Dong Hyun Kim
|Dong Hyun Kim
Kim in November 2012
November 17, 1981 |
Suwon, South Korea
|Native name||김동현, 金東炫|
|Other names||Stun Gun
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||76.0 in (193 cm)|
|Style||Judo, Sambo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Boxing|
|Fighting out of||Busan, South Korea|
|Team||Busan Team M.A.D|
|Rank||4th dan black belt in Judo
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Dong Hyun Kim|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Donghyeon|
Dong Hyun Kim (Korean: 김동현, 金東炫; born November 17, 1981) is a South Korean mixed martial artist currently fighting in the UFC's welterweight division. He was signed by the UFC after fighting in the Japanese promotion DEEP and in the Korean promotion Spirit MC. As of January 3, 2017, he is #7 in official UFC welterweight rankings.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Championships and achievements
- 4 Mixed martial arts record
- 5 Other
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life and education
He was born in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, and moved to Daejeon when he was a primary school student. He began training in Judo when he was 15, and trained in Taekwondo and Hapkido together in his late teens for his interest in martial arts. And later Kim began to practice Judo professionally at Yong-In University, which led him to reignite his MMA career. Kim began training at Wajyutsu Keisyukai, a renowned Japanese gym frequented by a number of top Japanese fighters. As one of the largest members of the gym, Kim became a regular sparring partner of middleweight Yushin Okami. At this time he competed in judo and sambo. He served in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps in 2001 for his mandatory service. Later he became a fighter for Spirit MC, but declared his retirement in 2004 due to economic reasons. He trains with Busan Team MAD since 2007.
He has attended more than fifty TV shows since 2010. On June 16, 2013, he featured as the 'Hulk' on Running Man episode 150 (SBS Sunday night show). On this episode he led the character that transformed to Hulk mode in Running Man Avengers. On March 22, 2015, Kim reappeared on Running Man in episode 239 as a guest. Kim was also featured along with fellow UFC fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama in the Korean boy band MYNAME's drama music video for their single "Baby I'm Sorry". On June 26, 2016, Kim returned as a guest on Running Man in episode 305.
Kim gained recognition after signing with the Japanese DEEP organization, earning a succession of wins before knocking out DEEP welterweight champion Hidehiko Hasegawa in a non-title bout in 2007. Kim and Hasegawa later fought to a controversial draw in a title fight at DEEP 32nd Impact, leaving defending champion Hasegawa with the title. Kim departed from DEEP to sign a contract with PRIDE Fighting Championships, but the UFC purchased and dismantled PRIDE before Kim could fight in the organization. Kim's performances attracted the attention of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) talent scouts, who offered him a contract. However, because the WEC is not televised in Korea, Kim's management pushed for and received a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which airs on Korean cable television.
Kim's original nickname is "Stun Gun", then a lot of Korean fans started calling him "Maemi", which means Cicada in Korean. The nickname was given to Kim from his fighting style where he likes to take his opponents to the ground, grapple with them and never let them escape like a Cicada on a tree.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Kim made his UFC debut at UFC 84 against Jason Tan, methodically breaking down his opponent and ultimately winning by technical knockout in the third round. With his performance, Kim became the first Korean to win in the octagon. Kim's appearance drew considerable attention in Korea. One week before the event, a prime time, hour-long special about Kim was aired on Korean television. Though Kim's bout did not air on the UFC pay-per-view, it aired live on Korean television, and was then replayed twice more before the regular event coverage resumed.
He made his second octagon appearance at UFC 88, capturing a split decision over The Ultimate Fighter 7 alumnus Matt Brown. During this fight, Kim's conditioning was very poor due to jet lag, and visa problems prevented him from bringing a coach. In the first round, Kim threatened Brown with a standing rear naked choke and took Brown's back on numerous occasions but became exhausted in the second. In the third, Kim used some effective ground-and-pound and cut Brown with an elbow. All three judges scored the bout 29–28, two of them in Kim's favor. The decision was contested by the crowd in attendance with noticeable booing.
Kim returned to the octagon in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 31, 2009 as he faced off against fellow judo practitioner Karo Parisyan at UFC 94. With Frank Mir in his corner who served as his boxing coach prior to the fight. Kim originally lost to Parisyan via split decision. Fans in attendance booed the decision, and former UFC champions Matt Hughes, Randy Couture and UFC president Dana White have commented that they thought Kim had won the fight. Afterwards, however, Parisyan tested positive for three banned pain killers: Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone and Oxymorphone. The Nevada Athletic Commission declared the match a No Contest, and Parisyan was suspended for nine months.
