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Road to UFC Season 2 Semi-Finals Preview: What you need to know

LockerRoom Team
26 August 2023

UFC Makes Triumphant Return to Singapore with Thrilling Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie

The anticipation is palpable as the UFC returns to the vibrant Lion City for an extraordinary event set to captivate fans across Asia. UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLLOWAY vs. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE promises an action-packed card that will unfold during prime time. Broadcasting live from Singapore on Saturday, August 26, the preliminary bouts will commence at 5pm SGT, followed by the main card kicking off at 8pm SGT.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. Fight Week spills over into Sunday, August 27, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with the electrifying semifinals of ROAD TO UFC Season 2. This day holds a pivotal opportunity for eight out of the 16 participants, as they vie for their chance to secure a coveted spot in the finals and clinch a life-changing UFC contract. The live broadcast of this crucial event will start at 4pm SGT.

ROAD TO UFC Season 2 initiated its journey with the opening round on May 27 and 28 at the esteemed UFC Performance Institute Shanghai. In a thrilling showcase of skill and determination, 32 martial arts athletes battled in four distinct men's weight divisions: flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight. Emerging from this crucible, four victors from each division earned their passage to the semifinals.

Flyweight Division (Up to 56.7kg):

The flyweight semifinalists are all set for an exhilarating encounter:

The accomplished 21-year-old national wrestler, Rei Tsuruya (7-0, fighting out of Chiba, Japan), is geared up to face the versatile strategist, Mark Climaco (9-1, fighting out of Fremont, CA, USA, representing the Philippines).

The determined and formidable 22-year-old Jiniushiyue "Little King Kong" (12-2, fighting out of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China) goes head-to-head against Road to UFC Season 1 finalist and multifaceted wrestler, Seung Guk Choi (7-2, Seoul, South Korea).

Bantamweight Division (Up to 61.2kg):

In the bantamweight division, the semifinalists are set to clash in a test of skill and resolve:

The experienced and aggressive striker, Xiao Long (25-7, fighting out of Hunan, China), prepares to engage with the relentless grappler, Shuya Kamikubo (13-1-1, fighting out of Tokyo, Japan).

Submission specialist Daermisi Zhawupasi (7-0, fighting out of Shanghai, China) will go up against well-rounded grinder Chang Ho Lee (8-1, fighting out of Goyang, South Korea).

The excitement continues in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. Stay tuned as the ROAD TO UFC Season 2 semifinals unfold, showcasing the exceptional talents and diverse fighting styles of these promising athletes. As the journey to the finals unfolds, each clash promises to be a testament to their dedication and drive.

Non-Tournament Showdowns:

Additionally, two compelling non-tournament matchups are set to amplify the excitement:

Flyweight showdown: The flashy finisher Peter "The Asian Viking" Danasoe (6-2, fighting out of Chang Mai, Thailand) is poised to take on the undefeated standout Nyamjargal "Art of KO" Tumendemberel (7-0, fighting out of Bayanbulag, Bayankhongor Province, Mongolia).

Lightweight clash: Well-rounded up-and-comer Jae Hyun Park (6-1, fighting out of Seoul, South Korea) faces the streaking finisher Quillan Salkilld (4-1, fighting out of Perth, Australia), promising an engaging encounter.

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As the Lion City prepares to host this exhilarating event, the MMA world's gaze turns to Singapore for a weekend of high-octane action, exceptional talent, and heart-pounding moments. UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLLOWAY vs. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE and ROAD TO UFC Season 2 are set to deliver a double dose of fight excitement that fans won't want to miss.


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