he’s beaten me easily. It’ll be interesting for me to see both these fellows go head-to-head on a bigger stage this coming 27th in KL.
Legend 11 tickets are available through Airasia Redtix (www.airasiaredtix.com). For more information, please visit the Legend Fighting Championship website at www.legendfc.com.