Undefeated Yoon Tae-young (Jeju Team Ducking) tasted the bitter taste of defeat for the first time.
Yoon was knocked out by 꽁머니사이트 Artur Solovyev (RUS) at 4:15 of the first round in the quarterfinals of the Gupne ROAD FC 064 -70kg Lightweight Global Tournament at Chiak Gymnasium in Wonju, Gangwon Province, on Thursday.
Yoon Tae-young is considered a contender for LAD FC middleweight champion Hwang In-soo. Yoon, who is undefeated in five fights, has been consistently calling out Hwang In-soo, hoping for a rematch. While Hwang In-soo hasn’t responded, he’ll have plenty of ammunition depending on the outcome of this tournament.
The key will be whether Yoon passes the weigh-ins. Yoon has competed in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. With only lightweight and bantamweight divisions in the tournament, he was forced to cut weight. At 184 centimeters tall, it was a challenging cut for Yoon, but he made it through without any problems. With such a big cut, recovery was key.
Against Soloviev, ranked No. 1 in the Russian organization 토토 가입머니 MFP, Yoon used her long reach to put pressure on him. He drove his opponent to the cage and attacked with punches and head kicks. During the exchange of punches, Yoon’s back was to the ground as Solovyev landed a stomping kick. Solovyev was warned for the foul attack.
After a short break, Yoon indicated that the match could be continued. Yoon grabbed Solovyev by the throat and delivered a knee kick that seemed to set the tone. However, a right hook from Solovyev dropped her. Solovyev pounded away and the referee stopped the fight.
Yoon suffered his first loss, dropping his MMA record to 5-1. Soloviev improves to 9-1 with six knockouts.