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SUNG WOO CHOI

AGE

26

RECORD

7-2-0

REACH

74”

HEIGHT

5”11"

WEIGHT

145LBS

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

MOB TRAINING CENTER

HOMETOWN

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 149 – VS MOVSAR EVLOEV

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Both fighters are light on their feet. Choi opens the fight with a straight right hand. He slowly takes the center and starts searching for his timing. Choi goes high with the kick, just misses! 1st min in Evloev sticks with the jab. Choi has a big reach advantage in this fight. A big step in uppercut lands for Evloev! Choi absorbs the shot well. Evloev is explosive early. Choi connects with a knee to the body but Evloev responds with a right over the top! Both fighters are throwing power early. Evloev dives for a single leg takedown and gets it! He is working for a position. Evloev steps into side control. Choi is looking calm and relaxed on the bottom. He scrambles and gets the guard back. Evloev is displaying strong top control. Halfway in, Evloev stays busy with the short punches. Choi scrambles but he has a hard time finding his way up. Evloev is landing nice shots with the right hand. Choi scrambles but the wrestling of Evloev is relentless so far. 1 min to go, Evloev is using great head positioning to create some space for his punches. He stands up and Choi sees the chance to explode back to his feet. Evloev follows with the clinch against the fence and lands a couple of punches. He level changes for a double leg takedown against gets it. Choi rolls over and gives his back! Evloev is constantly landing punches and knees! 10-9 Evloev

Rd 2 – Choi starts working from his distance with the kicks. Evloev is looking confident. Evloev pushes forward lands a big right hand! He follows with a takedown attempt against the fence. Choi is defending well but Evloev starts putting strong pressure on him.. 1st min in, Evloev is committed to a takedown. He is grinding against the fence with the dirty boxing. He eventually trips Choi down and takes his back! Choi is working hard to get back to his feet but Evloev shows his great wrestling skills once again. Choi manages to stand up. Evloev drops for double leg takedown and gets it! Halfway in, Evloev is working from the guard position. He is dominating the fight so far. Choi has no answer on the mat. He is looking desperate on the bottom. He tries to scramble but Evloev takes his back against the fence. Evloev is landing hard knees to the body! However, the referee stops the fight. Evloev has landed a knee to the head, which is illegal. The referee takes one point from Evloev. They are back in the center. Both fighters exchange leg kicks. Evloev explodes with the spinning back elbow and lands! He is very creative in his attacks! 1 min to go, Evloev continues with the pressure and dives for a single leg takedown. Choi is defending well. Evloev is landing with the left hand. His pace is relentless and he is slowly tiring Choi down. 10-9 Evloev

Rd 3 – Choi opens the round with a leg kick but eats a quick one two from Evloev! Evloev follows with the double leg takedown and gets it! His wrestling is incredible! Evloev starts working from the guard position. 1st min in, Choi is trying everything from the bottom but the difference in the grappling skills is huge. Choi scrambles his way up but Evloev is all over him. Choi scrambles and he finds his way back to his feet! However, he has a hard time separating. He is constantly on his back or against the fence in this fight. Evloev is working for another takedown against the cage. Halfway in, Choi is getting dominated in this fight so far. Halfway in, Evloev is constantly landing short punches. He is not doing any significant damage but he is outscoring Choi. Choi tries to scramble but ends up on his back once again. Evloev scrambles his way up and separates! Great move by Choi! However, Evloev explodes with spinning back fists and lands! He follows with another takedown attempt against the cage. Choi scrambles once again but Evloev is controlling his legs well. 1 min to go, Evloev is fighting a smart fight. Evloev picks Choi up in the air and takes him down! However Choi immediately scrambles back to his feet. Evloev is controlling him with the body lock. 10-9 Evloev

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

9 MATCHES 7 WINS 2 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 5 1
SUBMISSION 0 0
DECISION 2 1
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Choi is a talented standup fighter who has good scrambles on the mat.
  • He is a big Featherweight and always has a height and reach advantage.
  • Choi is a patient fighter who likes to fight under his terms. He has a hard time fighting under the constant pressure as seen against Evloev.
  • Choi has a lot of speed in his hands. He is very accurate with the straight punches.
  • However, Choi leaves himself open during his attacks.
  • He has a tendency to keep his distance with the front kicks as seen against Evloev.
  • His takedown defense was not on point against Evloev. He got rapidly taken down multiple times during the fight.
  • However, He has good scrambles on the mat. He was getting back to his feet over and over.
  • He was looking weak in the clinch against Elvoev. He had a hard time separating.