South Korea is a martial arts powerhouse that has consistently supplied the UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, with top-level fighters such as “Korean Zombie” Chung Chan Sung, “Stun Gun” Kim Dong Hyun, and “Korean Superboy” Choi Doo Ho.
Last year’s Road to UFC produced two winners in Lee Jung-young and Park Hyun-sung, and this year’s two events at the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai, China on July 27 and 28 will feature nine Korean fighters.
“We’re looking forward to seeing Korean fighters at this year’s event as well,” Kevin Zhang, president of UFC Asia, said in a video interview with Yonhap News Agency on Nov. 22, after successfully organizing the Road to UFC, a competition aimed at discovering UFC fighters for the Asian region.메이저놀이터
Kevin Zhang, a Chinese-American, started his career in the office of the North American Football League (NFL), North America’s most popular professional sports organization, and now serves as the UFC’s regional president for Asia, a region that accounts for 60 percent of the world’s population.
Kevin Jang said he would love to see another UFC event in South Korea and is looking into ways to return to the country as soon as possible.
He also mentioned that between Korean fighters Chung Chan Sung and Kim Dong Hyun, Chung Chan Sung is the more meaningful fighter as he has had two title fights.
Below is a one-on-one with Kevin Jang.