In the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship had a treat for mixed martial arts fans willing to give up some sleep for a morning full of fights.
UFC Fight Night 79 was a historic event at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul as it was the promotion’s first event in South Korea. The event was headlined by a welterweight fight between former lightweight champion Benson Henderson and fellow ex-155er Jorge Masvidal.
The event was full of highlight reel finishes and close decisions. The standout performance of the day belonged to Doo Ho Choi, who kicked off the main card with a brilliant TKO victory over Sam Sicilia. Choi once again showed off his crisp striking as he continues to establish himself as one of the best, most exciting prospects in the featherweight division.
Overall, it was a very successful event for the UFC’s South Korean debut.
Who was able to come away from UFC Fight Night 79 with big wins to improve their stock within the organization? The full event results can be seen below.
Benson Henderson def. Jorge Masvidal via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) – Round 5, 5:00
Dong Hyun Kim def. Dominic Waters via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:11
Alberto Mina def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
Doo Ho Choi def. Sam Sicilia via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:33
Dongi Yang def. Jake Collier via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:50
Mike De La Torre def. Yui Chul Nam via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
Tae Hyun Bang def. Leo Kuntz via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
Seo Hee Ham def. Cortney Casey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
Fredy Serrano vs. Yao Zhikui via TKO (arm injury) – Round 1, 0:44
Marco Beltran def. Ning Guangyou via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
Dominique Steele def. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim via knockout (slam) – Round 3, 0:27