Road to UFC (RTU), which served as the stepping stone for Daegu-born fighter Lee Jung-young, the “Korean Tiger,” to enter the UFC, returns with Season 2.
The UFC recently announced plans for the second season of RTU. RTU is a groundbreaking tournament with the winner advancing to the next round, providing Asia’s top prospects with the most important opportunity to advance to the world stage온라인카지노. The opening round will be held over two days on May 27 and 28.
Previously, the first tournament started in June of last year, with 32 fighters competing in four weight classes. In the final held on the 5th, two Korean fighters, Lee Jung-young and Park Hyeon-seong, and four winners, including Anshul Jubli (India) and Nakamura Rinya (Japan), signed UFC contracts.
In addition, three other finalists, Jeka Saragi (Indonesia), Kazama Toshiomi (Japan), and non-tournament winner Zhang Mingyang (China) also signed with the UFC.
RTU Season 2 will once again consist of men’s flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight tournaments.
If players from China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and India participated in Season 1, it is expected that more countries will gather in Season 2. To provide additional opportunities for MMA prospects, one non-tournament match will be added per card, making up an episode of five matches.
All rounds of the tournament will be held as live events for the public, with specific venues announced prior to each tournament. The finals will be held at UFC Fight Night Asia in Q4 2023.
“When we launched RTU last year, we didn’t expect it to have such a huge impact in discovering talent and building a fan base in Asia,” said UFC senior vice president and president of Asia, Kevin Chang. “Season 2 once again seeks to provide Asian MMA up-and-comers with a clear path to the UFC,” he said.
Meanwhile, the UFC plans to recruit participants for RTU Season 2 by the 13th. Athletes who wish to participate can apply by sending their profile and match video to RoadtoUFC