Asian MMA: Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Koji Ando among 3 title fights set for Legend FC 11

Photo by Anton Tabuena

Legend FC 11 will be headlined by 3 title fights, including a lightweight title fight between Jadamba Narantungalag and Koji Ando.

Legend Fighting Championship will be returning for their 11th show on April 27. The promotion which has hosted shows in Hong Kong and Macau, will be moving to a different country this time, and will have Legend FC 11 at the Chin Woo Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As sources within the promotion have informed on late Friday night, the card will have three title fights.

One of Asia's top lightweights in Jadamba Narantungalag (8-2) is set for a highly anticipated return when he looks to make the 2nd defense of his lightweight title, this time against Japanese contender, Koji Ando (7-3).

Jadamba first climbed the lightweight rankings by beating top guys in Sengoku, and after signing with Legend FC, he has beaten the likes of top Korean Nam Yui Chul, and Adrian Pang. Ando on the other hand, is coming off two straight wins in the promotion against Rob Hill and Damien Brown.

The second title fight on the card comes with a bit of a surprise, as they've pit China's Yi Jingliang and Luke Jumeau for the vacant welterweight strap. Bae Myung Ho is the reigning Legend FC welterweight champ, and after a long stretch of contractual issues that reportedly prevented him from joining the UFC ranks, sources tell us that he has been released following a Conscription notice for a Mandatory Korean Military service.

All South Korean men have to serve 2 years in the Military, and being conscripted will mean that Bae won't be allowed to compete during that time, nor will he be allowed to leave the country a few months before his service. He will still be allowed to take a few farewell fights with Korean promotion Road FC before he starts his service, but it's a shame that such a talented welterweight -- that has even drawn praise and attention from the UFC -- will be losing two years off his prime.

The third and final title fight on the card will be between Ji Xian and Augustin Delarmino, and it will be for the vacant bantamweight title. The top Chinese prospect in Ji has already beaten two of Delarmino's teammates, including his brother Leonard.

On the main card, former middleweight contender "Hungry" Yang Hae Jun moves back up to Light Heavyweight to take on Sam Brown. Also set for the event, highly regarded Japanese prospect Yusuke Kasuya will take on Damien Brown, and Hanif Bin Zainal will go against Rocky Lee of Taiwan.

Here's the current fight card so far:

Legend FC 11
April 27, 2013 -- Chin Woo Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

- Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Koji Ando [LW Title]
- Yi Jingliang vs. Luke Jumeau [WW Title]
- Ji Xian vs. Augustin Delarmino [BW Title]
- Yang Hae Jun vs. Sam Brown
- Yusuke Kasuya vs. Damien Brown
- Hanif Bin Zainal vs. Rocky Lee.

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