On Saturday, March 18, Battlefield Fighting Championships held its inaugural event from the Seoul Olympic Hall in Seoul, South Korea.

In the night’s main event, American Joe Ray clashed with Igor Svirid of Kazakhstan. Ray entered the match-up having won seven of his last 10 fights, but the Strikeforce veteran had won just once in his last three outings. Svirid similarly found a run of success under the Absolute Championship Berkut banner, but hit a wall competing for ONE Championship. He aimed to snap a three-fight skid.

Also on the card, former Strikeforce champion and UFC veteran Sarah Kaufman took on Invicta FC alum Jessica-Rose Clark in a bantamweight contest.


The event aired live at 5 a.m. ET on MBC Sports in South Korea.

Igor Svirid def. Joe Ray by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:31
Sarah Kaufman def. Jessica-Rose Clark by unanimous decision
Jorge Patino def. Yousef Wehbe by submission (Americana). Round 1
Tilek Mashrapov def. Gokhan Turkyilmaz by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:30
Raja Shippen def. Jung Hyun Ahn by knockout (elbow). Round 1, 3:53
Zhyrgalbek Emilbekov def. Dong Joo Lee by unanimous decision
Grappling: Jeff Glover vs. Wan Gi Chae declared a draw
Chengjie Wu def. Makoto Yoshida by submission. Round 1
Alex Schild def. Joo Hwan Kim by split decision
Sung Ho Hong def. Kim Seungwoo by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1
Yang Seongun def. Jung Wonseok by TKO (punches). Round 1
Sung Hoon Woo def. Jun Sung Park by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 5:00

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