The Road to UFC tournament resumed this weekend in conjunction with UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, featuring fighters from four weight classes competing for UFC contracts. In addition, a featured fight was positioned on each card, with a total of five fights per event. On Sunday, October 23, 2022, Road to UFC 5 (followed immediately by Road to UFC 6) went down, with the first semifinal action in the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight divisions.
In addition, a featured featherweight fight was scheduled for Road to UFC 5. That fight saw Japan’s Keisuke Sasu take on Ba Lajin of China. Sasu had been defeated by Yi Zha earlier in the tournament, but was getting a second chance to impress UFC officials on Sunday.
Road to UFC 5 takes place Sunday, October 23, 2022 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass, getting underway at 7AM ET. Full results can be found below.
Road to UFC 5 Results
Featherweight: Yi Zha def. Koyomi Matsushima via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) – Road to UFC Semifinal
Flyweight: Choi Seung Guk def. Qiu Lun via unanimous decision (29-28×3) – Road to UFC Semifinal
Lightweight: Jeka Saragih def. Won Bi Ki via R1 KO – Road to UFC Semifinal
Bantamweight: Toshiomi Kazama vs. Kim Min Woo – Road to UFC Semifinal *
Featherweight: Keisuke Sasu def. Ba Lajin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
* Toshiomi Kazama vs. Kim Min Woo canceled following weigh-ins. Kazama advances to the next round.