CUNG LE EXPLODES AS A“HUMAN WEAPON”
Martial arts mega-star featured on History Channel’s hit documentary series
San Jose, CA; September 25, 2007…. Undefeated World Kickboxing Champion and Strikeforce mixed martial arts superstar, Cung Le (20-0), will be featured during a segment of The Human Weapon, The History Channel’s hit martial arts documentary series, on Friday.
Le’s appearance on the 9th episode of the 17 part weekly series, will showcase the 34-year-old middleweight (185 lb. limit) knockout artist as he educates co-hosts Jason Chambers and Bill Duff in powerful kicking techniques as the pair attempt to learn the various components of mixed martial arts by visiting several, top training sites in California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Cung was a perfect fit for this episode because he’s one of the premiere MMA fighters,” said Christie Elwin, Post Producer for Jupiter Entertainment, the production outfit behind The Human Weapon series. “Kicking is an essential part of MMA and Cung is one of the best in the world when it comes to this. He’s amazing to watch when he competes.”
Episode 9 of The Human Weapon will premiere on The History Channel at 10 PM EST (7 PM PST) on Friday.
Le’s appearance on the show comes seven years after The Discovery Channel premiere of On The Inside Of Chinese Martial Arts, a documentary program that chronicles Le’s journey to become the top pound for pound fighter in the world.
Over the last several years, Le’s kickboxing bouts and K-1 Superfights have been showcased repeatedly on both ESPN and ESPN2. During the same span of time, he has graced the covers of nearly every major martial arts magazine including the two top selling monthly publications, Black Belt and Inside Kung-Fu. Last month, Black Belt named Le as Kung Fu Artist Of The Year.
On June 22nd, Le notched a career-best performance by stopping longtime mixed martial arts warrior, Tony “The Freak” Fryklund, in the third round of their highly-anticipated meeting during “Shamrock vs. Baroni,” the first live SHOWTIME PPV mixed martial arts event in history.
Le will be a guest at Strikeforce’s highly-anticipated mixed martial arts event at The Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday. The first-ever mixed martial arts event at the world-famous home of entertainment mogul Hugh Hefner, “Strikeforce At The Mansion” will feature 12 world-class bouts and treat all of its guests to a buffet style gourmet dinner; top-shelf open bar; and a wine tasting party. Various celebrities and Playboy Playmates will be on hand to enjoy the historic extravaganza.
Strikeforce is a world-class mixed martial arts cage fight promotion which, on Friday, March 10, 2006, made history with its “Shamrock vs. Gracie” event, the first sanctioned mixed martial arts fight card in California state history. The star-studded extravaganza, which pitted legendary champion Frank Shamrock against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Cesar Gracie at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, played host to a sold-out, record crowd of 18,265. The rapidly growing organization recently re-launched its website, www.strikeforceusa.net, which boasts a bold new look and all-new features, including video streaming capability. Since 1995, Strikeforce has been the exclusive provider of martial arts programming for ESPN and, after 12 years of success as a leading, world championship kickboxing promotion, the company unveiled its mixed martial arts series with “Shamrock vs. Gracie.”