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Cung Le

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Win Rate
75 %
Finish Rate
89 %
Decision Win %
100 %

Cung Le

Age
49
Height
5' 10 (178 cm)
Reach
71 in. (5' 11/180 cm)
Ape-Index
1.011
Stance
Southpaw
Nationality
Viet Nam
Main Division
Middleweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
blue_belt
Biography
In 1975, three days before the Fall of Saigon, Cung Le and his mother Anne left Vietnam by helicopter. After a few months in a refugee camp in the Philippines, Le ended up in San Jose, California, where early discrimination and bullying inspired him to learn martial arts. After being inspired to box by Sylvester Stallone´s Rocky, Le graduated and earned All-American honors in wrestling his junior year at San Jose High School. Le also is practiced in a variety of martial arts such as Kuntao and Sambo. He began training in Sanshou and kickboxing around age of 19 because it complimented his Tae Kwon Do and wrestling background.
Fighter Trivia
Le displays the flag of South Vietnam in his fighting uniforms to honor his Vietnamese heritage Le has two sons with his ex-wife. He is remarried to his Native American bikini model Sunshine Spring Le. He often honors Vietnamese communities with the flag of South Vietnam in his fighting uniforms to remember his Vietnamese heritage.

Awards & Accolades

  • International Kickboxing Federation: IKF Sanshou World Light Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • International Sport Karate Association: ISKA Sanshou North American Light Heavyweight Sanshou Championship (one time)
  • International Sport Karate Association: ISKA Sanshou U.S. Light Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • International Sport Karate Association: ISKA Sanshou U.S. Light Cruiserweight Championship (one time)
  • Ho Tet Tae Kwon Do: Ho Tet Tae Kwon Do Tournament 1994 Grand Champion
  • USA International World Championships: 1996 Continuous Sparring Tae Kwon Do World Champion
  • World Wide Draka Federation: 1998 Draka Tournament winner
  • Shidokan Cup Bare-Knuckle Full Contact Karate: 1998 Shidokan Cup U.S. Tournament winner
  • International Wushu Federation: 1999 WUF World Wushu Championships Sanshou bronze medalist
  • International Wushu Federation: 1997 WUF World Wushu Championships Sanshou bronze medalist
  • International Wushu Federation: 1995 WUF World Wushu Championships Sanshou bronze medalist
  • Black Belt Magazine: 2007 Kung Fu Artist of the Year
  • Amateur Athletic Union: AAU Espoir Sambo National Championship (1989)
  • Strikeforce: Strikeforce Middleweight Championship (one time)
  • Strikeforce: Tied most finishes in Strikeforce (7)
  • Strikeforce: Most knockouts in Strikeforce (7)
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (one time)
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (one time)
  • MMAFighting.com: 2012 Knockout of the Year vs. Rich Franklin on November 10
  • Inside MMA: 2008 Fight of the Year Bazzie Award vs. Frank Shamrock on March 29
  • California Community College Athletic Association: CCCAA State Championship (1990)
  • California Community College Athletic Association: CCCAA All-State (1990)
  • California Community College Athletic Association: West Valley College wrestling team captain (1990, 1991)
  • California Interscholastic Federation: CIF All-State (1989)
  • Amateur Athletic Union: AAU Espoir Freestyle National Championship (1989)
  • Amateur Athletic Union: AAU Espoir Greco-Roman National Championship (1989)

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