‘Iron Turtle’ Park Jun-yong (32) challenges the UFC 4th consecutive win against the Russian sambo champion.
Park Jun-yong will have a middleweight match against Albert Durayev (34, Russia) at the UFC Fight Night: Home vs. Silva, which will be held at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on July 16 (Korean time). Park Joon-yong has a career record of 16 wins and 5 losses in MMA (UFC 6 wins and 2 losses). Opponent Durayev’s career record is 15 wins and 4 losses (UFC 1 win and 1 loss).
This is Park Jun-yong’s first chance to win four consecutive victories in his UFC career. After entering the UFC in 2019, he won three consecutive wins after one loss. If he wins four straight this time, he will be one step closer to entering the top 15 middleweight division.
Opponent Durayev is a fighter from Chechnya who has been the champion of two weight divisions, welterweight and middleweight, in ACB (now ACA), Russia’s top MMA organization. Prior to his entry into MMA, he trained in boxing and sambo, where he was the Russian middleweight champion. He entered the UFC in 2021 through Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS) and has a record of 1 win and 1 loss.
Park Jun-yong is on a three-game winning streak, but he meets a non-ranked strongman once again. As Andre Muniz (33, Brazil), 15th in the rankings, requested a match with Park Jun-yong through social media, there were many fans expecting a match to enter the rankings.메이저놀이터
However, Park Joon-yong responded calmly, saying, “I just have to fight as the UFC gives me.”
Even though he is not a ranker, Durayev is an opponent that cannot be easily seen. Park Jun-yong commented on Durayev, “Because he was the ACB champion, he knew him even before he came to the UFC.” A fierce confrontation is expected in both hitting and ground with Park Jun-yong, whose main weapon is boxing and wrestling.
Park Jun-yong expressed his determination, “Every game is the same. He is preparing hard and doing his best to win.”