Poker pro Terrence Chan‘s debut on the professional mixed martial arts (MMA) stage was a success. The limit hold’em specialist, known also by his online screenname ‘Unassigned’, beat Alex Lee in a second round submission as part of the recent Legends Fighting Championship (LFC) fight card. The LFC pools top MMA talent from around the Asia-Pacific region for competitions in Hong Kong.
Said Chan on Twitter after the win, “Thank you thank you thank you everyone! It was a super tough fight, so happy to get the win! Thank you all for the love and support!”
The 31 year old had tweeted hours before the fight that he felt, “calm, rested and peaceful.” Chan had just two weeks to prepare for the bout after receiving a late invite from LFC matchmaker Mike Haskamp.
Chan is known to the poker world for his track record in limit hold’em tournaments. In 2009, he won not one but two Spring Championships of Online Poker (SCOOP) titles in six-max limit hold’em tournaments in one night. Later that year, he won a WCOOP bracelet in a tournament of the same format. The Canadian also has over $900,000 in live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob database.