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Sung Woo Choi fell short in his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut and will want nothing more than to bounce back in his next fight. He will have to deal with the returning Gavin Tucker, owner of a 1-1 Octagon ledger. The two featherweights are set to trade blows on July 27 at UFC 240. Read some numbers below that may prove significant in their upcoming bout.
Age, height and arm reachChoi will turn 27 on Nov. 3 and is six years younger than Tucker, who was born on June 17, 1986. At 5’11”, Choi is four inches taller than Tucker and also has a huge reach advantage. His arm reach measures 74” while Tucker’s registers at 66”.
UFC appearancesBoth fighters are fairly new to the UFC. Tucker only has two Octagon fights. He debuted on Feb. 19, 2017 with a decision victory over veteran Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 105. His next fight didn’t go his way as he lost to Rick Glenn, also by decision. Choi, meanwhile, started his UFC career with a decision loss to Movsar Evloev in April of this year at UFC Fight Night 149.
Longest winning streakTucker’s loss to Glenn was the first of his career. The Canadian featherweight won 10 straight fighting mostly in Nova Scotia-based Extreme Cage Combat, where he became the featherweight champion. He defended the belt once before relinquishing it to join the UFC.
Like Tucker, Choi also piled up consecutive wins to kick off his career. He was successful five times, displaying his skills in South Korea, China and Kazakhstan. His winning run ended with a knockout to compatriot Jae Woong Kim, a loss he later avenged, also with a knockout.