Cung Le made his first appearance on the professional M.M.A. stage in 2006, and shortly after won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship in 2008, setting high standards through his powerful kicks, skillful strikes, and well-timed take-downs. This U.S-Vietnamese MMA Champion, actor and producer is a household name in many parts of Asia, Europe and is equally adored in Hollywood.
He has starred in many major movies such as 'Puncture Wounds', 'Dragon Eyes', 'The Man With the Iron Fists', 'Pandorum' and Oscar-nominated 'The Grandmaster'. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he arrived in the U.S. at three years old and found success as a world-class fighter gracing the covers of many major martial arts publications such as Inside Kung Fu, Black Belt, Martial Arts Illustrated; and has made headlines and appearances in numerous main-stream outlets all over the world.
Cung Le's current projects include host for the upcoming Vcitory8 Event in Vietnam Oct 19, 2019. celebrity host and commentator for the new combat sport league Extreme Kumite International Championships (EKIC),a feature film comedy "Over The Border" as well as several other major projects soon to be announced. Make sure to check out Cung Le's training videos on You tube for a behind the scene look at how Cung Le trains.
Cung Le's latest high-profile project was coaching and mentoring fighters on the reality T.V. show: "The Ultimate Fighter: China," and preparing them for the March 1st match in Macao where the winner earned a six-figure U.F.C. contract. This is the dream title that will catapult any fighter's status into stardom.
Typically, the role of mentor and coach is reserved for the president of U.F.C. - Dana White. For the first time, he has appointed someone else - Cung Le - to take his position this season. This speaks volumes about Cung Le's martial arts skill and his ability to attract a world audience. Behind the scenes, Cung Le is an extremely down-to-earth, warm and fun-loving person with a positive view on life.
He enjoys spending quality time and training his sons in martial arts. Currently he has been promoting the new combat sport (EKIC) Extreme Kumite International Championships and preparing himself for upcoming projects. Born to Fight, since 2001. He also attends martial arts events, works on various publicity projects, contributes positively to various non-profits through his "Train for a Cause with Cung Le" events, and stays true to himself by always expressing his candid points of view.
Cung Le is a rarity in the entertainment business, a real action hero from the streets to the ring to the big screen. What you see him do in his films, he has done FOR REAL in the Octagon. Not many action stars fall into that category. He is a multi-dimensional actor from action to drama films he puts himself in each role with the tenacity of a fighter. You've seem his work, which has been praised by his peers, but the best is yet to come.......
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Awards, Media and Nominations
- Fight choreographer on feature film "Puncture Wound"
- 2012 Action Fest "Rising Star Award"
- Feature film Dragon Eyes "Best Action Scene"
- Coach on the Hong Kong reality Show "The Contender"
- Host for the new reality show Bodyguard WARs (2019)
- Cung has been featured on the covers of several of the most renowned martial arts publications in the world, including Inside Kung Fu, Black Belt, Martial Arts Illustrated.
- 2008 Fight of the Year Bazzie Award vs. Frank Shamrock
- Black Belt Magazine "Fighter of The Year"
- Defeated Jason Yee on the first ever Sanshou Pay-Per-View event
- Cung has also captivated his audience with many appearances on ESPN and ESPN2 StrikeForce events as well and Pay-Per-View K-1 USA Grand Pre Kickboxing Championship.
Manager Jeff Arcio