Pang to Defend Legend FC Title Against Jadamba on Oct. 30

By Chris Nelson Aug 31, 2011
Adrian Pang will risk his Legend Fighting Championship lightweight title for the first time in October when the Australian standout takes on Mongolia’s Jadamba Narantungalag.

Officials from the Hong Kong-based organization Wednesday announced that bout agreements for the championship tilt have been finalized. The matchup will headline Legend Fighting Championship 6, set to take place Oct. 30 at Macau’s City of Dreams.

After claiming the vacant Legend belt in June 2010, Pang (Pictured) was scheduled to make his first defense against South Korea’s Yui Chul Nam in January. That fight became a non-title affair when Nam failed to make weight, and Pang walked away with a split decision victory. In June, the 34-year-old “Hunter” eked out a razor-thin split verdict against Muhsin Corbbrey in Australia under the Cage Fighting Championship banner.

“I know that Mongolians are a tough breed of people with a proud warrior history, and I’ve been impressed with the amount of genuine respect [Narantungalag] has shown me so far,” Pang, who hails from a tribal region of Papua New Guinea, said of his challenger in a statement. “I’ve watched some of his K-1 fights and thought, ‘Wow, this guy is talented!’”

Following a kickboxing stint in K-1, 35-year-old Narantungalag turned his focus to MMA, racking up a trio of wins in China and Mongolia before making his Sengoku debut in August 2010. After handing Akihiro Gono a shocking upset in his lightweight debut, the Kyokushin karate stylist stunned Kazunori Yokota with a first-round knockout on Jan. 30.

Narantungalag’s upward trajectory was halted when Sengoku ceased operations in early-2011, but the Mongolian looks to keep active with his recent signing of a multi-fight contract with Legend FC.

“Adrian Pang is one of the most balanced, complete opponents I have faced, with good muay Thai, good wrestling, good jiu-jitsu and tremendous experience,” Narantungalag stated. “I am very proud to have an opportunity to face him and introduce myself to the Legend fans with a fight of this caliber.”

Also expected to take place Oct. 30 is Legend’s featherweight tournament final, which will see Indonesian Fransino Tirta or Filipino Mark Striegl crowned as the company’s inaugural 145-pound champion.

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