Sports: Choi aims to become 1st Asian UFC champ

(From Korea Times)

Korean MMA fans must have been thrilled with the dazzling performance of Choi Doo-ho shown at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last weekend.

At the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 23 Finale in Las Vegas, Friday, the 25-year-old rookie, often dubbed “Korean Superboy,” scored another first-round knockout in a featherweight match against Thiago Tavares of Brazil in a little under three minutes.

Choi Doo-ho

Korean mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Choi Doo-ho speaks during a press conference at the Reebok CrossFit Sentinel gym in Yeouido, Seoul, Tuesday. / Yonhap

With the win, Choi extended his knockout streak to three out of his three UFC bouts. Choi made his UFC debut in November 2014 in a knockout win against Juan Manuel Puig of Mexico, scoring a second knockout win against Sam Sicilia of the United States in Seoul last November. All three bouts ended in the first round. Read more


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