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UFC secures Korean debut with Seoul event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts series has reached an agreement to stage its maiden event in South Korea.

Seoul’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena will host UFC Fight Night Seoul on November 28 in what will be the organisation’s third Asian show of 2015.

Kenneth Berger, general manager of UFC Asia, said: “The UFC in Asia is growing at an impressive pace and this event in Seoul will mark our second new market this year. South Korea has some of Asia’s best MMA athletes and this event is fully expected to illustrate just how powerful and technical these fighters have become.”

The UFC has previously staged events on the Asian continent in Macau, Manila, Singapore and Tokyo. Korean fighters on its roster include Kim Dong-hyun (pictured), Lim Hyun-gyu and Jung Chan-sung.