DONGI YANG DEFEATS DENNIS HALLMAN IN BATTLE OF UFC VETS AT TOP FC 6.

After nearly two years away from the cage Dongi Yang made a victorious return at Top FC 6 in Seoul on Sunday night, defeating veteran American Dennis Hallman with a barrage of first round ground and pound.

Top FC 6: ‘The Unbreakable Dream’ took place at the Olympic Park and was headlined by a catchweight contest between the two UFC veterans which lasted less than four minutes with the Korean firmly in control from start to finish.

Hallman shot for an early takedown but Yang stuffed it and ended up in top position from where he threw down a relentless barrage of punches and elbows. The American earned himself a couple of seconds respite with submission attempts but on both occasions his younger opponent easily escaped.

After trying unsuccessfully for an armbar and a leg lock Hallman gave up his back which proved to be the beginning of the end as Yang’s incessant onslaught continued with heavy punches repeatedly landing on the side of the 39 year old’s head.

Hallman was simply trying to cover up by this stage and was not intelligently defending himself so the referee stepped in at 3:25 to hand ‘The Ox’ a win which takes his overall record to 12-3 while his opponent drops to 53-17-2-1.

To crown its inaugural champions Top FC is using a tournament format and on Sunday night it was the turn of the lightweights with Kim Dong Hyun (12-6-3) and Kang Jung-Min (7-5-2) booking their spot in the final with stoppage wins over Toshikatsu Harada (13-3-2) and Gyo Pyung Hwang (7-4) respectively.

In middleweight action Korea’s Eun Soo Kim (6-3) stopped American Brandon Kessler (7-4) who found himself

American Brandon Kessler (7-4) was looking to improve on his six fight winning streak when he travelled to Seoul to take on local fighter Eun Soo Kim (6-3) but it was the Korean who prevailed with a flurry of ground and pound in the second round finishing the fight.