Doo Ho Choi
Returning at UFC Busan
October 16, 2019
Choi will fight Charles Jourdain in a featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night in Busan, South Korea on Dec. 21.
Choi's last fight was a loss to Jeremy Stephens via TKO at UFC Fight Night in January 2018, but he's now slated to make his return to the Octagon after an almost two-year hiatus. The 28-year-old was absent for mandatory military service in his native South Korea, and he'll now get the chance to fight in his home country in December.
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Falls in the second round against Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 124
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Choi lost to Jeremy Stephens via TKO (punches) at : of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in St. Louis.
Choi looked to be in control early in this fight. He was getting the better of the striking exchanges in the first round. He did particularly good work with his leg kicks. However, Stephens began landing his power strikes in the second round. Choi stepped in with a leg kick, and Stephens countered with an over hand. From there it was only a matter of time. He continued to push forward. Stephens eventually dropped Choi and continue to land strikes from the top. Choi has now dropped back-to-back fights and is expected to take a hiatus for mandatory military service in his native South Korea.
To battle Jeremy Stephens at UFC St. Louis
November 30, 2017
Ho Choi will face Jeremy Stephens in a featherweight fight on Jan. 14 at UFC St. Louis, Shaheen Al-Shatti of reports.
January's bout will mark Ho Choi's first time in the octagon since taking on Cub Swanson in December of 2016. He was scheduled to fight Andre Fili at UFC 214 earlier this year but had to withdraw due to a shoulder injury.
Reveals injury and return timetable
August 13, 2017
Choi (shoulder) expects to return to the fight scene as early as October, reports.
Choi stood his ground against Cub Swanson in one of the best fights of 2016 but suffered a loss and has sustained a shoulder injury since then. While some suspected a back injury as the source for his withdrawal from UFC 214 against Andre Fili in June, it has been confirmed to have stemmed from a rotator cuff. Per the report, Choi should be back in action by October.
Out of UFC 214 fight with Andre Fili
June 14, 2017
Choi has withdrawn from his UFC 214 featherweight matchup against Andre Fili, Damon Martin of Fox Sports reports.
Choi turned the heads of fight fans when his matchup against Cub Swanson -- a narrow loss -- turned into one of the best fights of 2016. He has a tremendously stout chin and throws a high volume of strikes (5.58 significant strikes landed per minute), but supporters will have to wait a little while longer to see him in the Octagon again. Meanwhile, Fili still hopes to fight on the card and is awaiting a new opponent.
Booked in first official fight of UFC 214
May 11, 2017
Choi will face Andre Fili in a featherweight bout at UFC 214 on July 29 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Timesreports.
Choi can take major punishment (average 6.19 significant strikes per minute) while dishing it out (5.58 strikes per minute). "The Korean Superboy" has a 14-2 record (3-1 UFC) with 11 KO/TKOs. His lone UFC loss comes from a close decision against Cub Swanson in December.