Seung Min Shin beats Jae Wook Myung at GFC 4
Seung Min Shin proved the doubters wrong by derailing Jae Wook Myung in the headliner of GFC 4. The event took place at the Kyung Seong University Team MAD facilities on Saturday night.
Myung came into this matchup as one of the hottest prospects on the regional scene. Having won his first six straight mostly by finishes, many expected a dominant performance but Shin had different plans.
Once they touched gloves, Shin rushed forward to engage immediately. After a quick scramble, Myung connected cleanly with a right counter off a lazy kick which made his opponent have to reset.
A double jab, right straight came shortly after and Shin was visibly rocked. They went to the ground for a brief moment when Shin slipped while throwing a kick but was upright after taking a few punches.
Being patient did not play into Myung’s favor and allowed his foe to shake off the cobwebs. Shin ate a hard jab then landed a straight right, left hook combination.
Shin showed his experience by mixing in some takedowns and subsequently put Myung to the canvas. Once the fight got back to the feet, it was neck and neck with both fighters landing shots yet it was Shin who seemed to have a bigger impact with his strikes.
Myung jumped for a flying knee to start the second round but that did not work in his favor and Shin wrapped up the leg and put him to the floor against the fence. A barrage followed and Myung ate some punches.
After some counter left hand lands Shin took the fight to the ground once more. The Ssen Gym representative slammed down punches and controlled for a solid minute until Myung was able to create some space and push off to get back up.
Following a few sloppy striking exchanges, Myung pulled guard in an attempt to wrap up the guillotine but Shin slipped his neck. Not long after, the Team MAD product threw up his legs for a modified triangle choke yet again his opponent wiggled out easily and commenced to punish him with punches.
Shin (5-3) ended the round from mount dropping down a number of unanswered hammerfists which led to the unanimous decision, snapping a two-fight skid. Myung (6-1), on the other hand, suffers his first professional loss.
Best of the rest
In the co-main event, Kyung Lok Kim (1-2) was able to gauge distance perfectly against the much longer and taller Joo Hyun Kim (0-1). He targeted monstrous kicks to the body and eventually damage the left arm to the point where the ref had to step in and stop the fight.
Other stellar performances came for Jin Pyo Jang (3-0) and Young Gyu Choi (2-0). The former got into an instant brawl with Seung Cheol Lee (1-2) but knees in the clinch opened up a nasty cut above the eye and the fight was waved off in under a minute.
Meanwhile, Choi defended well against takedown attempts and create some space so he could land a cluster of punches to take out Sung Un Yang (1-2) in 80 seconds.