Narantungalag Inks Legend FC Deal; October Debut Booked

By Mike Whitman Aug 25, 2011
Jadamba Narantungalag has signed with China’s Legend FC promotion. | Photo: Taro Irei

Mongolian lightweight Jadamba Narantungalag has signed with Chinese promotion Legend Fighting Championship, the organization announced Thursday. The kyokushin karate practitioner will debut with the promotion at Legend FC 6 in October. His opponent, along with the rest of the fight card, is expected to be announced next month.

Narantungalag, 35, competed in kickboxing prior to his MMA career, losing K-1 MAX bouts to the likes of top competitors Buakaw Por Pramuk and Masato. The lightweight made his MMA debut in 2004 against Norifumi Yamamoto, falling to “Kid” by first-round knockout.

After suffering another defeat, Narantungalag found his rhythm in MMA, notching four straight wins before making his inaugural Sengoku Raiden Championship appearance at SRC 14 in August 2010. The Mongolian shocked Akihiro Gono, upsetting the Pride Fighting Championships and UFC veteran by earning a unanimous decision and spoiling his lightweight debut. Most recently, the Team Asashoryu export earned his second-straight win in the SRC ring, knocking out Kazunori Yokota in just over two minutes in December.


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