Monday, September 12, 2011

Cung Le Signs with UFC

Cung Le signs with the UFC. I was hoping this would happen. Cung Le is a Chinese movie star who has put his money where is mouth is. Most great martial arts movie stars never step into actual combat. Cung Le chose to do just that. He has a 7-1 record in his mixed martial arts career, all 7 wins coming via T(KO), and is the one time Strikeforce middleweight champion. His only loss a shocking come from behind knockout by Scott Smith. They rematched 6 months later and Cung Le brutalized Smith en route to a 2 round technical knock out via body kicks.

In his UFC debut, Cung Le will face another great striker in Vitor Belfort. Belfort is coming off a brutal KO victory over Yoshihiro Akiyama. I have to think that whoever wins this fight will be in prime position to challenge for the UFC middleweight title.

For Cung Le, this will be a step up in competition. I really like Cung Le's exciting style of fighting, but I don't know how well that will translate against a good wrestler. Cung Le will have his hands full against Vitor Belfort in his debut. I wish Cung Le the best of luck now that he's signed with the UFC.

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