East Asia

South Korea’s Sung Bin Jo to join Professional Fighters League’s 2021 season

“Korean Falcon” Jo Sung Bin (조성빈), 28, of Seoul, South Korea has joined the Professional Fighters League. The Korean mixed martial artist will make his PFL debut in 2021.

Born in Seoul on July 17, 1992, Jo stands 6’0″ and competes in the featherweight division. He has been competing professionally since 2014 and currently holds a professional MMA record of 9 wins and 1 loss.

The Seoul native held the championship titles of A-Toys Challenge Fight (ACF) and Wardog Cage Fight (WCF) in the featherweight division. He began his professional MMA career on a nine-fight win streak from 2014 to 2018 with all coming via stoppage.

On June 1, 2019, Jo made his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He had his first professional MMA loss in the hands of Daniel “Kid Dynamite” Teymur, 32, of Stockholm, Sweden via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 153” at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm.

Jo has not competed since “UFC Fight Night 153.” He will make his comeback in the 2021 PFL season.

 

“We are extremely excited to welcome a diverse group of world-class talent to the Professional Fighters League as part of the 2021 roster,” PFL president Ray Sefo stated. “The addition of elite competitors from countries such as Brazil, Norway, South Korea and Germany is representative of PFL’s global reach. We look forward to seeing what these fighters can do on the biggest stage, as they look to advance through a regular season, playoffs and championship and earn a title and million-dollar prize.”

The 2021 PFL season will begin in April 2020. The events will be broadcast live by premium sports networks in 160 countries around the world and by ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in the U.S.

“PFL is a global brand with distribution to over 160 countries and top talent from around the world are recognizing the unique opportunity PFL provides in terms of competing on the biggest stage against the best competition for an equal shot at a title and life-changing money,” PFL chief executive officer Peter Murray said. “We are committed to consistently elevating our roster and we’re excited about the depth of talent that will be on display in 2021. Through PFL Studios and our wide network of distribution partners, we look forward to telling their stories and documenting each individual’s journey to the top of the sport.”

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