Main Card | Legend FC Vacant Bantamweight Championship | 135 lbs
Honggang Yao defeats Nam Jin Jo via 3 Round Decision
|5-2-0||Pro Record At Fight||5-3-0||Climbed to 6-2||Record After Fight||Fell to 5-4|
|China||Fighting out of||Busan, South Korea|
|29 years, 10 months, 6 days||Age at Fight||20 years, 4 months, 6 days|
|135.3 lbs (61.4 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)|
|5'10" (178cm)||Height||5'6" (168cm)|
|Gym||Busan Team MAD|
- Bout Information
- Event: Legend FC 5
- Date: Saturday 07.16.2011 at 07:00 AM ET
- Venue: Grand Hyatt Macau
- Enclosure: Ring
- Location: Macau, China
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 9)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
- TV Commentary:
- Post-Fight Interviewer:
- Jo Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Yao Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Title on Line: Legend FC Vacant Bantamweight Championship
- Belt Status Before Fight: Vacant
Jo vs. Yao Wiki Update Wiki
Jin and Yao entered the ring for the fourth bout of the evening in a bantamweight title fight.
Yao came out aggressive and forced Jin against the ropes, but Jin disengaged and tried to find his distance with strikes. Jin landed some knees and kicks to Yao's body. Yao caught Jin's next knee attempt and secured a takedown. The fighters were stood up after a break in the action and Jin immediately shot in for a takedown and secured it in the center of the ring. Jin moved to side control but Yao quickly reclaimed guard before sweeping and rolling Jin in the final minute, landing hard punches from the top. Yao ended a competitive round on top.
After some interesting interpretive dancing by Jin, Yao took his opponent down in the center of the cage and worked from the top position. Jin threw his legs up for submission attempts, but Yao continued to land punches before standing up and kicking at Jin's legs. Jin got back to his feet and landed a flying knee to Yao's chest before being taken down again. Yao went on the offensive when the action restarted on the feet, but Jin landed some nice knees from the clinch in the corner of the ring before getting a takedown of his own. Jin transitioned to side control at the close of the round.
The fighters came out more tentative to start the third. Yao clinched Jin against the ropes before securing a slam takedown and ending up in North/South position. Jin landed two upkicks to Yao's face as he stood, then Jin stood and rushed in to secure his own takedown. Yao landed an illegal upkick to Jin's chin from his guard and was hit with a yellow card point deduction. Jin attempted a takedown but was repelled and hit with hammer fists by Yao. Yao ended up on top at the end of the fight.
The official scorecards read 29-27, 29-28, and 29-27 for the winner, by Unanimous Decision, Yao Hong Gang.