The juniors of the most victorious UFC fighters in Korea and Japan face off in the opening round of the second season of Road to UFC.
UFC, the world’s No. 1 organization, launched Road to UFC in 2022, an Asian mixed martial arts prospect contest that qualifies winners of tournaments by weight category.
The 2023 Road to UFC Lightweight (-70kg) quarterfinal between Special Forces reserve Kim Sang-wook (30) and Maruyama Kazuma (31, Japan), held on the 28th at the Chinese Performance Institute Shanghai, attracts more attention because of Kim Dong-hyun and Okami Yushin.
Donghyun Kim and Okami are the same age, born in 1981. Okami competed for the most wins in UFC Asia with 14 wins and 7 losses from 2006 to 2018, and Kim Dong-hyun 13 wins, 4 losses and 1 null from 2008 to 2017.
Kim Sang-wook, who fulfilled his military service duty at the Naval Special Warfare Team (UDT/SEAL), appeared in survival entertainment programs such as Channel A’Steel Troop’ in 2021 and Netflix’Physical: 100′ in 2023.
Kim Sang-wook is a fighter belonging to ‘Team Stun Gun’ led by Kim Dong-hyun, who appeared as an MC in Steel Troops. It is a reason to pay attention to Kim Sang-wook, who will participate in Road to UFC this season.
“I am training intensely with Maruyama, who is preparing for the 2023 Road to UFC quarterfinals,” said Okami. The more (body) suffers, the more important mental strength is. She is actively helping her juniors by encouraging her to do her best.카지노사이트
Okami, who experienced the UFC middleweight (-84kg) title match in 2011, has a higher status in mixed martial arts. Kim Dong-Hyun’s career high is 6th in the UFC Welterweight (-77kg) official rankings from February 2nd to 7th, 2017.
Kim Sang-wook was the interim Korean AFC Welterweight Champion. Maruyama experienced a welterweight title fight at Bragging Rights Australia. It is a road to UFC Korea-Japan fight to go down to the lightweight division to advance to major tournaments.
Physical: 100 gained worldwide popularity, ranking first in global OTT’Netflix’ non-English viewing hours from February 6 to 19, 2023. Kim Sang-wook survived to the final 30 and raised his name value.