THE BIG SHOW
HEIGHT: 186 CM
WEIGHT: 85 KG
Liu Wenbo received a rousing reception when he returned to his place of birth in Qingdao, Shandong when REBEL FC hosted its first event in China in June 2015 at the Qingdao Sports Center. Then, he fought the ferocious Adil Boranbayev of Kazakhstan to a draw. Liu was not amused by Boranbayev’s antics of employing a defensive game and taunted the Kazakh for fighting like a child.
Returning to compete in REBEL FC for a second time in REBEL FC 6: China VS The World on 2 September 2017 in Shenzhen, Liu’s magnetic personality and flamboyance was a sure-fire hit with the spectators and he defeated American Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch via TKO in a hard-hitting first round. Last month, Liu competed in his third REBEL FC event, REBEL FC 8 – A Warrior’s Return and defeated Brazil’s Marcelo Tenorio in a hard-fought match which he won via split decision.
Liu packs a powerful punch and a painful submission with his Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) ground skills if an opponent gets too close. His love for combat sports was evident in his formative years when he quit high school to focus on boxing fulltime. In 2006, Liu decided to branch out into MMA as he feels it is more exciting and allows room for improvisation in fighting techniques. In that time, he picked up BJJ, Sanda and wrestling to complement his boxing skills.
Liu’s fourth fight in REBEL FC 9 – Colossal Combat will be his biggest and most difficult match to date. He will be up against Strikeforce and UFC heavyweight legend Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva of Brazil. A truly David VS Goliath battle which pits China’s best heavyweight MMA fighter against one of the world’s heavyweight MMA icons, Liu VS Bigfoot will be a match for the ages.