Another fight has been switched from the card that was penciled in for Seoul to UFC Vegas 68. Light heavyweights Da Un Jung and Devin Clark are set to face off at the Apex Centre on February 4th.
Jung (15-3-1) is coming off a KO loss to Dustin Jacoby at UFC on ABC 2, first defeat of his UFC career. Prior to that he had won four and draw one and won four but Jung remains unranked despite this impressive form.
Clark (13-7) is also coming off a loss. He has been on the UFC roster since 2016 and has seven defeats and seven victories from his 14 octagon outings.
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As previously announced there will be a strong Asian presence at UFC Vegas 68. The card in Seoul was scrapped after the Korean Zombie suffered a shoulder injury but will start at an earlier time than usual in order to accommodate the Asian audience.
Among the bouts moved is the flyweight fight pitting Tatsuro Taira against Jesus Aguilar. Having originally been booked for Seoul this will now take place in Las Vegas on February 4th.
Taira (12-0) is one of the fastest rising stars on the roster. At UFC Vegas 62 he submitted C.J. Vergara in the second round to make it two wins out of two inside the octagon, earning a $50,000 USD performance bonus in the process.
Aguilar (8-1) will be making his UFC debut but comes into the contest on the back of an eight fight winning streak. He submitted Erisson Ferreira at Dana White’s Contender Series to earn his spot on the roster.
— UFC (@ufc) October 15, 2022
Meanwhile Doo Ho Choi will be returning after a two year absence. The Korean featherweight has not fought since 2019 but will be back in action at UFC Vegas 68.
He was once one of the fastest rising stars in the sport and won his first three UFC fights with devastating first round stoppages. But Choi is coming off three straight losses, although he did earn a $50,000 USD performance bonus for his efforts on each occasion.
Choi (14-4) has seen his career badly interrupted by injury and was also forced to sit on the sidelines while he resolved issues surrounding his compulsory military service in Korea. His last victory came all the way back in 2016.
At UFC Seoul he has been matched with Kyle Nelson (13-5). With four losses from his five UFC fights the Canadian will surely be fighting for his promotional future on February 4th.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2020
Road to UFC
The finals of the Road to UFC tournaments have been moved to Las Vegas. Originally set to take place in Seoul the four fights now appear to be taking place in the US on the same date.
UFC Vegas 68 is set for the Apex Centre on February 4th. Several of the fights which were initially scheduled for Korea have been moved to this card including the conclusion of four tournaments for Asian fighters which got underway last year.
The final of the lightweight tournament pits Anshul Jubli against Jeka Saragih. The latter will become the first Indonesian fighter to compete on a UFC card.
Jubli earned a spot in the Road to UFC tournament after winning at Matrix Fight Night 6 last year. His quarter final bout was cancelled and he squeezed past Kyung Pyo Kim with a split decision win in the penultimate round.
Saragih booked his spot in the final in much more emphatic fashion and will become the first Indonesian to ever fight for the UFC. He stopped both Won Bin Ki and Pawan Maan Singh to book his spot on this card.
— UFC (@ufc) October 23, 2022
The flyweight decider will be an all Korean affair pitting Seung Guk Choi against Hyun Sung Park. Meanwhile two Japanese fighters will face off in the final of the bantamweight tournament as Toshiomi Kazama goes up against Rinya Nakamura.
At bantamweight the experienced Yi Zha takes on Road FC veteran Jeong Young Lee. In theory only the winners of these fights will be signed but the losers are also likely to be offered contracts too if they impress.