UFC to Hold First-Ever Event in South Korea on Nov. 28

By Tristen Critchfield May 16, 2015

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will travel to South Korea for the first time in promotion history when the Octagon touches down in Seoul on Nov. 28.

The Las Vegas-based organization announced the Fight Night event, which will take place at the city’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena, shortly after the conclusion of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night “Edgar vs. Faber” card on Saturday. It will be the promotion’s third Asian event in 2015.

“The UFC in Asia is growing at an impressive pace and this event in Seoul will mark our second new market this year,” Ken Berger, the Executive Vice President and General Manager of UFC Asia, said in a release. “South Korea has some of Asia’s best MMA athletes, and this event is fully expected to illustrate just how powerful and technical these fighters have become. As usual we will bring a truly international fight card to the region, giving our loyal fans and those new to the sport a thrilling night to remember.”

South Korean fighters such as Dong Hyun Kim, Chan Sung Jung and Hyun Gyu Lim have already made a name for themselves in the Octagon. The promotion has held a number of events throughout Asia in recent years, including cards in Macao, Manila, Singapore and Tokyo. According to the release, nearly 40 Asian fighters are currently signed to the UFC’s roster.


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