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Featherweight Division


"The Korean Superboy"

Dooho Choi

Featherweight Division

14-4-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Dooho Choi

athlete record


Learn more about Dooho Choi's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
South Korea
Trains at
Gumi MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Nov. 22, 2014
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2009
  • Has won 12 of his last 16 (12-3-1)
  • 11 wins by KO, one by submission (armbar)
  • Eight first round finishes
  • Veteran of seven fights in the DEEP promotion

UFC Fight Night (2/4/23) Choi and Kyle Nelson fought to a three round majority draw 

UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Choi was stopped by Charles Jourdain via strikes at 4:32 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (1/14/18) Choi was stopped by Jeremy Stephens via strikes at 2:36 of the second round

UFC 206 (12/10/16) Choi lost a three round unanimous decision to Cub Swanson

TUF 23 Finale (7/8/16) Choi knocked out Thiago Tavares at 2:42 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/28/15) Choi stopped Sam Sicilia via strikes at 1:33 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/22/14) Choi stopped Juan Puig via strikes at :18 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was always interested in MMA and wanted to train because I was such a big fan of PRIDE.  But there were no places for me to train at that time. In 2008, when a Jiu-Jitsu academy opened up in my neighborhood I started training there immediately.

Training: MMA, weightlifting, boxing, conditioning - coming into this fight, I have been doing everything possible to be in the best shape of my life.

Do you have any heroes?  Chang Seob Lee

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC As an MMA fighter, it is a dream come true to be fighting in the biggest promotion in the world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I recently graduated from Gumi Kyungun University with a degree in Security.

Favorite grappling technique: The triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Counterpunching