Seung Kook Choi picks up his first win in his UFC comeback.
“Chan Sung Jung protégé” Seung Kook Choi (26, Korean Zombie MMA) earned a three-round unanimous decision victory over Sumit Kumar (22, India).
Seung Kook Choi and Sumeet Kumar battled in the flyweight division at the “Road to UFC Season 2” event, which took place at the UFC Performance Institute Shanghai in China on Nov. 27.
As soon as the fight started, Kumar came out with the power of a bison, looking for a takedown. He threw big punches and put pressure on Choi. Choi scrambled backwards and kept his distance. Kumar lunged forward and attempted a takedown, with great power, but the pattern was the same. Choi stayed calm and didn’t engage in any counterattacks.
In the second round, the pattern was similar. Kumar charged forward, grabbed one of Choi’s legs and held on for dear life. Choi recovered his stance and landed a calf kick to Kumar’s leg to score a point.
Choi steadied his game in the third round. Kumar was clearly weakened from the first and second rounds. He rushed forward in a haphazard manner, attempting to land kicks, but was caught by Choi’s legs and allowed to land punches, which proved costly. After three rounds, Choi easily won a unanimous decision.토토사이트
In his post-fight interview, Choi said, “It was a fight that didn’t go 100% as planned.” “I had a lot of lingering injuries from last year. I got a dream opportunity again, but it didn’t work out today,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tsuruya Rei (20-Japan) defeated Ronal Siahan (27-Indonesia), Mark Klimaco (26-Philippines) defeated Lee Jung-hyun (20), and Zhi Newswe (22-China) defeated Billy Pasulatan (31-Indonesia) to reach the quarterfinals in the flyweight division on the same day.