Asia’s top MMA fighters will have the opportunity to make their way to the UFC this June at the “Road to UFC” tournament.
The promotion announced the tournament back in April and has now released the brackets and dates for the contest.
It will feature fighters from all over Asia, including India, Japan, China, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia. It will be split into four eight-man tournaments in the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight divisions with a few non-tournament bouts in the mix.
Check out the brackets below:
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Here are the tournament brackets for the 𝙍𝙊𝘼𝘿 𝙏𝙊 𝙐𝙁𝘾! Who will emerge victoriously and realize their Octagon dreams?
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Yi Zha vs. Sasu Keisuke – featherweight
Balajin vs. Ki Wonbin – lightweight
Maimaitituoheti Keremuaili vs. Kazama Toshiomi – bantamweight
Choi SeungGuk vs. Rama Supandhi – flyweight
Zhang MingYang vs. George Tokkos – light heavyweight (non-tournament bout)
Kim MinWoo vs Xiao Long – bantamweight
Hong JunYoung vs Matsushima Koyomi – featherweight
Qiu Lun vs Wallen Del Rosario – flyweight
Ailiya Muratbek vs Pawan Maan – lightweight
Shaun Etchell vs Uchida Takeru – flyweight (non-tournament bout)
Lee JeongYeong vs Xie Bin – featherweight
Yuma Horiuchi vs Top Noi – flyweight
Anshul Jubli vs Usami Sho Patrick- lightweight
Nakamura Rinya vs Gugun Gusman – bantamweight
Seo Yedam vs Josefine Knutsson – women’s strawweight (non-tournament bout)
Nose Shohei vs WulijiBuren – bantamweight
Asikerbai Jinensibieke vs Kyung Pyo Kim – lightweight
Lu Kai vs Angga – featherweight
Park HyunSung vs Jeremia Siregar – flyweight
John Adajar vs Kim HanSeul – welterweight (non-tournament bout)
The first two episodes are set to take place on June 9th while the following two are set for the following day on June 10th.
The winners will move on and the losers are to be eliminated. The semi-finals and finals will be held on a later date, but have yet to be announced.
We will keep you updated with tournament results here at MyMMANews.
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.