There is only one win left before entering the UFC.
Lee Jeong-young (27, 9 wins and 1 loss), Park Hyeon-seong (27, 7 wins and 1 loss), and Choi Seung-guk (26, 6 wins and 1 loss), who are competing in the finals of ‘ROAD TO UFC’, passed the official weigh-in on the 4th (Korean time) and realized their dreams. The final preparations for the stage have been completed.
On the 5th (Korean time), the UFC will hold the ROAD TO UFC final at the ‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak’ held at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
ROAD TO UFC is a quarter-final tournament in which Asia’s top MMA prospects participate, and the winner signs a contract with the UFC. It started with a total of 32 fighters in four weight classes, flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight, and now only eight players remain to compete in the finals.
Flyweight Choi Seung-guk (125.5 lbs) and Park Hyeon-seong (124.5 lbs) and Featherweight Lee Jung-young (145 lbs), who are competing in the ROAD TO UFC final, all weighed in successfully.
Former Road FC featherweight champion Lee Jung-young will face Lee Ji (26, China) in the featherweight final. Lee Jung-young is burning with a vengeance because Lee Jung-young defeated Chinese fighters in the quarterfinals and semifinals and advanced to the final.
But Lee Jung-young doesn’t care. He intends to finish off his opponents quickly and compete against the top fighters in the UFC. “The opponents we really have to compete with are the fighters in the top 5 of the UFC rankings,” he said loudly, “I don’t think I will go past the first round this time either.”
He then expressed his desire to advance to the UFC, saying, “I didn’t want to play at all just because it was an overseas stage.”
In the flyweight final, a single-legged showdown between Korean fighters takes place. Choi Seung-guk, a disciple of ‘Korean Zombie’ Jeong Chan-sung, and former Double G FC flyweight champion Park Hyeon-seong will fight for a UFC contract. It is the first fight between Korean fighters to be held in the UFC main event.
The first Korean confrontation may be burdensome, but the two players are only focusing on winning. 카지노사이트
Choi Seung-guk calmly expressed his feelings, saying, “I am concentrating only on the game with the thought that I will fight to the best of my ability because it is my job to fight no matter who the opponent is.” Park Hyeon-seong boasted, “I feel very comfortable to face Choi Seung-guk,” and “whether (Choi Seung-guk) does well or not, I will win anyway.”
Four UFC fighters, including “Korean Superboy” Choi Doo-ho (31, 14 wins and 4 losses), are also ready to launch.
Choi Doo-ho passes the weigh-in at 145.5 pounds (66 kg) and makes a comeback after 3 years and 2 months. His opponent, Kyle Nelson (31, Canada), also weighed in at the same weight.
Choi Doo-ho said, “I trained hard to improve myself during the hiatus,” and “I think I’ve become stronger over the past three years, so I want to quickly rise up and fight.”
Opponent Nelson said, “It will definitely be a fistfight,” and shouted, “You might be able to see Doo-Ho Choi fall out early.”
Jeong Daun (29, 5 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses), Kim Ji-yeon (33, 9 wins, 2 draws, 6 losses), and Park Jun-yong (31, 15 wins, 5 losses) also passed the weigh-in safely.
Derek Lewis (37, USA) and Sergei Spivak (28, Moldova), ranked 12th, weighed 265 pounds (120.2 kg) and 255.5 pounds (115.9 kg), respectively, in the main event.