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Highlights! Road To UFC Ep. 4 opens with epic flying knee knockout

Check out some of the best finishes and highlights from this weekend’s Road To UFC tournament from UFC’s Performance Institute in Shanghai.

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Road To UFC series continued into Sunday with episodes three and four of the Asian tournament series. Saturday featured episodes one and two, and a whole lotta violence. There was a “Knockout of the Year” contender, a lot of slick submissions, and someone almost pulled off a twister.

Now, Day 2 is upon us and UFC’s Performance Institute Shanghai, China, was once again full of solid action. Episodes three and four were all about the Lightweight and Bantamweight tournaments ... and boy did they deliver.

Let’s start off looking at this wild flying knee knockout to start episode four from Peter Danesoe. He flatlined Kai Xiong 4:20 (nice) into the first round:

In other highlight finishes, here’s Daermisi Zhawupasi making it look easy, tapping Eperaim Ginting with an rear-naked choke just 58 seconds into their fight.

Super accurate punches from Rongzhu earned him a win over SeungChan Hong at 2:17 of round one:

And this impeccable D’arce choke from Sangwook Kim earned him a first round win over Kazuma Maruyama:

It wasn’t all righteous violence. The main event fight between Bahatebole Batebolati and WonBin Ki ended after Ki was disqualified over repeated punches to the back of the head.

All the victors will be moving forward to the semifinals of their respective tournaments, with the winners receiving a UFC contract.

Road To UFC Official Results

Episode 3

May 28, 2023 | UFC Performance Institute Shanghai
Non-Tournament Bout: SangHoon Yoo defeats Chris Hofmann by TKO (knee and punches) at 3:10 of round three
Xiao Long (29-28, 29-28) defeats Shohei Nose (29-28) via split decision
SangWook Kim defeats Kazuma Maruyama via submission (D’arce choke) at 3:08 of round one
Shuya Kamikubo (30-27, 29-28) defeats Baergeng Jieleyisi (29-28) via split decision
Rongzhu defeats SeungChan Hong via technical knockout (strikes) at 2:17 of round one

Episode 4

May 28, 2023 | UFC Performance Institute Shanghai
Peter Danesoe defeats Kai Xiong via knockout (flying knee) at 4:20 of round one
Daermisi Zhawupasi defeats Eperaim Ginting via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:58 of round one
Shin Haraguchi defeats Windri Patilima via technical knockout (strikes) at 1:25 of round two
ChangHo Lee defeats Rana Rudra Pratap Singh via technical knockout (strikes) at 3:52 of round one
Bahatebole Batebolati defeats WonBin Ki via disqualification (illegal strikes) at 2:22

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