Aussie Aussie Aussie – oi oi oi!
The “Pan-Pacific” powerhouse take full advantage of their “Austral-asia” policy of employment, taking on notable Australian fighters such as Rob Hill and tapping into that lucrative market. On the forthcoming late August card, Legend FC 10, there is rumoured to be no less than “half a dozen” Australians on the card!
Also featured will be a featherweight title defence from Japanese knock-out artist Yusuke Kawanago. Hailed as one of the more entertaining recent fighters out of The Land of the Rising Sun, Kawanago aka “Bancho” (Leader) dropped his Legend debut to undefeated 9-0 Mark Striegl via split decision in an even fight, but rebounded with two successive victories, the latter of which won him the Legend FC Featherweight championship.
It is not know who he will defend the belt against – a Striegl rematch would be fantastic, but the Eddie Ng lookalike is currently spending his time petitioning for other fights in other promotions, to the displeasure of some. Rumour has it that the opponent may be heading from the Phuket area to fight Kawanago! stay tuned for more on that.
The Hong Kong promotion always put on decent events, and I’m sure the rumour mill will turn some more before it comes time to enjoy their second card. Stay tuned to FightSportAsia for more coverage of this top 10 world promotion.
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