Korea’s promising mixed martial arts ‘Korean Tiger’ Lee Jung-young (28) has dramatically won an official UFC contract.
On the 5th (hereafter Korean time), Lee Jung-young had a fierce battle with Li Ja (China) in the ‘ROAD TO UFC’ featherweight (under 66kg) finals (3 rounds of 5 minutes) held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and lost 2-1. won by decision
As a result, Lee Jung-young signed an official contract with the UFC and became active as a featherweight fighter. With this victory, Lee Jung-young, who recently won 7 games in a row, recorded a career record of 10 wins and 1 loss.
ROAD TO UFC is a quarter-final tournament in which Asia’s top prospects participate, and the winner signs a contract with the UFC. It started with a total of 32 people in four weight classes, flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight, and the final winner was revealed that day. In the flyweight final, where Korean fighters faced each other earlier, Park Hyeon-seong defeated Choi Seung-guk by submission in the third round and rose to the top. 슬롯사이트
From the beginning of the first round, a clinch fight unfolded. After pushing Lee Jung-young into the cage, Lee Ja aimed for a takedown. Lee Jung-young went down to the floor once, but got up right away. Lee Ja avoided a blowout with Lee Jung-young as much as possible and continued the clinch battle.
From Lee Jung-young’s point of view, it didn’t take a lot of damage, but it didn’t lead to an advantage either. The first round was a round that went as Lee intended.
At the start of the second round, Lee Jung-young attempted a standing strike. However, Lee Ja immediately grabbed Lee Jung-young’s leg and aimed for a takedown. During the battle, Lee Ja’s right hand punched Lee Jung-young’s chin.
Lee Jung-young actively launched a preemptive attack, throwing punches with a minute left in the second round. Lee Ja made a surprise tackle and Lee Jung Young went backwards. Still, Lee Jung-young, who got up right away, continued to throw punches at a distance and landed several straight hits.
Lee Jung-young, who succeeded in turning the atmosphere around in the second round, started the third round with punches and aimed for a KO. He couldn’t help but be conscious of Lee’s continued tackle attempts.
Lee Jung-young aimed to turn the atmosphere around by hitting his punches with two minutes left in the third round. Then, in the ground situation, he even tried an arm bar. I had trouble with Lee’s tackle until the last minute, but it wasn’t a big problem.
In the end, as a result of the decision, two of the three assistant referees scored it 29-28, with Lee Jung-young’s advantage. One gave Lee more points at 30-27. It was a scorer that reflected the recent UFC trend that puts more weight on hot strikes than boring ground fights.