The Khan 2! Great Event
MMA/Kickboxing in Korea seems to have become a little more active these days. The status of promotions are that The Khan just returned for the first time in over a year and a half, W will have their second event in December, Moosin doesn’t seem to be dead yet despite no word coming from them since their second event in July, there are rumors that Spirit MC will return, Pancrase Korea will have their first event in Seoul today, and no news yet on a second FMC event.
As for thoughts on the event (watch it before further reading), the three 70 kg fights were really good (the third round of Se Gi Kim vs. Min Suk Kwon was nuts).
Su Hwan Lee is really good. I think he could become competitive close to the top of K-1 MAX if he had a better chin.
Min Suk Kwon is really tough for his age (turned 20 this year). He stood toe to toe with both Im Chi Bin and Se Gi Kim, who are real veterans.
Apparently, this was Virgil’s third fight in three weeks. Impressive performance for having traveled around and fought so much in such a short time.
Su Jeong Lim won the tournament quite clearly and her popularity will probably continue to rise.
The Mönkh-Erdene on this event wasn’t the same as the much lighter Amateur Boxer, but this one was quite impressive for his build. It’s not usual in this kind of Kickboxing event to see someone with that build look so smooth, fluid and disciplined with his stance and guard.
In the MMA fights of the card, Sentoryu KO’d Olympic Silver Medalist who never uses his Judo, Min Soo Kim, early in the first, and promising wrestler Hae Joon Yang once again won by KO to improve his record to 4-0.