Bae Myung-Ho to defend his welterweight crown at AFC 10
AFC 10: ‘Wave Of Change’ has been scheduled for January 28th at Sindorim Techno Mart in Seoul.
Two title fights and an anticipated debut are on the docket for the event.
Bae Myung-Ho (17-5), AFC welterweight champion, will make his second title defense in the headlining spot against an opponent yet to be announced.
Back at AFC 8, Bae was supposed to defend his strap against Kunlun Fight welterweight champion Rodrigo Caporal but the Brazilian came down with an illness the day before fight night due to weight cut complications so he was replaced by Yuto Nakajima for a late notice catchweight bout. The Team MAD staple only needed thirty seconds to take the neck and choke out his Japanese foe in an uneventful climax to the show.
Bae has knocked off nine straight opponents dating back to 2010 with victories over UFC veteran Li Jingliang and former HEAT welterweight title-holder Kenta Takagi.
In addition, Bae’s teammate Lee Sang-Soo (18-12-1) will chase gold when he steps into the cage for the first time under the AFC banner. Lee was slated to challenge Tilek Zheenbekov for the openweight title at AFC 9 but the Kazakh could not make it to the event and was subsequently stripped of his belt.
An opponent has not been revealed for the ex-HEAT heavyweight champion.
In a surprise signing by the promotion, former URCC featherweight champion Lee Do-Gyeom (5-2) will make his debut. This will be the first time he will compete professionally in his home country.
Lee has spent most of his young career in the Philippines tearing through the competition, eventually capturing the 145-pound title when he finished gritty veteran Reydon Romero in the second round with vicious ground and pound at URCC 27 in 2016.
He successfully defended the belt three times but got it taken away last September at URCC Colossal against Mark Striegl in the opening frame via technical submission.
After all the controversy surrounding his last fight, the South Korean looks to start the next chapter of his promising career with a clean plate.
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