UFC signs South Korean fighters Jung Da-Un and Park Jun-Yong
The UFC is on a signing spree of South Korean fighters.
Korean Top Team’s Jung Da-Un and Park Jun-Yong are the latest to put pen to paper on a UFC contract. That makes it four Korean fighters added to the roster in the last month.
Jung (11-2) will be the first Korean in history to compete in the 205lbs division for the UFC. The 25-year-old Daegu native started his career in 2015 with mixed results fighting for TFC.
However the following year, he flipped a switch and embarked on a campaign of terror throughout multiple organizations around Asia such as Heat, WOTD, and Art of War. Jung won ten straight fights and picked up the Heat light heavyweight title along the way.
Park (10-3) is riding a seven fight winning streak dating back to late 2016. He is a very decorated and well-traveled middleweight with impressive victories over Ray Cooper III, John Vake and Glenn Sparv.
His last appearance in the cage was in the headliner of Real Fight: ‘Double Impact’ last December in Russia. Park only needed 49 seconds to knock out Matvey Ivanenko to capture the middleweight title.
There is no word on when these two promising athletes will debut but, given that the UFC has recently signed Korean prospects Jo Sung Bin and Choi Seung Woo, a second event in Seoul seems likely to be in the works.