Double G 5: Han Seul Kim vs Tae Ho Jin preview

Double G 5
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The Double G Fighting Championship will be crowning two inaugural champions at the Double G 5 event on the 28th this week.  The event will take place at the KBS Arena Hall in Seoul, South Korea.  Here is a quick preview of the two title fights.

Main Event

Han Seul Kim (10-3) vs Tae Ho Jin (8-5)

This fight will be for the inaugural welterweight belt.  Kim is riding a 6-fight win streak including a KO/TKO win over current UFC welterweight fighter Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho back in 2016. After losing his first chance for a championship belt at Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) back in 2015, Kim hasn’t looked back since and has won all his bouts up to this point.

Due to two cancelled bouts, the 30-year old didn’t compete for nearly two years but returned in October 2019 in dominant fashion by knocking out Makoto Maeda at Double G 3. Kim will look to capitalize on this win at the upcoming Double G 5 event for a chance at redemption and a championship belt.

His opponent Jin is currently on a career best three-fight win streak and looks to continue his fine run of form at his third Double G event. Jin’s last two consecutive wins have both come from the Double G promotion against opponent Je Il Jung where Jin scored the finish in the first round.

This will be his first opportunity for a championship belt and his first fight as a welterweight which may raise some eyebrows.  Jin has previously fought predominantly at lightweight (155 lbs/70 kg) but has competed in the past at featherweight (145 lbs/66 kg) and even bantamweight (135 lbs/61.5 kg) back in 2014.

The 31 year old has been a lot more active than Kim, fighting twice a year in 2019 then once this July and now looks to end 2020 on a high, potentially ending on four wins in the last two years.

Co-Main Event:

Won Bin Ki (14-6) vs Rae Yun Ock (12-3)

The co-main event will have the inaugural lightweight belt on the line.  Ki is coming off an impressive ground and pound finish of Kevin Park and has won six of his last seven fights. Along the way, the 29 year old picked up a ‘GLADIATOR’ lightweight belt when he defeated Vitor Toffanelli by unanimous decision in 2019.

Ki looks to win another championship belt this time in the Double G promotion.  The past championship experience may give him a slight confidence boost for this upcoming fight.

Standing in his way is Ock who has also experienced winning a championship belt.  The ‘Team Mad’ member is a former ‘HEAT’ lightweight champion and has experience of going five rounds three times in his career. One could argue Ock may have a slight cardio advantage due to his experiences of going five rounds, however, it may be less of an edge due to the upcoming bout only being contested for three rounds.

Coming off an impressive submission win against Burenzorig Batmunkh at the Double G 4 event earlier this year, Ock will be looking to add another championship belt to his resume.

How to watch

The undercard is expected to take place at 5:00 pm local Korean time (3:00 am Eastern time) and the main card is set to get underway at 7:00 pm local Korean time (5:00 am Eastern time).

The undercard will be broadcast on Double G Fighting Championship Youtube channel and the main card will be broadcast on Double G Fighting Championship Youtube channel as well as SPOTV 2 channel in Korea.

Double G 5 Fight Card

Main Card

  1. Jun Gyo Kim vs Jong Ki An (Welterweight bout)
  2. Young Jin Hwang vs Young Jun Kim (Bantamweight bout)
  3. Jun Young Hong vs Sang Won Kim (Featherweight bout)
  4. Won Bin Ki vs Rae Yun Ock (Lightweight title fight)
  5. Han Seul Kim vs Jin Tae Jo (Welterweight title fight)

Undercard

  1. Young Hoon Lee vs Da Won Yoon (Lightweight bout)
  2. Hyun Sung Park vs Dong Hyun Seo (Flyweight bout)
  3. Min Woo Kim vs Mu Song Choi (Featherweight bout)
  4. Sung Kwon Kim vs Hun Seok Lee (Lightweight bout)

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