2014 Incheon Asian Games silver medalist Yoo Sang-hoon (33, Daegu City Hall Wushu Team) is trying again to advance to the UFC, the world’s No. 1 mixed martial arts team.
The UFC launched Road to UFC, an Asian prospect contest, in 2022. The season kicks off on May 27 at the China Performance Institute Shanghai.
2013 International Wushu Federation (IWUF) World Championships Bronze Medalist Yoo Sang-Hoon will have a welterweight (-77kg) one-match against Filipino-Swiss Christoph Hoffman (34) in the opening round of the 2023 Road to UFC.
Road to UFC gives UFC official contract qualifications to the winner of the mixed martial arts tournament in four weight divisions ▲lightweight (-70kg) ▲featherweight (-66kg) ▲bantamweight (-61kg) ▲flyweight (-57kg).
Aside from the tournament, a one-match is also held. 2022 Road to UFC One-on-One 1 out of 6 participants succeeded in entering the UFC. Yoo Sang-hun, a world-class powerhouse in the Chinese martial art ‘Wushu’, can achieve his goal only when he overcomes the competition rate of 12:1.
It is the first time in four years that Yoo Sang-hoon is trying to advance to the UFC through a one-match match after competing in the lightweight division of the Contender Series in 2019. At the time, I have a painful memory of losing by unanimous decision without saving the prospect of a power advantage of 62.96% expected by gamblers.
The ‘Contender Series’ is a competition to discover prospects directly hosted by UFC President Dana White (54, USA). So far, 582 players have played 291 matches, but only 199 players (34.2%) have been given contract opportunities.
Road to UFC One Match is less likely to join the UFC than the Contender Series when looking at the first season alone. As Yoo Sang-hun카지노사이트, he needs to prove his ability by winning a clear victory over Hoffman.
However, Hoffman, who boasts a 100% (9/9) KO win rate in mixed martial arts, is not an easy opponent. He served as the champion of three weight divisions at the URCC in the Philippines ▲ light heavyweight (-93kg) in 2016 ▲ middleweight (-84kg) from 2016 to 2019 ▲ welterweight in March 2023.
Hoffman’s quickness as a basketball player in his father’s country Switzerland until high school student brought him to his mother’s country, the Philippines, where he learned boxing and Muay Thai, then demonstrated in mixed martial arts.
The Wushu match, which is divided into weight classes and held at international competitions such as the Asian Games, is based on kickboxing, where elbow and knee attacks are prohibited, and ▲wrestling’s knocking down ▲judo throwing technique is permitted.
For 15 years from 2008 to 2022, Yoo Sang-hoon won 10 times with 6 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze at the Wushu Sanda in the men’s general division of the National Sports Festival. After he went up to -75kg following -70kg gold 5 and silver 2, he won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.
There is also Yoo Sang-hoon, who won the middleweight title match at the Korean group AFC in 2021 as a champion in the upper weight class in mixed martial arts. The height (183 cm) is the same as Hoffman, and the wingspan (both arms + shoulders) is longer at 188 cm-178 cm.
However, starting with participating in the 86th National Sports Festival in 2005 when he was at Bukpyeong High School, he has been active as a Wushu elite player for 19 years, and the shock and durability that have inevitably accumulated on his body are variables.
Rather than trying to withstand Hoffman’s powerful punches and kicks, Yoo should be able to dodge as much as possible with his world-class wushu skills to increase his chances of winning.