Victory by penalty… Choi Doo-ho, regrettable draw before UFC return

‘Korean Superboy’ Choi Doo-ho (32) unfortunately missed the victory with a draw in his return to the Octagon after 3 years and 2 months.

On the 5th (Korean time), 메이저사이트 Choi Doo-ho finished a featherweight match against Kyle Nelson (32, Canada) in a draw at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak held at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Choi Doo-ho, who returned after 3 years and 2 months after the Busan UFC in December 2019, focused on physical training under the guidance of “Korean Zombie” Chan-seong Jeong (36).

He fought well until the third round without exposing his physical strength problem, which had been pointed out as his weakness, and bumped his head with Nelson while fighting on the ground one minute before the end of the match.

The referee judged that Doo-ho Choi, who was pressuring him from above, committed a foul (butting) by intentionally butting Nelson’s head, and gave Doo-ho Choi a 1-point deduction.

In the end, the outcome of the match was determined by the decision.

One judge gave Choi Doo-ho a 29-27, and the other two scored it 28-28.

As a result, had it not been for the butting deduction, Choi Doo-ho could have won by unanimous decision.

To win by decision in the UFC, you need to get high scores from at least two of the three judges.

Choi Doo-ho lost the victory due to an unreasonable decision even though he played an overwhelming game with a total number of hits of 79-39 and a score of 50-20 in important hits.

After the game, Choi Doo-ho expressed satisfaction through his Instagram, saying, “I prepared and showed the game I wanted to show. However, my body was a little dull after a long time. Fortunately, President Dana White decided to take care of the victory allowance.” revealed

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