Choi Mu-bae

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Choi Mu-Bae
Born (1970-06-27) June 27, 1970 (age 49)
Busan, South Korea
Native name최무배
Other namesThe Heavy Tank of Busan,[1] Fuchinkan [2]
NationalitySouth Korean
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight110.3 kg (243 lb; 17 st 5 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
TeamTeam Tackle
KPW Korea
Mixed martial arts record
Total21
Wins13
By knockout6
By submission4
By decision3
Losses8
By knockout4
By submission1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Choi Mu-bae
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Representing South Korea South Korea
1991 Asian Wrestling Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Asian Wrestling Championships 100 kg

Choi Mu-Bae (최무배, born June 27, 1970 in Busan), often anglicised to Mu-Bae Choi, is a South Korean former Heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler[2] and professional mixed martial artist. A professional since 2004, he has competed for World Victory Road, the PRIDE Fighting Championships, K-1 Hero's, and Pancrase, he holds notable victories over UFC veterans Soa Palelei and Dave Herman.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Choi made his mixed martial arts debut in 2004 at Pride FC when he defeated Yusuke Imamura, who was also a former wrestler.[3]

He has a professional MMA record of 11-4 as of May 2, 2015. Choi was scheduled to fight in K-1 Dynamite!! USA in Los Angeles against "Mighty" Mo Siliga on June 2, 2007. Choi however pulled out of the event for undisclosed reasons.

Choi debuted in Sengoku at the Sengoku 3 event on June 8, 2008, losing against the Brazilian fighter Marcio Cruz.[3]

As for his Japanese-language nickname Fuchin-kan, Fuchin means "unsinkable", and Kan simultaneously means "warship" and "[South] Korea".

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Busan, South Korea, on June 27, 1970.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
21 matches 13 wins 8 losses
By knockout 7 4
By submission 4 1
By decision 2 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–8 Kazuyuki Fujita TKO (punches) Road FC 050 November 3, 2018 1 1:55 Daejeon, South Korea Openweight bout.
Win 13–7 Anding Ma TKO (punches) Road FC 049 August 18, 2018 1 4:09 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 12-7 Jake Heun Decision (unanimous) Road FC 27 August 12, 2017 3 5:00 Wonju, Gangwon Province, South Korea
Loss 12-6 Siala-Mou Siliga TKO (punches) Road FC 27 December 26, 2015 1 3:46 Shanghai, China ROAD FC Openweight Tournament Quarterfinals.
Loss 12-5 Siala-Mou Siliga KO (punch) Road FC 26 October 9, 2015 1 0:37 Seoul, South Korea
Win 12-4 Yusuke Kawaguchi TKO (punches) Road FC 24 July 25, 2015 2 4:50 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11-4 Lucas Tani TKO (punches) Road FC 23 May 2, 2015 1 1:45 Seoul, South Korea
Win 10-4 Toyohiko Monma KO (punch) Revolution 1: The Return of Legend March 23, 2013 1 0:26 Seoul, South Korea Openweight bout.
Loss 9-4 Yoshihiro Nakao Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9 August 2, 2009 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 9-3 Katsuhisa Fujii Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Changing Tour 3 June 7, 2009 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8-3 Dave Herman TKO (punches) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku no Ran 2009 January 4, 2009 2 2:22 Saitama, Japan
Loss 7-3 Márcio Cruz Submission (triangle armbar) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3 June 8, 2008 1 4:37 Saitama, Japan
Win 7-2 Gary Goodridge KO (punch) The Khan 1 March 30, 2008 2 N/A Seoul, South Korea
Win 6-2 Masayuki Kono Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) Pancrase: Blow 10 December 12, 2006 2 1:36 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 5-2 Sylvester Terkay Decision (unanimous) Hero's 2005 in Seoul November 5, 2005 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea Openweight bout.
Loss 5-1 Sergei Kharitonov KO (punches) PRIDE 29 February 20, 2005 1 3:24 Saitama, Japan
Win 5-0 Giant Silva Submission (arm-triangle choke) PRIDE Shockwave 2004 December 31, 2004 1 5:47 Saitama, Japan Super Heavyweight bout; Mu-bae weighed in at 112.9 kg.
Win 4-0 Soa Palelei Submission (rear-naked choke) PRIDE 28 October 24, 2004 2 4:55 Saitama, Japan
Win 3-0 Murad Ammaev KO (suplex and punches) Gladiator FC: Day 2 June 27, 2004 1 0:18 Seoul, South Korea
Win 2-0 Yoshihisa Yamamoto Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 3 May 23, 2004 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 1-0 Yusuke Imamura Submission (rear-naked choke) PRIDE Bushido 2 February 15, 2004 1 4:08 Yokohama, Japan

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References[edit]

  1. ^ An article on the MMAPLANET Livedoor ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
  2. ^ a b The official profile at Pride‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
  3. ^ a b c The official profile at Sengoku Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
  4. ^ Sherdog.com. "Mu Bae". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-20.

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