A day after UFC 280, the promotion will continue with the “Road to UFC” semi-final rounds. These four tournaments are designed to find Asian talent and will have fighters from China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, India and Indonesia represented.
The opening rounds started with 32 fighters back in June, and after this event, they’ll determine the two finalists on each of the four divisions. Toshiomi Kazama already managed to earn himself a free slot to the bantamweight finals a day earlier, with his opponent Min Woo Kim badly missing weight.
Road to UFC will be available to be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. Join us live on Sunday, October 23, starting at 7 a.m. ET for Episode 5 of Road to UFC, with Episode 6 starting after at 9 a.m. ET.
Seen below are everything you need about the card, including full results, fight card, videos, and the tournament brackets.
Episode 5: Sunday, October 23, 7 a.m. ET
Featherweight Semis: Yi Zha def. Koyomi Matsushima by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Flyweight Semis: Seung Guk Choi def. Qiu Lun by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Lightweight Semis: Jeka Saragih def. Won Bin Ki by KO (punch), R1
Non-tournament featherweight: Keisuke Sasu def. Balajin by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Episode 6: Sunday, October 23, 9 a.m. ET
Featherweight Semis: Jeong Yeong Lee def. Lu Kai by KO (Punches), 0:42 R1
Bantamweight Semis: Rinya Nakamura def. Shohei Nose by TKO (strikes), R1
Flyweight Semis: Hyun Sung Park def. Topnoi Kiwram by submission (rear naked choke), R1
Lightweight Semis: Anshul Jubli def. Kyung Pyo Kim by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Non-tournament welterweight: Samandar Murodov def. Gian Siqueira by rear naked choke, 4:59 R1
* Toshiomi Kazama vs Min Woo Kim was cancelled after weigh ins. Kazama advanced to the finals.