South Korea’s Do Gyeom Lee cherishes first title of his young MMA career

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After getting rocked in the fight, Do Gyeom Lee stormed back and claimed the URCC featherweight title.

[mks_dropcap style=”square” size=”52″ bg_color=”#1588db” txt_color=”#ffffff”]N[/mks_dropcap]ewly-crowned URCC featherweight champion Do Gyeom Lee couldn’t put into words how happy he is after defeating Red Romero last weekend in URCC 27: “Rebellion” at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom.

The BK Wang Ho fighter became the promotion’s 149-pound king in only his second appearance. In their main event bout, Do Gyeom Lee weathered a barrage of attacks from Romero in the first round. Lee stormed back in the second with his own combos and finished Romero that sealed an upset and the belt.

“I can’t explain how happy I am now winning this title,” he said to Dojo Drifter through his translator. “I dedicate this fight to my family in Busan,” Lee added.

The victory makes Lee the second South Korean fighter who has won an MMA title in the country this year. Prior to him was Korean Top Team’s Kwan-Ho Kwak who took home the PXC bantamweight title last January against then defending champ Kyle Aguon.

Championship mettle: Do Gyeom Lee throws a straight at Red Romero.
Championship mettle: Do Gyeom Lee throws a straight at Red Romero.

The new URCC champ is glad to see his fellow Koreans find success in the cage whichever promotion they are in. As for Do Gyeom Lee, he cherishes this huge success in his young pro career. His amateur stint didn’t yield much promise, but things turned around, and he plans to celebrate with his family back in Busan.

“For me, this is the first time to win a title, which I’m very thankful of from the bottom of my heart. I’m planning to celebrate this with my family.”

After the celebration, he plans to go back to training to make sure that he will be able to defend his title whenever the URCC gives him a call.

“I will do everything that I can to defend this belt. He added, “I will continue to work on my skills to not only defend my belt but to become a better fighter personally.”

Mike Miguel

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