Training out of Versus Performance in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, Adrian Fok, 28, will make his Legend Fighting Championship debut at “Legend FC 13” at the MGM Theater in Macau, China on September 14, 2019. He will face Chen Jie of China.
In 2015, Chen made his professional mixed martial arts debut after years of dabbling in various martial arts from Sanda to grappling and eventually Muay Thai. He is hoping that a win in Macau will bring some much needed attention to Hong Kong as a martial arts hub.
“The region has a lot of good athletes, good gyms and good coaches,” Fok said. “I hope that by having a strong performance in Macau I can bring some awareness to Hong Kong as a martial arts hub.”
Fok will be looking to keep that momentum rolling into “Legend 13,” an opportunity he is not going to let slip. He said, “Legend has been a breeding ground for some of the original UFC fighters in Asia and I want to grab this opportunity and see where it takes me.”
Leading up to “Legend FC 13,” Fok has been locked away honing his skills with Versus Performance. He shared, “The training has been constant.”
“My technique is good, my conditioning is solid and I’m really just refining everything,” Fok continued. “I’m feeling really confident. It’s going to be a great fight.”
Growing up in Hong Kong and committing to a life of professional fighting is not an easy task, especially in a city that encourages a career in finance over professional sport. But for Fok, it is something that runs much deeper.
“My family is from Hong Kong and as a Hong Konger, martial arts has always been ingrained in our culture,” Fox explained. “It’s a way for me to express myself and it allows me to create a better version of myself.”
“Without competition and without the fear of competition life gets a little boring,” the Versus Performance athlete continued. “The fear of competition keeps me sane.”
Ticket information for the upcoming Legend FC event in Macau is available at www.tickets.mgm.mo. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Fok: