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Black Hole Lee Chang-ho Advances to the Road to UFC Bantamweight Final Let my Name be Engraved Now

Black Hole’ Lee Chang-ho (29) directed a double play and became the only Korean contestant to advance to the finals of ‘Road to UFC Season 2’.

On the 27th (hereinafter Korean time)

Lee Chang-ho defeated Darmis Zaupas (23, China)

in the semifinals of the ‘Road to UFC’ season 2 bantamweight (61.2kg)

held at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore on the 27th (Korean time)

at 3 minutes 35 seconds TKO in the 3rd round to get a ticket to the finals. grabbed the

It was a thrilling come-from-behind victory.

 Lee Chang-ho had a hard time in the grappling area

his specialty

against Dar Miss in the first and second rounds. He was taken down first

and then counterattacked and dragged the opponent to the ground

but was even reversed in position.

In the 3rd round

where the defeat was dark

Lee Chang-ho finally turned the game around. 

I pushed until Daromis’s stamina ran out, and Darmis was exhausted and began to walk backwards.

Even though it was disadvantageous

it was the result of endless grappling battles in the first and second rounds.

Lee Chang-ho struck first with a blow

then seized the back position of Darmiss, who had been pushed into the cage

and took him to the ground.

Daromis desperately tried to get up again

but Lee Chang-ho fell into the ant hell and was dragged down to the ground again. 

When Lee Chang-ho

who dominated the backmount position

launched a merciless ground-and-pound attack

the referee eventually declared a TKO.

In the interview after the match

Lee Chang-ho said

The results of the hell training I did with coach 스포츠토토 Jo Jung-hyun in Extreme Combat came out well.

He then provoked another finalist

Xiao Long (25, China)

who came up to the Octagon for a face-off


Dar Miss seems to be much stronger than Xiao Long.

Road to UFC is a quarter-final tournament in which Asia’s top MMA prospects participate, and the winner signs a contract with the UFC.

 In this season 2, a total of 32 contestants participated in four weight classes:

flyweight (56.7kg)

bantamweight (61.2kg)

featherweight (65.8kg)

and lightweight (70.3kg)

and 8 of them advanced to the finals.

Five Koreans challenged for the semi-finals

but only Lee Chang-ho remained and the other four were eliminated.

The three fighters were knocked down by unanimous decision by the Chinese fighter. 

Flyweight Choi Seung-guk (26) lost a decision (30-27, 30-27, 20-27) to Jinius Wie (23 China)

and featherweight Kim Sang-won (29) also lost a decision (29-28, 29-28) to Lee Lee (26 China).


lightweight Kim Sang-wook (29) lost a decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28) to Longju (23, China).

Light weight Park Jae-hyeon was defeated by Shin Haraguchi (24, Japan) in wrestling ( 30-27, 29-28, 29-28).

At the post-match press conference

Lee Chang-ho said

My name was not mentioned very often from the opening round. 

So this time

I promised that I would imprint myself to be mentioned the most.

I was the only one who survived

but I will do my best to win the championship even for the players who were unfortunately eliminated.

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