Dong Hyun Kim (fighter, born 1988)

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Dong Hyun Kim
BornKim Dong-hyun
(1988-09-09) September 9, 1988 (age 30)
Pusan, South Korea
Native name김동현
金東炫
Other namesMaestro
ResidenceBusan, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)
StyleJudo, Boxing, Taekwondo
Fighting out ofBusan , South Korea
TeamBusan Team M.A.D.
Rank1st degree black belt in Judo[1]
Years active2007-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total27
Wins16
By knockout6
By submission6
By decision4
Losses8
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision4
Draws3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Dong Hyun Kim (Korean: 김동현, 金東炫; born September 9, 1988) is a South Korean mixed martial artist currently fighting in the UFC's lightweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kim began his professional MMA career in March 2007. Over the next eight years, he split his time between his native South Korea and Japan while fighting for promotions such as Spirit FC, Road FC and Deep. During this time he amassed a record of 13 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In his UFC debut, Kim replaced Hyun Gyu Lim against Dominique Steele on November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal.[2] He lost the fight via knockout due to a slam in the third round.

In his second bout for the promotion, Kim faced Polo Reyes on June 4, 2016 at UFC 199. He lost the back-and-forth fight via knockout in the third round. Despite the loss, Kim was awarded his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[3]

In his third fight for the promotion, Kim faced Brendan O'Reilly on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale. Kim won the fight by unanimous decision to earn his first UFC victory.

In his highest profile UFC fight to date, Kim faced Takanori Gomi on September 23, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[4]

Kim faced Damien Brown on February 11, 2018 at UFC 221.[5] He won the fight by split decision.[6]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–8–3 Damien Brown Decision (split) UFC 221 February 11, 2018 3 5:00 Perth, Australia
Win 15–8–3 Takanori Gomi TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami September 23, 2017 1 1:30 Saitama, Japan
Win 14–8–3 Brendan O'Reilly Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–8–3 Polo Reyes KO (punches) UFC 199 June 4, 2016 3 1:52 Inglewood, California, United States Return to Lightweight. Fight of the Night.
Loss 13–7–3 Dominique Steele KO (slam) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal November 28, 2015 3 0:27 Seoul, South Korea Welterweight bout.
Win 13–6–3 Jung Min Kang Submission (rear-naked choke) Top FC 8: Heart of a Champion April 15, 2015 1 4:07 Seoul, South Korea Won the Top FC Lightweight Tournament.
Win 12–6–3 Toshikatsu Harada TKO (punches) Top FC 6: Unbreakable Dream April 5, 2015 1 4:51 Seoul, South Korea Top FC Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.
Loss 11–6–3 Kuniyoshi Hironaka Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) Vale Tudo Japan - VTJ 6th October 4, 2014 2 2:23 Seoul, South Korea Lightweight debut.
Win 11–5–3 Suk-Young Lee KO (punch) Sun FC 2 June 28, 2014 1 0:45 Busan, South Korea Catchweight (176 lbs) bout.
Win 10–5–3 Rekson Rekson TKO (punches) King of Fight 4 May 17, 2014 1 0:10 Jinju, South Korea Catchweight (165 lbs) bout.
Win 9–5–3 In Ho Cha Submission (cattle catch neck crank) Road FC 3: Explosion July 24, 2011 1 3:25 Seoul, South Korea Catchweight (176 lbs) bout.
Win 8–5–3 Yuta Nakamura TKO (doctor stoppage) Gladiator 18 May 22, 2011 2 2:15 Fukuoka, Japan
Win 7–5–3 Yong Jae Lee Submission (rear-naked choke) KF-1: MMA World Competition April 30, 2011 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 6–5–3 Yoshitomo Watanabe Decision (unanimous) Deep 49: Impact August 27, 2010 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6–4–3 Shigetoshi Iwase Decision (unanimous) Deep 48: Impact July 3, 2010 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–3–3 Hiromu Nagado Submission (rear-naked choke) KOF: The Beginning of Legend April 24, 2010 1 4:38 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 5–3–3 Hidetaka Monma Decision (unanimous) Deep: Fan Thanksgiving Festival 2 November 20, 2009 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea Welterweight debut.
Draw 5–2–3 Vaughn Anderson Draw AOW 14: Ground Zero September 26, 2009 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 5–2–2 Lubomir Guedjev TKO (doctor stoppage) AOW 13: Rising Force July 18, 2009 1 4:38 Seoul, South Korea
Draw 4–2–2 Sang Il Draw Spirit MC 18: The Champion August 31, 2008 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 4–2–1 Ho Jin Kim Decision (majority) Spirit MC 17: All In June 29, 2008 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 4–1–1 Hoo Sun Lee Submission (guillotine choke) Spirit MC 16: Clash of Pride April 27, 2008 2 1:31 Seoul, South Korea
Draw 3–1–1 Jung Hwan Cha Draw Spirit MC 15: Come Back Home March 1, 2008 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 3–1 Yoon Young Kim Submission (armbar) Spirit MC Interleague 6: The Road June 17, 2011 1 2:29 Seoul, South Korea
Win 3–0 Ki Chool Jung Decision (unanimous) Spirit MC Interleague 5 March 11, 2007 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea Won the Spirit MC Middleweight Tournament.
Win 2–0 Dae Gun Kim Submission (triangle choke) Spirit MC Interleague 5 March 11, 2007 1 2:45 Seoul, South Korea Spirit MC Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 1–0 Myeon Kwang Min Decision (unanimous) Spirit MC Interleague 5 March 11, 2007 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea Spirit MC Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dong Hyun Kim - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Staff (2015-11-20). "The "Maestro" replaces Lim on Seoul card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  3. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-04). "UFC 199 bonuses: Bisping, Henderson, Reyes, Kim Receive $50K Awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  4. ^ "UFC Fight Night 117 results: 'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim takes out Takanori Gomi in 90 seconds". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-23. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  5. ^ Nick Walshaw (2017-12-19). "Australian UFC fighter Damien Brown signed on to fight at UFC 221 in Perth". perthnow.com.au.com. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  6. ^ "UFC 221 results: 'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim takes split decision from Damien Brown". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  7. ^ Sherdog.com. "Dong Hyun". Sherdog.
  8. ^ "Dong Hyun Kim ("Maestro") - MMA Fighter Page - Tapology". Tapology.

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