This weekend’s quota of Road to UFC 2023 event series ended with episode 4 on May 28, 2023, featuring lightweights and bantamweight tournament quarterfinal matches.
Bahatebole Batebolati took on Won Bin Ki in the main event lightweight tournament bout. Batebolati comes to this tournament on the back two appearances in LFA with a win and a loss in his resume under the promotion. Won Bin Ki was part of Road to UFC 2022 season where he lost in the semifinal bout.
Two young unbeaten fighters in Windri Patilima and Shin Haraguchi fought in the other lightweight quarterfinal bout on the card. The co-main event was set between India’s Rana Rudra Pratap Singh and Korea’s Chang Ho Lee. Both men had previously appeared in ONE Championship Warrior series and had won their respective fights.
Eperaim Ginting and Daermisi Zhawupasi, who both had an identical record of 6-0, clashed in the other quarterfinal bout. A flyweight bout between Sim Kai Xiong vs Peter Danesoe opened the show. Check complete results from Road to UFC 2023 episode 4 below.
- Peter Danesoe def. Sim Kai Xiong via KO at 4:23 in round 1 – Flyweight Bout
- Daermisi Zhawupasi def. Eperaim Ginting via submission(rear-naked choke) at 0:58 of Round 1– Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout(Watch Video)
- Shin Haraguchi def. Windri Patilima via TKO at 1:25 in Round 2– Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout(Watch Video)
- Chang Ho Lee def. Rana Rudra Pratap Singh via TKO (Strike) at 3:52 of round 1– Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout (Watch Video)
- Bahatebole Batebolati def. Won Bin Ki via disqualification (illegal strikes) at 2:22 of round 2 – Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout (Watch Video)