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UFC Hall of Famer Choi Doo-ho is back in action after a three-year lay-off at UFC Vegas 68 against Kyle Nelson.
The UFC returns to the UFC APEX on Saturday, Feb. 4th with UFC Vegas 68, where a pair of heavy hitters meet in the main event. Both Derrick Lewis and Sergey Spivak will be looking to land a devastating blow that signals the end for their opponent, with Lewis aiming to stay in the top 10 with a victory. Spivak, meanwhile, hopes to climb up the heavyweight rankings with a huge win over the UFC’s knockout record holder.
Another man looking to make a statement is non-other than UFC Hall of Famer Dooho Choi (14-4). Inducted in 2022 for his back-and-forth war against Cub Swanson back in 2016, Choi has not fought since December 2019 and is looking to snap a three-fight losing streak against Kyle Nelson (13-5). The fight is scheduled to be the second fight on the main card and it is likely to be in contention for the Fight of the Night bonus.
Can Dooho Choi bounce back from his three-fight losing streak after a three-year layoff?
This fight should be much bigger than it is given that the card was originally scheduled to take place in Choi’s home country of South Korea. Instead, he will have to make the trip to Las Vegas in a bid to snap his three-fight losing streak against a fighter in a similar situation. Kyle Nelson is 1-4 in the UFC since signing back in 2018 and is currently riding a two-fight losing streak. While Choi has the privilege of being a UFC Hall of Famer, don’t be surprised to see the loser of this fight cut from the promotion given their respective losing streaks and the killer-infested water that is the featherweight division.
Either way, to expect anything else than an exciting, back-and-forth bout is discouraged given Choi’s willingness to always put on a show. He has received a bonus in each of his last five fights, including a three-fight-of-the-night bonus streak. Add his impressive power, with 11 of his 14 victories coming by way of knockout, and it’s easy to see how Choi will electrify yet another fight card. Win or lose, the UFC Hall of Famer will surely put on a show.
UFC Vegas 68: Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak takes place on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.