South Korea is undoubtedly one of Asia’s top producers of UFC fighters. With its abundant martial arts history, South Korea is becoming the MMA powerhouse in Asia-Pacific.
South Koreans are extremely skillful in MMA as they grew up with a lot of martial arts in their environment such as Taekwondo, the oldest martial arts in Korea called “Taekkyeon” and Hapkido.
South Korean fighters such as Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim, Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung, Lim Hyun “The Ace” Gyu, Kyung Ho “Typhoon” Kang and Dongi “The Ox” Yang are responsible for putting their country on the map as one of the world’s top maker of world-class MMA fighters.
Talent-wise, as I’ve mentioned above, Korea is the home of some of the best MMA warriors in the world, but aside from Road FC, the largest MMA promotion in the country, the lack of MMA promotions in South Korea is putting their fighters’ global rise on hold as some of the up and coming guys badly needs exposure before heading to the big leagues.
Yesterday, TOP Fighting Championship (Top FC) was officially launched and will make their inaugural show on 29 June 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.
TOP FC is organized by three gentlemen including Korean Top Team head coach, Dongjin Ha, Yeongjin Gwon and Chanyeol Jeon. The said MMA event will be aired live on FX Korea, Pandora TV and KM Player.
There are several big names that will compete in the first-ever TOP FC card on June 29th.
According to Dngjin Ha, former UFC middleweight standout, Dongi “The Ox” Yang is arguably the biggest name to compete in the said event. Though his opponent is yet to be announced, whenever Yang is fighting, especially in South Korea, expect a lot of Dong Yang fans as he is one of Korea’s most exciting MMA fighters today.
One bout is already confirmed for the opening show of TOP FC as Legend FC vet Yanghae “Hungry” Jun takes on PXC vet Doo Hwan Kim in the light heavyweight division.
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