ROAD TO UFC is a ground-breaking “win and advance” tournament that gives top MMA prospects from Asia a pathway to a UFC contract. Eight mixed martial arts athletes will compete in each of four men’s weight classes: flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight. To provide additional opportunities for MMA prospects in Asia, there will also be four non-tournament bouts.
All bouts scheduled for three rounds.
The opening round of ROAD TO UFC Season 2 on May 27 and 28 will air in Asia primetime (GMT +8) on UFC broadcast partners (check local listings). Additional information on the tournament will be announced at a later date.
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Each episode of ROAD TO UFC will air in Asia primetime GMT +8, so audiences across Asia can get to know the athletes via in-event features and competitions on the following UFC broadcast partners:
OUTSIDE ASIA: UFC FIGHT PASS
HONG KONG: NOW SPORTS
INDIA: SONY TEN 2
SOUTH KOREA: TVN, TVN SHOW, TVN SPORTS, TVING
MALAYSIA: ASTRO SUPERSPORT 5, UNIFI TV, MOLA
PHILIPPINES: TAP GO, PREMIER SPORTS
SINGAPORE: HUB SPORTS, MIO SPORTS, MOLA
THAILAND & CAMBODIA: TRUE SPORTS HD3
VIETNAM: K+ SPORTS
Flyweight Bout: Top Noi Kiwram (126) vs Nyamjargal Tumendemberel (126)
Flyweight Tournament Bout: Rei Tsuruya (126) vs Ronal Siahaan (126)
Featherweight Tournament Bout: Yizha (145.5) vs Wuziazibieke Jiahefu (147.5)*
Flyweight Tournament Bout: Mark Climaco (125.5) vs JungHyun Lee (126)
Featherweight Tournament Bout: Keisuke Sasu (146) vs SangWon Kim (145.5)
Welterweight Bout: Taiyilake Nueraji (170.5) vs HanSeul Kim (171)
Flyweight Tournament: Jiniushiyue (126) vs Billy Pasulatan (125.5)
Featherweight Tournament: Yibugele (145.5) vs Kouya Kanda (145)
Flyweight Tournament Bout: Sumit Kumar (125) vs SeungGuk Choi (126)
Featherweight Tournament Bout: Li Kaiwen (145.5) vs Lu Kai (146)
Welterweight Bout: Chris Hofmann (170.5) vs SangHoon Yoo (171)
Bantamweight Tournament Bout: Xiao Long (135.5) vs Shohei Nose (136)
Lightweight Tournament Bout: Kazuma Maruyama (156) vs Sangwook Kim (156)
Bantamweight Tournament Bout: Shuya Kamikubo (135.5) vs Baergeng Jieleyisi (135.5)
Lightweight Tournament Bout: SeongChan Hong (155.5) vs Rongzhu (155)
Flyweight Bout: Sim Kai Xiong (126) vs Peter Danesoe (125.5)
Bantamweight Tournament Bout: Eperaim Ginting (134.5) vs Daermisi Zhawupasi (135)
Lightweight Tournament Bout: Windri Patilima (155) vs Shin Haraguchi (155)
Bantamweight Tournament Bout: ChangHo Lee (135) vs Rana Rudra Pratap Singh (135.5)
Lightweight Tournament Bout: WonBin Ki (155.5) vs Bahatebole Batebolati (156)
*Wuziazibieke Jiahefu weighed in above the feathwerweight limit. He forfeits 20% of his purse to his opponent. Fight proceeds as scheduled.