April 6, 1991 |
Gumi, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
|Other names||The Korean Superboy|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Style||Boxing, Taekwondo, Kick boxing|
|Fighting out of||Busan, South Korea|
|Team||Busan Team M.A.D|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Choi Doo-Ho (born April 6, 1991), often anglicized to Dooho Choi or Doo Ho Choi, is a South Korean mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in their Featherweight division. As of March 2017, Choi is ranked #12 in the official UFC featherweight rankings.
Mixed martial arts career
Choi started getting noticed in the MMA world after making his DEEP debut in June 2010, when he faced Yusuke Kagiyama. Choi lost his Deep debut via split decision. After a short stint on the independent circuit, Choi returned to DEEP in September 2010, facing Atsuhiro Tsuboi. He won by TKO in the first round. He went undefeated in his next fights in MMA, beating various fighters like Mitsuhiro Ishida, Kosuke Omeda, and Nobuhiro Obiya.
Before being released to fight in the UFC, Choi fought for DEEP one last time, on June 15, 2013, when he faced Japanese prospect Shoji Maruyama. He won via TKO in the second round.
Sengoku Raiden Championship
While fighting for DEEP, Choi also signed with Sengoku Raiden Championship. He had his first fight at SRC: Sengoku Raiden Championship 13, when he faced Ikuo Usuda. Choi won via split decision. A few months later, Choi was slated to face Masanori Kanehara at SRC: Sengoku Raiden Championship 15. However, three weeks before the event, Choi suffered an injury and the fight was taken off the card.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
The bout with Sicilia was scheduled a third time and took place on November 28, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 79. Choi won the fight via knockout in the first round. The win also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Choi faced Cub Swanson on December 10, 2016, at UFC 206. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. The fight was nominated for Fight of the year by the World MMA Awards and ESPN. Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night. 
Choi was briefly linked to a bout with Renan Barão which was expected to take place on April 15, 2017, at UFC on Fox 24. However, as the announcement of the pairing began to circulate, Choi declined the bout, and as a result, Barao is expected to be rescheduled against a different opponent, possibly at another event.
Championships and achievements
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- World MMA Awards
- Fight of the Year (2016) vs. Cub Swanson
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||14 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||14–2||Cub Swanson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 206||December 10, 2016||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Fight of the Night. Fight of the Year (2016).|
|Win||14–1||Thiago Tavares||KO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale||July 8, 2016||1||2:42||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||13–1||Sam Sicilia||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal||November 28, 2015||1||1:33||Seoul, South Korea||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||12–1||Juan Puig||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson||November 22, 2014||1||0:18||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||11–1||Shoji Maruyama||TKO (punches)||Deep: Cage Impact 2013||June 15, 2013||2||2:33||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–1||Tatsunao Nagakura||TKO (corner stoppage)||Deep: 61 Impact||February 16, 2013||2||4:14||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9–1||Kosuke Umeda||KO (punch)||Deep: 59 Impact||August 18, 2012||1||2:49||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8–1||Mitsuhiro Ishida||KO (knee and punches)||Deep / Smash: Japan MMA League 2011 Semifinals||December 17, 2011||1||1:33||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7–1||Nobuhiro Obiya||KO (flying knee)||Deep: Cage Impact 2011 in Tokyo, 2nd Round||October 29, 2011||3||0:15||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6–1||Hisaki Hiraishi||Decision (unanimous)||Gladiator: Gladiator 23||September 3, 2011||2||5:00||Hiroshima, Japan|
|Win||5–1||Atsuhiro Tsuboi||TKO (punches)||Deep: clubDeep Nagoya: Kobudo Fight||September 5, 2010||1||4:53||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||4–1||Yuichiro Ono||TKO (punches)||Gladiator: Gladiator 7||June 27, 2010||1||0:26||Sapporo, Japan|
|Win||3–1||Ikuo Usuda||Decision (split)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 13||June 20, 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Featherweight debut.|
|Loss||2–1||Yusuke Kagiyama||Decision (split)||Deep: Cage Impact 2010 in Osaka||June 6, 2010||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||2–0||Jong Wha Lee||TKO (punches)||M-1 Selection 2010: Asia Round 1||March 5, 2010||1||3:20||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||1–0||Takashi Matsuoka||Submission (armbar)||Grachan: Grachan 3||November 29, 2009||1||1:05||Tokyo, Japan|
- "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
- "Deep - clubDeep Nagoya: Kobudo Fight". sherdog.com. September 5, 2010.
- "Doo Ho Choi vs. Shoji Maruyama". tapology.com. June 15, 2013.
- "Masanori Kanehara vs. Doo Ho Choi added to Sengoku Raiden Championship 15". mmajunkie.com. October 7, 2010.
- "Cancelled Bout: Masanori Kanehara vs. Doo Ho Choi". tapology.com. October 30, 2010.
- "Choi Doo-ho signs with UFC". arirang.co.kr. November 13, 2013.
- Matt Erickson (2014-02-21). "Sam Sicilia meets newcomer Doo Ho Choi at UFC 173 in May". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- B Wylie (2014-04-20). "Doo Ho Choi injured, out of next months Featherweight clash with Sam Sicilia at UFC 173". fightsportasia.com. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
- "UFC Fight Night 57 results: Doo Ho Choi quickly stops Juan Puig with 18-second TKO". MMAjunkie. 2014-11-23. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
- LeeLi (2015-05-06). "Choi Doo-Ho will have his next match against Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 71 on July 15, 2015 in San Diego, California". mma-in-asia.com. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
- Staff (2015-06-28). "Doo Ho Choi forced out of featured UFC Fight Night 71 prelim". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
- Ben Fowlkes (2015-11-28). "UFC Fight Night 79 results: Doo Ho Choi stops Sam Sicilia in 93 seconds". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
- Staff (2015-11-28). "UFC Fight Night 79 bonuses: Dominique Steele's slam KO is a $50,000 no-brainer". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
- Brent Brookhouse (2016-07-08). "TUF 23 Finale results: Doo Ho Choi crushes Thiago Tavares with punches in first". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
- Dave Doyle (2016-12-10). "UFC 206 results: Cub Swanson wins magnificent matchup over Doo Ho Choi". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
- Awards, MMA. "World MMA Awards Site - Vote Now!". World MMA Awards. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-12-10). "UFC 206 bonuses: Swanson, Choi, Holloway, Vannata receive $50K awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
- Dale Jordan (2017-02-12). "Renan Barao vs. Doo Ho Choi headlines UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City, Missouri". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- Jim Edwards (2017-02-12). "Why Doo Ho Choi versus Renan Barao isn't happening". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- Andrew Pearson (2017-05-10). "Doo Ho Choi vs. Andre Fili announced for UFC 214". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
- Jordan Breen (2017-07-17). "Calvin Kattar signs with the UFC, steps in for Doo Ho Choi versus Andre Fili at UFC 214". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
- Okamoto, Brett. "2016 ESPN.com fight of the year: Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi". ESPN.com. Retrieved 8/10/2017. Check date values in: