There is a prospect that hip-hop singer Lee Jung-hyun (21) will compete for the top spot in the second season of Road to UFC, which will participate as a mixed martial arts fighter.
The American martial arts media ‘Cageside Press’ announced on the 7th (Korean time) ▲ Joshua Taung (22, Myanmar) ▲ Lee Jung-hyun ▲ Mark Klimako (26, Philippines) ▲ Tsuruya Ray (21, Japan) “2023 Road to UFC Flyweight (-57kg) as a good player to win.”
UFC, the world’s No. 1 mixed martial arts organization, launched Road to UFC in 2022, an Asian prospect contest that qualifies for the first place in a tournament by weight category. The season kicks off on May 27 at the China Performance Institute Shanghai.
Lee Jung-hyun has 16 wins and 2 losses in mixed martial arts since 2018, including 8 wins and 2 losses in amateurs. As a professional player, he has never lost, including one win in kickboxing. 메이저사이트
In season 4 of Mnet’s hip-hop audition ‘Higher Rapper’, which ended in April 2021, he announced his presence as a ‘rapping fighter’. He passed the attendance check rap search competition, grade level cipher, and group evaluation to participate in a one-on-one subject battle with 24 players, but was eliminated and did not make it into the 16 players.
After his professional debut, Lee Jung-hyun is drawing attention with his destructive power, which is rare in the lightweight division, winning 4 wins in mixed martial arts and 1 win in kickboxing by KO.
Taung is the U.S. Fury Champion, and Tsuruya is the Japanese Pancrase Flyweight Champion. Klimaco has won 1 victory in ▲UFC ▲Professional Fighters League (above USA) ▲ONE Championship (Singapore) ▲Rizin (Japan) and Bellator (USA), which are ranked among the world’s top 5 teams.
Lee Jung-hyun played 18 mixed martial arts amateur and professional matches only in Korea’s ‘Road FC’. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to overcome the downside of having no experience in international competitions and win the 2023 Road to UFC flyweight division.