Sung Hyun Park: Jet lag the culprit for longer-than-wanted submission win
LAS VEGAS – Sung Hyun Park beat Seung Guk Choi with a third-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 218 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight with Park, who won the “Road to the UFC” flyweight tournament.
Seung Guk Choi vs. Sung Hyun Park
Result: Sung Hyun Park def. Seung Guk Choi via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:11 – to win “Road to UFC” flyweight tournament
Updated records: Park (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Choi (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Key stat: Park has finished all seven of his fights since a decision win in his pro debut in 2018.
Park on the fight's key moment
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 04: (L-R) HyunSung Park of South Korea punches SeungGuk Choi of South Korea in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 04, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
“My original plan was the jab, straight and calf kick and inside leg kick. My plan was a mixture of those, so I tried to go with my plan. There’s nothing I was really surprised about.”
Park on adjusting to the time change
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 04: (R-L) SeungGuk Choi of South Korea punches HyunSung Park of South Korea in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 04, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
“I actually wanted to be more offensive in the fight, but I couldn’t because I have jet lag. I was tired in the fight. But it did go well. This time, I came nine days before the fight. Next time, I’ll come way earlier so I can get adjusted.”
Park on what he wants next
“I didn’t call my family yet, but I called my girlfriend and told her the fight didn’t really go well. But I’m going back to (South) Korea after this, so I’ll see her once I get to Korea.”
To hear more from Park, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
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