Completed MMA Bout

Arnaud Lepont vs. Brian Choi

Main Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | Pro MMA

Arnaud Lepont defeats Brian Choi via Submission at 1:38 of Round 3

Arnaud "The Game" Lepont
Brian "Polar Bear" Choi

Round 3

Arnaud Lepont Brian Choi

"The Game" "Polar Bear"

9-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   3-1-0
Climbed to 10-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 3-2
France   Nationality   South Korea
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   Fighting out of   Seoul, South Korea
32 years, 1 month, 1 week, 3 days   Age at Fight   28 years, 9 months, 1 week, 6 days
155.9 lbs (70.7 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'8" (173cm)
UFC Gym Vietnam   Gym   Team MAX
  • Bout Information
  • Event: ONE FC 4: Destiny of Warriors
  • Date: Saturday 06.23.2012 at 07:30 AM ET
  • Referee: Yuji Shimada
  • Venue: Stadium Negara
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 4 of 9)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jason Chambers, Renzo Gracie
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer:
  • Lepont Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Choi Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:


Lepont vs. Choi Wiki

The fourth bout of ONE FC 4 saw Arnaud Lepond meet Brian Choi in the lightweight division. After an entertaining entrance but before he could step into the cage, Lepont's knee bandaging was removed. Lepont was penalized with a yellow card for the infraction by head referee Matt Hume.

Lepont attacked at the start of the fight, landing a series of looping punches as Choi tried to counter, finding limited success. After a short rest, Lepont attacked again, landing a series of straights before pushing Choi into the fence and landing another series of punches with a knee behind them. Choi fought back with punches o his own, but Lepont was landing with the harder shots. Choi shot in and got a takedown and Lepont attacked a Kimura from his back that Choi escaped by passing to half guard. Lepont reclaimed full guard and Choi postured up to land some strikes from the top. Instead of trying to scramble to his feet, Lepont kept Choi locked in closed guard and Shimada stood the fighters in the final minute. The lightweights went back to striking and Choi had more success this time than at the beginning of the round, landing some nice uppercuts on a winded Lepont.

The fighters embraced at the start of the bout then went back to trading, and again the fresher Choi was landing at a higher rate before hitting another nicely timed takedown. Lepont rolled to his knees and Choi took his back, but Lepont shook him off and got back to his feet, landing a pair of elbows to the temple as Choi tried to take him down again. Choi was relentless with his takedown attempts but Lepont stayed on his feet and the fighters separated. Lepont came forward and landed some straights but Choi brought him back to the mat with ease in the center of the cage.

Choi caught a leg kick and landed some big right hands as Lepont fell to his back, and Choi's grappling dominance continued. Lepont scrambled back to his feet and landed a knee as Choi shot in again and this time Lepont stuffed him, took his back and sank in a deep Rear Naked Choke that drew the tap for the come-from-behind victory.

The end came 1:38 into the third round, giving Lepont the submission victory.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:39 PM ET
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