The disciples of ‘Korean Zombie’ Jeong Chan-seong (36) and ‘Mixed Martial Arts Legend’ Uriah Faber (44, USA) face off in the second season of Road to UFC.
UFC, the world’s No. 1 mixed martial arts organization, launched Road to UFC in 2022, an Asian prospect contest that gives the winner of a tournament by weight category a chance to enter.
The 2023 Road to UFC kicks off on May 27 at the China Performance Institute Shanghai. India’s ‘Sports Star’ reported, “Choi Seung-guk (27)토토사이트 and Sumit Kumar (23) will face off in the opening round of the flyweight class (-57kg).”
Sports Star’ is a magazine with 45 years of history. Indian fighter Kumar has released a photo taken with UFC President Dana White (54, USA) and a video of him signing the Road to UFC contract.
Choi Seung-guk, a disciple of Jung Chan-sung, will try again to win the 2022 Road to UFC Flyweight Tournament, leaving behind the regret of second place. The official record of mixed martial arts is 6 wins and 3 losses for amateurs and 6 wins and 2 losses for professionals.
Faber, a UFC Hall of Fame inductee, was nicknamed The California Kid during his career. The fact that Kumar was allowed to use the nickname The Indian Kid suggests the teacher’s favor and anticipation.
Kumar, who debuted in mixed martial arts in 2019, has 2 wins and 1 loss for amateurs and 4 wins for professionals. Including his unofficial record, he increases to 9 wins and 1 loss.
In an interview with ‘Sports Star’ after signing Road to UFC, Kumar said, “I thought about mixed martial arts after wrestling training at the Colorado Springs Training Center of the US Olympic Committee in 2016.”
In the United States, exchanges between amateur wrestling and mixed martial arts are actively taking place. Kumar said, “I met a lot of people while working out at the Olympic Training Center. He realized that he had (more) a chance to succeed in mixed martial arts than in wrestling.”
Jung Chan-sung rewrote Korean sports history with UFC Featherweight (-66kg) title fights in 2013 and 2022. Faber is one of the top four all-time featherweight fighters in mixed martial arts. It is also of interest to attend as a leader at the 2023 Road to UFC scene where the disciple will participate and direct a proxy war.