“Korean Tiger” Lee Jung-young won a unanimous decision in his UFC debut.
Lee Jung-young defeated Blake Builder of the United States (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) in the undercard featherweight match of UFC Fight Night: Dolizet vs Imabov at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 4th (Korea time).
It was a complete victory without giving up a single round, and he outperformed the U.S. state champion in amateur boxing by striking. His takedown defense, which was pointed out as his weakness, was also perfect.
Lee took the lead by hitting two body hooks with his left hand from the start of the game. When the opponent team was wary of his left hand, Lee displayed body punch with his right hand this time, and the builder retreated in shock.
The builder switched to wrestling, but Lee easily blocked his opponent’s take-down attempt and counterattacked with an elbow attack. Soon after, he calmly followed and tried to punch his head and torso, pressing them.
Daniel Comier, a commentator who served as UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, even highly evaluated Lee Jung-young’s fighting intelligence, saying, “You are doing a good job in hitting combinations.”
Starting from the second round, Lee showed off his grappling skills that he had focused on for the past year. After blocking a builder’s takedown, he tripped the builder and launched a flurry of foundation attacks.
In the third round, he went on the offensive with his opponent’s long-term takedown, and he continued to pressure his opponent before finishing the game 라바카지노도메인.
Lee Jung-young’s mixed martial arts record, which he won neatly in his UFC debut, became 11 wins and 1 loss.
“I’m happy to win the UFC I’ve dreamed of,” Lee said at a press conference after the fight. “It’s only half of what I drew. I have a big dream, so I shouldn’t be satisfied already.”
“This is the beginning. I will show my strength as an Asian player,” Lee said. “It doesn’t matter who the next opponent is. I hope he can play well.”