22-year-old mixed martial artist Lim Kwan-woo will make his debut in Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization, ONE Championship. His opponent will also make his ONE Championship debut in the matchup.
ONE Friday Fights 30 will take place on August 25 at Lumpini Stadium (capacity 5,000) in Bangkok, Thailand. Lim will face 2018-19 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Wrestling Championship bronze medalist Mark Choinski, 28, in a mixed martial arts featherweight bout.메이저놀이터
ONE Friday Fights is a brand launched by ONE Championship in Thailand in January 2023. It centers on Muay Thai, with kickboxing and mixed martial arts thrown in for good measure, on Fridays at the iconic Lumpini Stadium.
Lim, whose grappling skills earned him three podium finishes in domestic jiu-jitsu competitions in 2019, made his mixed martial arts debut as part of a gradual return to normalcy following the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has won three straight since 2022.
His first professional win came via knee and punch TKO and his second via a rear-naked choke. Whether or not you’ve ever faced a wrestler like Choinski, who finished in the top six at the NCAA Division III national championships for three consecutive seasons, in training is another matter.
Choinski was called up to train with the USA Wrestling Youth National Team four times during his high school career. In college, he was named to the national team’s invitational roster for three consecutive seasons from 2015-16 through 2017-18.
As a mixed martial arts fighter, he is undefeated in five consecutive fights since 2020, including as an amateur, and four straight since 2021. He has two mixed martial arts victories by submission, including an arm triangle choke and rear-naked choke, and one victory by ground-and-pound following a right straight.
Since March of this year, he has been in the spotlight for sparring with Bellator bantamweight champion Sergio Pettis (30, USA).
Bellator is one of the three major mixed martial arts organizations in the United States, along with the UFC and the Professional Fighters League. “I want to fight a top-notch opponent in one of the best promotions in the world,” said Choinsky.
Choinsky is so confident in his wrestling-based grappling that his mixed martial arts nickname is Shark. However, just as a shark is powerless when it comes to land, he will be making his debut on the ‘big stage’ just like Lim Kwan-woo.