Han Seul Kim and Takahiro Kawanaka to vie for welterweight title at Double G 4
Double G 4 features a championship doubleheader and is set for KBS Arena Hall in Seoul on March 7th. Highly-touted South Korean prospect Han Seul Kim is set to take on Takahiro Kawanaka in the main event to determine the first-ever welterweight champion for the organization.
Returning from a nearly two-year absence from the sport, Kim (10-3) destroyed Japanese multi-promotional champion Maeda Makoto in the first round with laser accuracy at Double G 3 last October. Cage rust was nonexistent and he was extremely light on his feet.
The 29-year-old striker holds wins over the likes of UFC vets Frank Camacho and Takenori Sato. Kim trained most of his career with the famed Korean Top Team but recently moved over and started working with Korean Zombie MMA.
Kawanaka (15-7) is stepping outside of Japan to compete for the first time since 2012. The 30-year-old Brave Gym alum has been building his resume on the regional scene, mostly competing under the Deep banner. He has won eight of his last ten fights with four of those victories coming via stoppage.
The co-main event will also feature another title bout. Azizbek Satibaldiev (16-7) returns after a successful promotional debut against Korean Zombie MMA product Hong Jun Yong in the headliner of Double G 3.
That unanimous decision extended his win streak to six and drew the attention of many. The Kyrgyzstani brawler has been down in Phuket since early January preparing for this upcoming fight.
Satebaldiev’s opponent for the inaugural featherweight strap has yet to be determined but sources have revealed the combatant will not be South Korean.
This event is likely to consist of six or seven main card matchups with a large contingent of foreign talent colliding with local fighters.