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CRAZY DOOHO | Dooho Choi VS Deiveson Figueiredo | EA UFC 4



CRAZY DOOHO | Dooho Choi VS Deiveson Figueiredo | EA UFC 4

#UFC4 #DoohoChoi #EASPORTS #DeivesonFigueiredo Choi Doo-ho (born April 6, 1991), commonly referred to as Doo Ho Choi or Dooho Choi, is a South Korean mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Featherweight division. Choi started to get noticed in the MMA world after making his DEEP debut in June 2010, where he faced Yusuke Kagiyama. Choi lost his Deep debut by a split decision. After a brief stint in the independent circuit, Choi returned to DEEP in September 2010 and faced Atsuhiro Tsuboi. He won by TKO in the first round.[4] In his subsequent fights in MMA, he was undefeated, defeating various fighters such as Mitsuhiro Ishida, Kosuke Omeda, and Nobuhiro Obia. Before being released to fight in the UFC, Choi fought one last time for DEEP when he faced Japanese contender Shoji Maruyama on June 15, 2013. He won by TKO in the second round.[5]

While the Sengoku Raiden Championship was fighting for DEEP, Choi also signed with the Sengoku Raiden Championship. He had his first fight when he faced Ikuo Usuda at SRC: Sengoku Raiden Championship 13. Choi won by split decision. A few months later, it was decided that Choi would face Masanori Kanehara at SRC: Sengoku Raiden Championship 15.[6] However, three weeks before the event, Choi suffered an injury and the fight was withdrawn from the card.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship In November 2013, after a nine-fight streak, Choi signed a contract with the UFC to compete in the featherweight division.[8]

Choi would face Sam Sicilia at UFC 173 on May 24, 2014.[9] However, Choi left the match injured.[10]

Choi made his debut on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57 when he faced Juan Puig. He won the fight by TKO in just 18 seconds of the first round.[11]

A rescheduled match with Sam Sicilia was expected to take place at UFC Fight Night 71 on July 15, 2015.[12] However, Choi withdrew from the fight in late June for undisclosed reasons.[13]

The match against Sicilia was scheduled for the third time and took place at UFC Fight Night 79 on November 28, 2015. Choi won the fight by knockout in the first round.[14] This win also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[15]

Choi later faced Thiago Tavares at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on July 8, 2016. He won the fight by knockout in the first round.[16]

Choi faced Cub Swanson at UFC 206 on December 10, 2016. He lost the fight unanimously.[17] Fight was nominated for Fight of the Year by the World MMA Awards[18] and ESPN. Both participants were awarded the Fight of the Night award.[19]

Choi was briefly linked to Renan Barão, which was scheduled to take place at UFC on Fox 24 on April 15, 2017.[20] However, when the announcement of the matchup began to spread, Choi declined the match and as a result, Barao is likely to be rescheduled at another event against a different opponent.[21]

Choi was expected to face Andre Fili at UFC 214 on July 29, 2017.[22] However, Choi withdrew from the fight on June 14 due to an injury and was replaced by new promoter Calvin Kattar.[23]

Choi later joined Jeremy Stephens on January 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. He met at Choi.[24] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[25] Both participants were awarded the Fight of the Night award.[26]

Choi faced Charles Jourdain at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on December 21, 2019.[27] After knocking down Jourdain in the first round, Choi lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[28] Both participants were awarded the Fight of the Night award. .

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