Top Chinese welterweight Li Jingliang holds off Australian Dan Pauling in co-main event

Macau, June 16, 2012 (Saturday) — A lively capacity crowd at City of Dreams witnessed top-ranked Japanese fighter Koji Ando defeat Australian brawler Rob Hill by judges’ decision after three rounds in the main event of City of Dreams exclusively presents Legend 9.  Koji has now won five of his last six fights. With this win, Ando has earned the right to face reigning champion Jadamba Narantungalag for the Legend Lightweight Title at Legend 11.

“I’ve got the title in my sights,” said Ando. “I’m looking forward to proving that I have what it takes to beat Jadamba!”

China Top Team’s welterweight Li “The Leech” Jingliang defeated Australian Dan Pauling via judges’ decision after three rounds in the Legend 9 co-main event. With the win, Li improves his record to 13-3 overall as he sets his sights on another shot at the Legend Welterweight Title.

In the four-man bantamweight tournament, former Legend titleholder Yao Honggang of China triumphed over Filipino Agustin Delarmino, Jr., by submission in the first round, and Japan’s Taiyo Nakahara defeated Korean showman Jo Nam Jin by judges’ decision after three rounds. Yao will face off against Nakahara for the Legend Bantamweight Title at Legend 10.

The fight between Wu Haotian and Damien Brown earned Fight of the Night honors. Ji Xian earned Submission of the Night with a first round guillotine choke win over Australian Jack Gooderham in the first minute.

“We continue to be wowed by the audiences here at City of Dreams,” said Mr. Michael Haskamp, Legend co-founder and managing director. “It’s a fantastic venue that always hosts extremely competitive fights. Tonight was no exception; our main card may have been Legend’s best yet.”



Main Event
Koji Ando (Japan) VS Rob Hill (Australia)
Koji Ando (Japan) defeated Rob Hill (Australia) by judges’ decision at 5:00 of round 3

Li Jingliang (China) VS Dan Pauling (Australia)
Li Jingliang (China) defeated Dan Pauling (Australia) by judges’ decision at 5:00 of round 3

Other Main Card
Wu Haotian (China) VS Damien Brown (Australia)
Damien Brown (Australia) defeated Wu Haotian (China) by judges’ decision at 5:00 of round 3

Yao Honggang (China) VS Agustin Delarmino, Jr. (Philippines)
Yao Honggang (China) defeated Agustin Delarmino, Jr. (Philippines) by technical submission (rear naked choke) at 1:38 of round 1

Hideto Tatsumi (Japan) VS Pat Crawley (New Zealand)
Hideto Tatsumi (Japan) defeated Pat Crawley (New Zealand) by judges’ decision at 5:00 of round 3

Sun City Cup
Ji Xian (China) VS Jack Gooderham (Australia)
Ji Xian (China) defeated Jack Gooderham (Australia) by technical submission (guillotine choke) at 0:34 of round 1

Other Undercard
Taiyo Nakahara (Japan) VS Jo Nam Jin (Korea)
Taiyo Nakahara (Japan) defeated Jo Nam Jin (Korea) by judges’ decision at 5:00 of round 3

Choi Yeong Gwang (Korea) VS Rob Lisita (Australia)
Rob Lisita (Australia) defeated Choi Yeong Gwang (Korea) by judges’ decision at 5:00 of round 3

Wu Chengjie (China) VS Daniel Hooker (New Zealand)
Daniel Hooker (New Zealand) defeated Wu Chengjie (China) by technical knockout (doctor stoppage) at 3:44 of round 1

Muhammad Hanif Bin Zainal (Malaysia) VS Diego Cuenca (Philippines)
Diego Cuenca (Philippines) defeated Muhammad Hanif Bin Zainal (Malaysia) by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:17 of round 1

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