Bae defeated MacSwain in three rounds to win the Legend Welterweight Title at Legend Fighting Championship 5 at the City of Dreams resort in Macau, China. Photo courtesy of Legend Fighting Championship

CHINA — In the Legend Fighting Championship 5 main event, 24-year-old South Korean Bae Myung Ho defeated 24-year-old Rod MacSwain of New Zealand via unanimous decision for the Legend Welterweight Title (77 kg/170 lbs) on Saturday, July 16, at the City of Dreams* in Cotai, Macau.

The sold-out crowd saw Bae use his superior strength to take down, control, ground and pound and batter MacSwain for much of the 15 minutes. Bae took little punishment in return and thanked his fans after the bout:

“I am happy that I could put on a good show. I was never hit and I was never scared.”

In the co-main event, 29-year-old Yao Honggang of China defeated 20-year-old Jo Nam Jin of South Korea via unanimous decision for the inaugural Legend Bantamweight Title (61 kg/135 lbs).

The full results for Legend Fighting Championship 5 is as follows:

  • Sung Ming Yen def. Vincent Siu by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd. 1
  • Fransino Tirta def. Chengjie Wu by Decision (Unanimous) Rd. 3
  • Mark Striegl def. Yusuke Kawanago by Decision (Split) Rd. 3
  • Jingliang Li def. Alex Niu by Decision (Unanimous) Rd. 3
  • Yui Chul Nam def. Rob Hill by TKO (Punches) Rd. 2
  • (Bantamweight Title) Honggang Yao def. Nam Jin Jo by Decision (Unanimous) Rd. 3
  • (Welterweight Title) Myung Ho Bae def. Rodney MacSwain by Decision (Unanimous) Rd. 3

The next Legend Fighting Championship event is scheduled to take place at the City of Dreams in Macau on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Stay tuned to for more details on the upcoming event as they are announced.

China’s Yao Honggang pulled off an upset win over South Korea’s Jo Nam Jin for Legend’s inaugural Bantamweight Title. Photo courtesy of Legend Fighting Championship

*City of Dreams is an integrated entertainment resort that has established itself as a premier leisure and entertainment destination in Macau. For more information see the City of Dreams website at

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