Following his first-round knockout victory at UFC Fight Night 79, Doo Ho Choi called out veteran fighter Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Choi, via a translator, said, “I’ve fought two times. I want to fight a little bit more. I want to fight Kawajiri and get into the top 10.”
Kawajiri has been scheduled to face Mirsad Bektic at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale card. However, news recently broke that Bektic has been forced off the card with injuries. According to reports, the UFC is currently seeking a replacement.
“The Korean Superboy” needed only 93 seconds to dispatch Sam Sicilia with punches. In his only previous UFC bout, Choi had stopped Juan Puig via strikes in only 18 seconds. His career record currently stands at 13-1 with 10 victories coming by way of knockout.
Kawajiri has fought for Pride FC, K-1, Dream, Strikeforce and the UFC. He holds a 34-8-2 record as a professional. Over the course of his career, he has fought for both the Strikeforce and Dream lightweight titles, but on both occasions he came up short. The Japanese fighter joined the UFC as a featherweight in 2014 and has gone 2-1 in the promotion. In his last fight, he scored a unanimous-decision victory over Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 69.