‘Wushu AG Silver Medal’ Yoo Sang-hoon, challenging UFC, “Unconditionally hot”
Yoo Sang-hoon (33, Busan Team Mad), who won the silver medal in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Wushu event, challenged the UFC, the world’s best mixed martial arts organization, again.
Yoo Sang-hoon will face Chris Hoffman (Philippines) in a non-tournament welterweight match at the Road to UFC event held in Shanghai, China on the 27th.
The UFC, which successfully closed the first road to UFC event last year, will hold this event again this year to discover fighters in Asia.
Flyweight, lightweight, and featherweight tournaments are held to give the winner a chance to sign with the UFC, while Yoo Sang-hoon’s welterweight fight is a one-and-done fight.
Yoo Sang-hoon, who suffered a high defeat in the ‘Dana White Contender Series’, a tournament of a similar nature held by the UFC in 2019, and challenged again in 4 years, said in a telephone interview with Yonhap News on the 1st, “If I win hotly, I can sign with the UFC. I heard there is,” he said.
Last year, there was only one fighter who succeeded in signing a contract with the UFC in the 6 single fights of the non-tournament held in the 1st tournament.
As much as that, you can head to the world’s best stage only if everyone is enthusiastic in one game.
Yoo Sang-hoon said, “Hoffman is also a striker, and I am also a striker, so if we do not grapple with each other and have a cool strike match, it will be an unconditionally fun match.” ” he was confident.
Hoffman, who trained in boxing and Muay Thai, is on an eight-fight winning streak after losing his mixed martial arts debut in 2013.
He is a player with destructive power enough to end all his victories with a KO.
Yoo Sang-hoon showed confidence against Hoffman, saying, “I’m still looking at the video and figuring it out, but I don’t have a big technique, but I use a few techniques I’m good at. As it looks a bit clunky, I think I can definitely win if I block a few techniques.”
Yoo Sang-hoon, who is also a member of Daegu City Hall Wushu Team, was once looking forward to winning the gold medal in the Asian Games.
He now focuses on mixed martial arts and runs a gym named after him, but continues to maintain his relationship with Wushu.
Recently, wushu practitioners are appearing one after another in the UFC, where Chinese fighters are making remarkable progress.
Yoo Sang-hoon said, “I want to prove the excellence of Wushu.”
To do this, he must stand tall on the stage of the best mixed martial arts.
Yoo Sang-hoon said, “The UFC was the reason I started exercising in middle school. I really only look at running in the UFC, apart from money. If I wanted money, I would have done other things or expanded the gym business.”
His career record in mixed martial arts is 7 wins and 2 losses.크크크벳
In 2021, at the AFC, a domestic martial arts organization, Yoo Sang-hoon, who challenged Jae-young Kim, a middleweight champion in two weight classes, and won a hot KO, is aiming for an ‘unconditional fun match’.
Yoo Sang-hoon said, “It’s good to become a UFC champion, but more than anything, I want to have a fun match. If my match is caught, I want to become a player who gives people anticipation even before the match.”