VIDEO: First Round TKO by South Korean Choi Seung-Woo at UFC Vegas 29

Published 06/19/2021, 8:32 PM EDT


UFC featherweight Choi Seung-Woo made the most of his main card appearance with a stunning first-round TKO win. Choi stopped Julian ‘Juicy J’ Erosa with a picture-perfect lay-up strike and followed up with efficient ground strikes. The end came at 1:37 of R1, and Choi has certainly taken steps to boost his stock following his win.

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Julian Erosa was a tough out and had garnered quite a significant amount of momentum before heading into the fight. He was fresh off a KO of his own over Nate Landwehr and fans expected him to show more resistance. However, ‘Sting’ Choi looked incredibly crisp on the feet and left no doubt that his striking was top class.

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UFC fans watching the contest as well as the commentary team couldn’t help but marvel at the incredible hand speed displayed by Choi. Right from the get-go, he looked like the fresher fighter, and it translated into his performance. As Erosa appeared to be a few steps behind him, he’ll now have to go back to the drawing board.

The featherweight division is currently stacked, and it’s hard to make a meaningful impact in order to stand out. However, Choi is now on a three-fight win streak and the divisional contenders will be inclined to take notice. The 28-year-old will want to build off his momentum and make a quick turnaround in the cage.

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Additionally, Choi possesses certain star qualities that came through during his post-fight interview. While speaking to Michael Bisping in the cage, Seung-Woo Choi showcased an affable personality that has piqued fan interest. Not to mention, he wanted to speak in English despite having his translator on standby, a move much appreciated by fans.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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