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ROAD TO UFC match ups announced for tournament opening round

LockerRoom Team
24 May 2022

UFC, the world’s premier Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization, has announced the bouts for ROAD TO UFC, the most significant opportunity for Asia's top MMA prospects to make it to the world stage. The opening round will take place across two days, June 9 and June 10, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium ahead of UFC 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA on June 12, UFC’s first Pay-Per-View event in Southeast Asia.

ROAD TO UFC is a ground-breaking “win and advance” tournament that gives top MMA prospects from Asia a pathway to a UFC contract. Eight mixed martial arts athletes will compete in each of four men’s weight classes: flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight. The opening round is divided into four episodes, each of which includes four tournament bouts and one additional non-tournament bout. These non-tournament bouts are included for promising prospects whose divisions might not have been included in ROAD TO UFC.

ROAD TO UFC episodes and bouts:

Episode 1, June 9

  • Featherweight, Yi Zha (CN) vs Keisuke Sasu (JP)
  • Lightweight, Balajin (CN) vs WonBin Ki (KR)
  • Bantamweight, Maimaiti Tuohati (CN) vs Toshiomi Kazama (JP)
  • Flyweight, SeungGuk Choi (KR) vs Rama Supandhi (ID)
  • Non-tournament Light Heavyweight, Zhang Mingyang (CN) vs Tuco Tokkos (UK)

Episode 2, June 9

  • Bantamweight, MinWoo Kim (KR) vs Xiao Long (CN)
  • Featherweight, JunYoung Hong (KR) vs Koyomi Matsushima (JP)
  • Flyweight, Qiu Lun (CN) vs Wallen Del Rosario (PH)
  • Lightweight, Ailiya Muratbek (CN) vs Pawan Maan Singh (IN)
  • Non-tournament Flyweight, Shaun Etchell (AU) vs Takeru Uchida (JP)

Episode 3, June 10

  • Featherweight, JeongYeong Lee (KR) vs Xie Bin (CN)
  • Flyweight, Yuma Horiuchi (JP) vs Top Kiwram (TH)
  • Lightweight, Anshul Jubli (IN) vs Sho Patrick Usami (JP)
  • Bantamweight, Rinya Nakamura (JP) vs Gugun Gusman (ID)
  • Non-tournament Women's Strawweight, YeDam Seo (KR) vs Josefine Knuttson (SE)

Episode 4, June 10

  • Bantamweight, Shohei Nose (JP) vs Wulijiburen (CN)
  • Lightweight, Asikerbai Jinensibieke (CN) vs Kyung Pyo Kim (KR)
  • Featherweight, Lu Kai (CN) vs Angga Hans (ID)
  • Flyweight, HyunSung Park (KR) vs Jeremia Siregar (ID)
  • Non-tournament Welterweight, John Adajar (PH) vs HanSeul Kim (KR)

All bouts live and are subject to change. The opening round of ROAD TO UFC on June 9 and June 10 will be from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. SGT on both days. Admission is free and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis by registering at Additionally, the purchase of any VIP package for UFC 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA will include a reserved seat for both days of the event (subject to availability).

How to watch Road to UFC in India 

Watch the LIVE coverage of Road to UFC on SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2 (English), SONY TEN 3 (Hindi), and SONY TEN 4 (Tamil and Telugu) channels on 9th and 10th June 2022 from 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm (IST)


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