MMA

Korean UFC fighter Doo Ho Choi fails to earn 15th win after losing to Jeremy Stephens

The stars did not align for South Korean UFC fighter Doo Hoo “The Korean Superboy” Choi, 26, on January 14, 2018 when he and his American opponent Jeremy “Li’l Heathen” Stephens, 31, headlined “UFC Fight Night 124” at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The latter defeated the former via knockout via punches and elbows at 2:26 of Round 2.

Choi made his UFC debut on November 22, 2014 when he defeated his Mexican opponent Juan Manuel Puig, 28, at “UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs Swanson” via technical knockout via punches at 0:18 of Round 1. The event was headlined by Frankie “The Answer” Edgar, 36, the winner, and Cub Swanson, 34.

A year later, Choi returned into the UFC cage and defeated Sam Sicilia, 31, of Spokane, Washington. The Korean fighter knocked out his opponent via punches at 1:33 of Round 1 at “UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal” on November 28, 2015.

On July 8, 2016, Choi won his third consecutive win. He defeated his Brazilian opponent Thiago Tavares, 33, via knockout via punches at 2:42 of Round 1 at “UFC- The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.”

It was on December 10, 2016 when Choi lost a UFC bout for the first time. Swanson defeated him at “UFC 206- Holloway vs Pettis” via unanimous decision.

Overall, the first time Choi lost a professional MMA bout was on June 6, 2010. Japanese fighter Yusuge Kagiyama, 34, defeated him via split decision at “Deep- Cage Impact 2010 in Osaka” after two five-minute rounds.

After losing to Stephens at “UFC Fight Night 124,” Choi now has 14 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Stephens’ record was upgraded to 27 wins and 14 losses.

In 2019, Choi will have to put his UFC career on hold because of his upcoming mandatory military service. Watch him talk about this here:

 

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