Dong Hyun Ma
|Dong Hyun Ma|
September 9, 1988
Pusan, South Korea
|Other names||Maestro (마에스트로)|
|Residence||Busan, South Korea|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Style||Judo, Boxing, Taekwondo|
|Fighting out of||Busan , South Korea|
|Team||Busan Team M.A.D.|
|Rank||1st degree black belt in Judo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
"Maestro" Dong Hyun Kim (김동현; 金東炫; born September 9, 1988) is a South Korean mixed martial artist currently fighting in the UFC's lightweight division. At the turn of 2019, he began to use the ring name Dong Hyun Ma (마동현, "Ma" as in "Maestro") to better distinguish himself from fellow South Korean mixed martial artist "Stun Gun" Dong Hyun Kim.
Mixed martial arts career
Ma 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
In his UFC debut, Ma replaced Hyun Gyu Lim against Dominique Steele on November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal. He lost the fight via knockout due to a slam in the third round.
In his second bout for the promotion, Ma 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, Ma was awarded his first Fight of the Night bonus award.
In his third fight for the promotion, Ma faced Brendan O'Reilly on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale. Ma won the fight by unanimous decision to earn his first UFC victory.
Championships and accomplishments
- Top FC
- Top FC Lightweight Tournament 2015 winner
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||16 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||16–9–3||Devonte Smith||TKO (punches)||UFC 234||February 10, 2019||1||3:53||Melbourne, Australia|
|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||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, 2007||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.|
- "Dong Hyun Kim - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- '마에스트로' 김동현→마동현, UFC 링네임 바꾼다. SPOTV NEWS (in Korean). 1 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
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- Staff (2015-11-20). "The "Maestro" replaces Lim on Seoul card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-04). "UFC 199 bonuses: Bisping, Henderson, Reyes, Kim Receive $50K Awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
- "UFC Fight Night 117 results: 'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim takes out Takanori Gomi in 90 seconds". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-23. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
- 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.
- "UFC 221 results: 'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim takes split decision from Damien Brown". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
- Staff (2019-01-14). "'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim vs. Devonte Smith part of finalized UFC 234 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- "UFC 234: Devonte Smith stings Dong Hyun Ma early, finishes with flurry". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-10. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
- Sherdog.com. "Dong Hyun". Sherdog.
- "Dong Hyun Ma ("Maestro") - MMA Fighter Page - Tapology". Tapology.