The Road to UFC 2022 semi-finals will take place in Abu Dhabi after the UFC 280 marquee: Oliveira vs. Makhachev at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on October 23.
The Road to UFC, which returned after a seven-year hiatus earlier this year, offers an opportunity to “win and move forward” for top Asian fighters who are split between four weight classes (flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight). The winner of each weight class should win a UFC contract.
The tournament started with 32 Asian MMA fighters, with the quarter-finals taking place June 9-10 in Singapore. Road to UFC fighters hail from Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, India and the UFC Academy in China.
India’s Anshul Jubli advanced to the semi-finals after his opponent Patrick Sho Usami was ruled out due to weight management issues. Anshul entered the contest with an undefeated Pro MMA record of 5-0. He will face South Korean Kyung Pyo Kim in the last four.
Here’s a look at the full schedule and details for the Road to UFC semi-finals
Full ROAD TO UFC Semi-Final Schedule
Episode 5: Sunday, October 23 – Starting at 4:30 p.m. IST
Featherweight: Yi Zha vs. Koyomi Matsushima
Flyweight: Qui Lun vs. Seung Guk Choi
Lightweight: Won Bin Ki vs. Jeka Saragih
Bantamweight: Toshiomi Kazama vs. Min Woo Kim
Non-Tournament Featherweight: Balajin vs. Keisuke Sasu
Episode 6: Sunday, October 23 – Starting at 7:30 p.m. IST
Featherweight: Jung Young Lee vs. Lu Kai
Bantamweight: Rinya Nakamura vs. Shohei Nose
Flyweight: Topnoi Kiwram vs. Hyun Sung Park
Lightweight: Anshul Jubli vs. Kyung Pyo Kim
Non-Tournament Welterweight: Samandar Murodov vs. Gian Siqueira
Where to watch the Road to UFC Semi-Finals in India?
The Road to UFC Semi-Finals will air on Sony Ten and stream via SonyLIV on October 23, Sunday in India.