UFC middleweight hope ‘Iron Turtle’ Park Jun-yong (32, Korean Top Team) returns.
On the 19th, on the YouTube channel ‘Fight Life’, a video titled ‘[UFC Jun-yong Park, Major Announcement & Disclosure] – Where is his future going?’ was posted.
Ha Dong-jin, representative of the Korean Top team, said, “Today, Park Jun-yong suddenly made an important announcement.” Park Jun-yong and heavyweight fighter Lee Ho-jun were present.
Regarding his recent situation, Park Joon-yong said, “365 days are the same,” and “Gym, home, gym, home. On weekends, I live at the soccer field and at home like this.” He is currently appearing in JTBC’s ‘Come Together to Kick 2’.
Lee Ho-joon, who participated in the audition for ‘Come Together and Kick 2’ with Park Jun-yong, said, “I weighed 131 kg during the first broadcast. He started losing weight and is now 111 kg.” Park Joon-yong, who was next to him, laughed when he said, “I can’t see that I’ve lost 20kg.”
Representative Ha Dong-jin said, “I ran a mountain a while ago, but the players couldn’t keep up. “Is this a real story?” he said. Hojun jumped and vomited 11 or 12,” he said. Lee Ho-jun admitted, “I apologize to the monks of Gwaneumsa Temple. I will not vomit from next time.”
CEO Ha Dong-jin said, “So far, Park Jun-yong has played 8 fights in the UFC. New news has come to Park Jun-yong.”
Park Jun-yong said, “I will participate in the Las Vegas competition on July 16 (Korean time). He said, “My opponent is Albert Durayev (34, Russia).” Albert Durayev’s MMA record is 12 wins and 4 losses.
Park Jun-yong said of Albert Durayev, “He is a typical Dagestan fighter. He is from the Russian MMA organizations ACA and ACB champions,” he explained. Durayev came to the UFC in 2021 from the ‘Dana White Contender Series’ and is recording 2 wins and 1 loss.
Lee Ho-jun also presented an analysis of Durayev. “He comes from Grozny (capital of Chechnya, Russia), where wrestling is strong, so he doesn’t just insist on tackling. In the strike battle, Jun-yong is destined to win in the end. Even in terms of physical strength, Junyong is one step above.”
Representative Ha Dong-jin also said, “I think Jun-yong, who is ahead in terms of physical strength from the middle of the second round, is better if he can fight in the mud without much damage in the first and second rounds. Also, in terms of physique, Durayev is not that big.” On the one hand, it was evaluated that “Park Jun-yong is a player whose skills are more advanced than the opponents he has faced so far,” and “It will be a match where we can gauge the true level of Park Jun-yong.”안전놀이터
Meanwhile, Park Jun-yong will engage in a middleweight match against Albert Durayev (34, Russia) in the ‘UFC Fight Night: Home vs. Bueno Silva’ held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, USA on July 16 (Korean time). Park Jun-yong, who won three consecutive victories against Dennis Tulyulin last time, will challenge ‘Stun Gun’ Dong-hyun Kim’s UFC record of four consecutive victories.