Kim defeated TJ Grant at UFC 100, winning by a unanimous 30–26 decision, threatening with a guillotine choke midway through the second round. He was scheduled to fight Dan Hardy on November 14, 2009 at UFC 105, but was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury sustained while sparring with Kazuhiro Nakamura and was subsequently replaced on the card by Mike Swick.
Kim next faced The Ultimate Fighter season 7 winner, Amir Sadollah on May 29, 2010 at UFC 114 and won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), dominating Sadollah with far superior Judo and Wrestling.
Kim defeated The Ultimate Fighter season 5 winner, Nate Diaz on January 1, 2011 at UFC 125 via unanimous decision. Kim used his judo to control rounds 1 and 2. Diaz mounted a remarkable offense in Round 3, but it was not enough and Kim won a 29-28 decision over Diaz. After the fight Kim called out current UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, whom he considers a hero and role model to himself as a mixed martial artist. Later on January 10, 2011, Kim signed a four fight extension with the UFC.
Kim fought Sean Pierson on December 30, 2011 at UFC 141. Kim used superior striking to control Pierson throughout the fight and win a unanimous decision, even landing a leaping front-kick to the face in the second round that wobbled Pierson.
Kim lost to Demian Maia via TKO on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148. The bout was stopped in forty-seven seconds in the first round by referee Mario Yamasaki, after Maia took Kim down and ended up in the mounted position. Many observers, including the UFC commentator Joe Rogan, thought that Kim had broken a rib during the bout, but it was later revealed that he suffered a major muscle spasm while defending Maia's takedown attempts.
Kim faced Paulo Thiago on November 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6. He dominated Thiago on the ground for all three rounds, ending the bout with a wild display of ground and pound reminiscent of Kazushi Sakuraba. He won via unanimous decision.
Kim was expected to face Hector Lombard on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. However, Lombard pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Tyron Woodley. Kim lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Kim was expected to face Jorge Masvidal in November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 79. However, on November 14, it was announced that Masvidal would instead face Benson Henderson at the event after his scheduled opponent Thiago Alves pulled out of their fight. Kim instead faced Dominic Waters. Kim won the fight via technical knockout in the first round.
Kim was expected to face Gunnar Nelson on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99. However, on October 21, it was announced that Nelson pulled out due to an injury and the fight was off. In turn, Kim was removed from the card and will be rescheduled for a future event.
Championships and achievements
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- ADCC Korea 2013 88 kg: 1st place
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|27 matches||22 wins||3 losses|
|Win||22–3–1 (1)||Tarec Saffiedine||Decision (split)||UFC 207||December 30, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||21–3–1 (1)||Dominic Waters||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal||November 28, 2015||1||3:11||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||20–3–1 (1)||Joshua Burkman||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 187||May 23, 2015||3||2:13||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||19–3–1 (1)||Tyron Woodley||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le||August 23, 2014||1||1:01||Macau, SAR, China|
|Win||19–2–1 (1)||John Hathaway||KO (spinning back elbow)||The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway||March 1, 2014||3||1:02||Macau, SAR, China||Performance of the Night. Knockout of the Year.|
|Win||18–2–1 (1)||Erick Silva||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields||October 9, 2013||2||3:01||Barueri, Brazil||Knockout of the Night.|
|Win||17–2–1 (1)||Siyar Bahadurzada||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann||March 3, 2013||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||16–2–1 (1)||Paulo Thiago||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le||November 10, 2012||3||5:00||Macau, SAR, China|
