Road to UFC 2: Sumit Kumar and Rana Rudra Pratap Singh suffer losses in Opening Round
05 June 2023
The campaign of Indian MMA fighters Sumit Kumar and Rana Rudra Pratap Singh ended in the opening round of Road to UFC Season 2.
Sumit Kumar suffered a decision loss at Flyweight
Sumit Kumar opened the proceedings for India in the Flyweight bracket as he went up against Road to UFC Veteran Seung Guk Choi of South Korea.
In an intense and fast-paced showdown, Sumit Kumar and Seung Guk Choi displayed unwavering determination and refused to back down. Kumar relentlessly executed takedowns with furious aggression, while Choi relentlessly pursued a knockout opportunity. However, it was Choi's superior technical performance that ultimately earned him the decision victory, showcasing his precision and skill throughout the fight.
Rana Rudra Pratap Singh suffered a stoppage loss
Rana Rudra Pratap Singh, who had earlier competed at ONE Warrior Series and BRAVE Combat Federation, suffered a stoppage loss in his fight. Rana went up against Chang Ho Lee of South Korea in the opening round.
Chang Ho Lee dominated the fight against Rana Rudra Pratap Singh from start to finish, employing a strategic takedown and showcasing his ground control skills. With relentless ground-and-pound strikes, Lee secured a TKO victory, leaving no room for his opponent to mount a counter-attack.
You can see the results from Road to UFC Season 2 Opening round below.
Road to UFC Season 2 Opening Round Results:
- Rei Tsuruya defeats Ronal Siahaan by Submission (Kimura) at 1:19 of Round 2
- Mark Climaco (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) defeats Jung Hyun Lee by Unanimous Decision
- Jiniushiyue defeats Billy Pasulatan by TKO (strikes) at 1:56 of Round 1
- Seung Guk Choi (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) defeats Sumit Kumar by Unanimous Decision
- Yizha defeats Wuziazibieke Jiahefu by Submission (Armbar) at 2:32 of Round 1
- Sang Won Kim defeats Keisuke Sasu by KO (right hand) at 1:42 of Round 2
- Koya Kanda (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) defeats Yibugele by Unanimous Decision
- Li Kaiwen defeats Lu Kai by TKO (strikes) at 1:11 of Round 1
- Nyamjargal Tumendemberel (29-28, 29-28) defeats Top Noi Kiwram (29-28) by Split Decision
- Taiyilake Nueraji defeats HanSeul Kim by KO (left elbow) at 1:38 of Round 2
- Xiao Long defeats Shohei Nose by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Shuya Kamikubo (30-27, 29-28) defeats Baergeng Jieleyisi (29-28) by Split Decision
- Daermisi Zhawupasi defeats Eperaim Ginting by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 0:58 of Round 1
- Chang Ho Lee defeats Rana Rudra Pratap Singh by TKO (strikes) at 3:52 of Round 1
- Sang Wook Kim defeats Kazuma Maruyama by submission (D’arce choke) at 3:08 of Round 1
- Rongzhu defeats Seong Chan Hong by TKO (strikes) at 2:17 of Round 1
- Shin Haraguchi defeats Windri Patilima by TKO (strikes) at 1:25 of Round 2
- Bahatebole Batebolati defeats WonBin Ki by DQ (illegal strikes) at 2:22
- Sang Hoon Yoo defeats Chris Hofmann by TKO (knee and punches) at 3:10 of Round 3
- Peter Danesoe defeats Kai Xiong by KO (flying knee) at 4:20 of Round 1
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