China’s Liu Peng Shuai made an instant impact upon his ONE Championship debut, scoring two first-round knockouts in a single night to become the ONE Hefei Flyweight Tournament Champion.
This stunning entrance onto the global stage is a far cry from his childhood days on a farm in Henan. Wanting to teach their son discipline, Liu’s parents sent him to the famed Shaolin Tagou martial arts school, and it is a decision that would change the course of his life.
Although he first started his martial arts journey with sanda, watching mixed martial arts on television aroused his curiosity, prompting him to try out a training session. He was hooked instantly, and he has since gone all out to make it a full-time career without looking back.