Get ready for the highly anticipated semifinals of Road to UFC Season 2 in Singapore. Learn about the Japanese prospects, popular fighter Sangwook Kim, returning names, and exciting non-tournament bouts. Find out all the details about the event and where to watch it live.
After a long wait, the second season of Road to UFC is finally back with its semifinal rounds in Singapore. This highly anticipated event will showcase the talents of Asian prospects in four different weight classes. Here’s everything you need to know about Episodes 5 and 6 of Road to UFC Season 2.
Japanese Prospects to Watch
Among the fighters to keep an eye on in this tournament are two young and undefeated Japanese prospects. Rei Tsuruya, a 21-year-old with a 7-0 record, was the flyweight King of Pancrase before transitioning to MMA. Shin Haraguchi, a 24-year-old with a 6-0 record, was the Grachan lightweight champion. Both wrestlers had impressive finishes in the opening rounds.
Sangwook Kim: The Popular Fighter
Sangwook Kim, with a record of 9-2, is one of the most popular fighters in these tournaments. Known for his appearances on hit shows like Netflix’s ‘Physical 100’ and ‘The Iron Squad,’ Kim is not only an MMA fighter but also a former Seal Team specialist. He dropped down to lightweight for this tournament and won his opening round with a d’arce choke.
Returning Names and Rising Talent
The lineup also includes familiar faces from last year’s Road to UFC finals, such as Yi Zha and Seung Guk Choi. Rong Zhu, a three-fight UFC veteran, is also back and looking impressive. The UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai has been developing talent in China, and one prospect to watch from that stable is 23-year-old Daermisi Zhaqupasi.
Exciting Non-Tournament Bouts
In addition to the tournament matches, there will be some exciting non-tournament bouts. One of the highlights is the return of Muay Thai fighter Peter Danasoe, who stole the show in the last Road to UFC event with a spectacular flying knee.
Fight Card and Broadcast Details
The Road to UFC Season 2 semifinals will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The event will be split into two episodes, with Episode 5 starting at 4 a.m. ET and Episode 6 at 6 a.m. ET. The fights will be broadcasted live on various networks and outlets in Asian countries, while the rest of the world can stream it live on UFC Fight Pass.
|Rei Tsuruya vs. Shin Haraguchi
|Sangwook Kim vs. TBA
|TBA vs. TBA
|TBA vs. TBA
Join us for an action-packed morning of MMA as the Road to UFC Season 2 semifinals unfold in Singapore!