‘Korean Superboy’ Choi Doo-ho (32) will return to the mixed martial arts UFC after 3 years and 2 months.
Choi Doo-ho will participate in the UFC Fight Night 218 event held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 5th and have a featherweight match against Kyle Nelson (32, Canada). The last time Choi Doo-ho climbed into the octagon was at UFC Fight Night 165 in Busan in December 2019.
This match is more important than ever for Choi Doo-ho, who is preparing to return after a long hiatus due to injuries and military service issues. He has to prove that he is still strong in terms of stamina and skill, and he has to break his losing streak.
Starting with his UFC debut in November 2014 when he defeated Juan Manuel Puig (34, Mexico) by TKO in 18 seconds in the first round, Choi Doo-ho won 3 consecutive round 1 KO victories and entered the UFC, the world’s highest level of mixed martial arts. He left a strong impression on his fans. Choi Doo-ho finished the match so quickly that the combined time of these three games was less than 5 minutes. However, after losing all 3 matches, the last 2 of them were TKO losses.
Choi Doo-ho said, “I am well aware of the concerns about ring rust (deterioration in performance and senses due to a long hiatus),” but “I can overcome it because I have become stronger in the meantime.” He said, “(Jung) Chan-sung also won a KO in his comeback match. I will do the same.” Jung Chan-sung, a featherweight like Doo-ho Choi, won a KO victory in 2 minutes and 49 seconds in the first round against Dennis Bermudez (37, USA) in February 2017, his return to the UFC after 3 years and 6 months. Jung Chan-sung served as Choi Doo-ho’s coach for this tournament. 온라인바카라