Two brokers indicted for trying to fix 2015 UFC match in Seoul

임장원 기자() | Posted : July 13, 2017, 15:40 | Updated : July 13, 2017, 15:40
 

[Courtesy of UFC]



Prosecutors indicted two gambling brokers for trying to fix a 2015 match hosted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), an American mixed martial arts promotion company, for the first time in South Korea.

The "UFC Fight Night" on November 28, 2015, at a gym in Seoul sparked allegations about a failed fix in a lightweight fight between Bang Tae-hyun of South Korea and Leo Kuntz of the United States. Bang defeated Kuntz by split decision.

Originally, Bang took a down payment of 100 million won (87,720 US dollars) from brokers in return for throwing the bout, but he changed his mind at the last moment after being warned by UFC officials who pointed out a wild pre-fight swing in betting lines.

The two brokers have been investigated for harassing Bang, who was expelled by UFC headquarters in Las Vegas.

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