Yuan Chunbo submits Jang Won Jun, captures AFC x MMC bantamweight title
Angel’s Fighting Championship (AFC) and Mixed Martial Championship (MMC) joined forces last Saturday in Seoul. A kickboxing title fight headlined the event yet it was the MMA clashes that made the night a success.
With the first-ever co-promotion bantamweight title on the line, Yuan Chunbo seized the moment. He displayed his grappling prowess by choking Jang Won Jun unconscious in the first round.
Jung attempted a takedown from a kneeling position only to end up mounted. Yuan had his legs wrapped around the neck of Jung in a triangle choke and rolled over onto his back and began to tighten the grip.
The Chinese bantamweight hooked the leg and locked up the arm which trapped Jung in an awkward position and that is when he lost consciousness, leaving him no time to tap.
Yuan (5-8) has turned his career around with a three fight winning streak that culminated in him picking up his first career title here. Meanwhile, Jung (4-4) loses his fourth consecutive bout and has lost all his early momentum.
Korean MMA veteran Kim Jae Young (24-13) returned to action in his homeland after an unsuccessful campaign in Europe. He made his promotional debut against debutant Luo Youlong and walked away with the win.
Young effortlessly pounded down hammmerfists until the submission presented itself in the first round. He might have earned a shot against reigning middleweight champion Sasha Palatnikov in early 2020.
Oh Ho Taek (5-2-1) also made his first appearance in the AFC cage and made good on his promise to finish newcomer Huang Zhenwei quickly with an armbar in 90 seconds.The Korean now sets his eyes on a showdown with dangerous prospect Kim Kyung Pyo for the vacant lightweight strap at the next event.
In the main event of the night, Noh Jae Gil outstruck Yang Wurin in a lackluster three-round kickboxing affair to obtain the decision and retain the AFC title as well as take the MMC belt.