UFC signs “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi

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With the UFC recently signing Asian fighters left, right and center.

The worlds leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion hasn’t stopped, and have now penned Korean sensation Doo Ho Choi.

Sources close to the fighters camp confirmed the news with Fight Sport Asia earlier today.

Doo Ho Choi (11-1) began his career back in 2009. And after losing a closely contested Split Decision to Yusuke Kagiyama in 2010, Choi has notched up an impressive nine-fight win streak.

Since then the young phenom has made an instant impact on the Asian MMA scene defeating names like Nobuhiro Obiya, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Kosuke Umeda and Tatsunao Nagakura.

The 22-year old GUMI MMA affiliate was most recently involved with hard-hitting Shoji Maruyama in a Fight of the Year contender. Choi would go on to finish the contest via TKO in the second round.

Despite his young age the Korean shows improvements each time he steps foot inside the ring/cage.

What fans can expect from the young phenom is an aggressive striker with power in both hands that won’t back down, as you can see from his record, Choi has finished seven of his last nine fights by way of KO/TKO.

As of now no fight has been scheduled, but sources say his first bout will likely see him debut on the UFC’s return trip to Macau, China on March 2014.

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  1. MMAList.net – MMA News, MMA Aggregator, Top MMA News Site – Report: Doo Ho Choi officially under UFC contract - November 12, 2013

    […] “The Korean Superboy” is something of an MMA phenom. At age 22 he sports a 11-1 record that finds him currently riding a nine fight win streak, with seven of those wins by TKO. And while it’s been teased for the better part of the last month, it appears that the featherweight fighting pride of Gumi MMA has finally found his way to the octagon. Fight Sports Asia has the report of his signing. […]

  2. Report: Doo Ho Choi officially under UFC contract | GameAvatarOnline.Com - November 13, 2013

    […] “The Korean Superboy” is something of an MMA phenom. At age 22 he sports a 11-1 record that finds him now roving a 9 quarrel win streak, with 7 of those wins by TKO. And while it’s been teased for a improved partial of a final month, it appears that a featherweight fighting honour of Gumi MMA has finally found his approach to a octagon. Fight Sports Asia has a news of his signing. […]

  3. Doo Ho Choi makes his long awaited debut, meets Sam Sicilia at UFC 173 in Las Vegas | FSA - FightSport Asia - February 21, 2014

    […] Fight Sport Asia first reported the official signing of Choi back in November of last year. Doo Ho Choi has had a bit of a set back […]

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