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After consecutive cards in Ireland, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico, the UFC wrapped up its unofficial world tour with its first-ever stop in beautiful South Korea. The organization made its debut in the country with the action-packed UFC Fight Night 79, which emanated from the Olympic Gymnastic Arena in Seoul, and aired entirely on UFC Fight Pass.
The card, which kicked off at 5:00 am ET, was headlined by a welterweight pairing of former lightweights Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal, and elsewhere, featured action in seven of the UFC’s most exciting divisions. And though the lineup was hurt by the loss of a Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton heavyweight bout, and the late withdrawals of Thiago Alves and Hyun Gyu Lim, it still managed to deliver as a fun event. Crammed with stoppages, upsets, and a handful of back-and-forth wars, it will not soon be forgotten.
Here’s a recap of the action for those who missed it.
The Main Card:
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