Park Jun-yong, confrontation with Russian Sambo champion…”I will win wonderfully and go back to Mungchan 2″

‘Iron Turtle’ Park Jun-yong (32) challenges the UFC 4th consecutive win against the Russian sambo champion.

The UFC said, “Park Jun-yong will clash with Albert Durayev (34, Russia) in the middleweight division at the ‘UFC Fight Night: Home vs. Silva’ held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on July 16, Korean time.” 22 the day said

This is Park Jun-yong’s first chance to win four consecutive victories in his UFC career. After entering the UFC in 2019, he won 3 consecutive wins after 1 loss twice. If he wins four straight this time, he will be one step closer to breaking into the top 15 middleweight division.

His opponent, Durayev, is a fighter from Chechnya who has been champion in two weight divisions, welterweight and middleweight, in ACB (currently ACA), the best mixed martial arts (MMA) organization in Russia. Prior to his entry into MMA, he practiced boxing and sambo. In particular, he became the Russian middleweight champion in sambo. He entered the UFC in 2021 through Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS) and has a record of 1 win and 1 loss.

Park Jun-yong is on a three-game winning streak, but once again he met a non-ranked strong player. As Andre Muniz (33, Brazil), ranked 15th, requested a match against Park Jun-yong through social media, expectations were high for the match to enter the rankings, but the match between the two did not happen.

Park Joon-yong responded calmly, saying, “I just have to fight as the UFC gives me.”

Even though he is not a ranker, Durayev is an opponent that cannot be easily seen. Park Joon-yong said of Durayev, “Because he was an ACB champion, I knew him even before he came to the UFC,” and said, “He is a good player overall. He is good at batting and good at wrestling, so he is a player with no shortcomings.” It is expected that there will be a fierce confrontation with Park Joon-yong, whose main weapon is boxing and wrestling, in both hitting and ground.안전놀이터

Park Joon-yong plans to temporarily get off the JTBC entertainment program ‘Somehow the Avengers-Unity Kick 2’ (hereinafter referred to as ‘Unity Kick 2’) to focus on MMA training in order to compete in the UFC, which is his main job. Park Jun-yong said, “It was good to learn soccer professionally,” and “I will go back after winning and show the skills of ‘Wangsimni Ronaldo’ again.”

In addition, Park Joon-yong said, “Every match is the same. I am working hard and doing my best to prepare to win.”

Park Joon-yong has a career record of 16 wins and 5 losses in MMA (6 wins and 2 losses in UFC). His opponent Durayev’s career record is 15-4 (UFC 1-1).

In the main event of the tournament, Holly Holm (41, USA), who is ranked 3rd in the female bantamweight rankings, and Myra Bueno Silva (31, Brazil), who is 10th, will face off.

Silva, who is on a three-fight winning streak after moving up from flyweight to bantamweight, is dreaming of beating her home and breaking into her top five. Against this, former champion Holm is aiming for two consecutive wins to challenge for the last title in his career.


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