Choi Mu-bae

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Choi Mu-Bae
최무배
Born (1970-06-27) June 27, 1970 (age 44)
Busan, South Korea
Native name 최무배
Other names The Heavy Tank of Busan,[1] Fuchinkan [2]
Nationality South Korean
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16.2 st)
Division Heavyweight
Team Team Tackle
KPW Korea
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 10
By knockout 4
By submission 4
By decision 2
Losses 4
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Choi Mu-bae
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Competitor for South Korea South Korea
1991 Asian Wrestling Championships
Bronze 1991 Asian Wrestling Championships 100 kg

Choi Mu-Bae (최무배, born June 27, 1970 in Busan), often anglicised to Mu-Bae Choi, is a South Korean former Heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler[2] and now mixed martial artist, who is associated with Team Tackle and KPW Korea.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Choi made his mixed martial arts debut in 2004 at Pride FC when he defeated Yusuke Imamura, who was also a former wrestler.[3]

He has a professional MMA record of 10-4 as of March 23, 2013. Choi was scheduled to fight in K-1 Dynamite!! USA in Los Angeles against "Mighty" Mo Siliga on June 2, 2007. Choi however pulled out of the event for undisclosed reasons.

Choi debuted in Sengoku at the Sengoku 3 event on June 8, 2008, losing against the Brazilian fighter Marcio Cruz.[3]

As for his Japanese-language nickname Fuchin-kan, Fuchin means "unsinkable", and Kan simultaneously means "warship" and "[South] Korea".

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Busan, South Korea, on June 27, 1970.[3]


Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10-4 Toyohiko Monma KO (punch) Revolution 1: The Return of Legend March 23, 2013 1 0:26 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 9-4 Yoshihiro Nakao Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9 August 2, 2009 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 9-3 Katsuhisa Fujii Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Changing Tour 3 June 7, 2009 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8-3 Dave Herman TKO (punches) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku no Ran 2009 January 4, 2009 2 2:22 Saitama, Japan
Loss 7-3 Márcio Cruz Submission (triangle armbar) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3 June 8, 2008 1 4:37 Saitama, Japan
Win 7-2 Gary Goodridge KO (punch) The Khan 1 March 30, 2008 2 N/A Seoul, South Korea
Win 6-2 Masayuki Kono Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) Pancrase: Blow 10 December 12, 2006 2 1:36 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 5-2 Sylvester Terkay Decision (unanimous) Hero's 2005 in Seoul November 5, 2005 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 5-1 Sergei Kharitonov KO (punches) PRIDE 29 February 20, 2005 1 3:24 Saitama, Japan
Win 5-0 Giant Silva Submission (arm-triangle choke) PRIDE Shockwave 2004 December 31, 2004 1 5:47 Saitama, Japan
Win 4-0 Soa Palelei Submission (rear-naked choke) PRIDE 28 October 24, 2004 2 4:55 Saitama, Japan
Win 3-0 Murad Ammaev TKO (suplex and punches) Gladiator FC: Day 2 June 27, 2004 1 0:18 Seoul, South Korea
Win 2-0 Yoshihisa Yamamoto Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 3 May 23, 2004 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 1-0 Yusuke Imamura Submission (rear-naked choke) PRIDE Bushido 2 February 15, 2004 1 4:08 Yokohama, Japan

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