|Loss||15–2–1 (1)||Demian Maia||TKO (muscle spasm)||UFC 148||July 7, 2012||1||0:47||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||15–1–1 (1)||Sean Pierson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 141||December 30, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||14–1–1 (1)||Carlos Condit||KO (flying knee and punches)||UFC 132||July 2, 2011||1||2:58||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–0–1 (1)||Nate Diaz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 125||January 1, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–0–1 (1)||Amir Sadollah||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 114||May 29, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–0–1 (1)||TJ Grant||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 100||July 11, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|NC||11–0–1 (1)||Karo Parisyan||NC (overturned)||UFC 94||January 31, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Originally a split decision win for Parisyan; overturned after he tested positive for banned painkillers.|
|Win||11–0–1||Matt Brown||Decision (split)||UFC 88||September 6, 2008||3||5:00||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||10–0–1||Jason Tan||TKO (elbows)||UFC 84||May 24, 2008||3||0:25||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Draw||9–0–1||Hidehiko Hasegawa||Draw||Deep: 32 Impact||October 9, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||For the Deep Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||9–0||Hidehiko Hasegawa||KO (slam and punches)||Deep: 31 Impact||August 5, 2007||3||4:57||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8–0||Yukiharu Maejima||KO (punches)||Deep: CMA Festival 2||July 23, 2007||1||0:11||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7–0||Hidenobu Koike||KO (punch)||Deep: 28 Impact||February 16, 2007||2||4:33||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6–0||Jun Ando||TKO (punches)||Deep: 27 Impact||December 20, 2006||2||0:44||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–0||Kousei Kubota||KO (knee)||Deep: 26 Impact||October 10, 2006||1||2:46||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4–0||Tomoyoshi Iwamiya||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 25 Impact||August 4, 2006||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–0||Mitsunori Tanimura||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Deep: CMA Festival||May 24, 2006||1||4:28||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2–0||Hyung-Kwang Kim||Decision (unanimous)||Spirit MC 5: 2004 GP Unlimited||September 11, 2004||3||5:00||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||1–0||Young-Ahm Noh||Decision (unanimous)||Spirit MC 3: I Will Be Back!!!||April 10, 2004||3||5:00||Seoul, South Korea|
|2014-07-24||《Kim Dong-Hyun's Mental Lessons》（김동현의 멘탈수업）|
|2012||OCN||《Vampire Prosecutor》Season 2||E07 121021（as a killer）|
|2010||MBC||《Come to Play》（공감토크쇼 놀러와）||E276 100104，E277 100111|
|2010||KBS2||《Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2》||E20 100307|
|2012||Channel A||《Immortal National Athlete》（불멸의 국가대표）||E22 120428|
|2012||tvN||《Roller Coaster》（롤러코스터）||E34 121104|
|2012||tvN||《Saturday Night Live Korea》||E11 121117|
|2012||tvN||《Three Idiots》（세 얼간이）||E07 121118|
|2012||tvN||《Baek Ji-Yeon's People Inside》（백지연의 피플인사이드）||E79 121121|
|2013||KBS2||《Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2》||E171 130217，E172 130224|
|2013||MBC||《Quiz To Change The World》（세상을 바꾸는 퀴즈）||E197 130406|
|2013||SBS||《1000 Song Challenge》||E247 130512|
|2013||KBS2||《Happy Sunday：Mamma Mia》||E09 130609|
|2013||SBS||《Running Man》||E150 130616|
|2013||JTBC||《Royal Villa》（시트콩 로얄빌라）||E03 130729|
|2013||MBC||《Radio Star》||E342 130828|
|2013||MBC||《Star Diving Show Splash》（스타 다이빙 쇼 스플래시）||E03 130906|
|2013||KBS2||《Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend》||E127 131116|
|2013||tvN||《Let's Go Time Travelers》Season 1（렛츠고 시간탐험대）||E01 131221 ~ E09 140215|
|2013||tvN||《Comedy Big League》Season 5||E13 131222|
|2014||KBS2||《The Return of Superman》||E20 140316|
|2014||MBC||《Cultwo's Absurd》（컬투의 어처구니）||E01 140410|
|2014||MBC||《Test On Love》（연애고시）||E01 140508|
|2014||tvN||《Let's Go Time Travelers》Season 2（렛츠고 시간탐험대）||E01 140602 ~ E06 140707|
|2014||KBS2||《Happy Together》||E349 140605|
|2014||XTM||《Crying Fist：Tokyo Express》（주먹 이 운다：Tokyo Express）||E04 140615|
|2014||KBS2||《I Am a Man》||E06 140912|
|2014||MBC||《Real Men》||E77 141026 ~ E78 141102，E82 141130 ~ E89 150118|
|2015||tvN||《Sense King》（눈치왕）||E01 150103 ~ E02 150110|
|2015||SBS||《Running Man》||E239 150322|
|2015||MBC Every1||《Soulmate Returns》（천생연분 리턴즈）||E08 150508 ~ E10 150522|
|2015||SBS||《Law of the Jungle》||E178 150911 ~ E184 151023|
|2015||KBS2||《2 Days & 1 Night》||E555 150913 ~ E557 150927|
|2015||SBS||《The Racer》（더 레이서）||E06 151003|
|2015||SBS||《Same Bed, Different Dreams》||E24 151003|
|2015||MBC||《My Little Television》||MLT-17：E33 151212 ~ E34 151219，MLT-18：E35 151226 ~ E36 160102|
|2016||KBS2||《The Return of Superman》||E112 160103|
|2016||tvN||《Sell TV Time》（방송국의 시간을 팝니다）||E06 160114|
|2016||MBC||《I Live Alone》||E140 160115|
|2016||MBC||《Great Inheritance》（위대한 유산）||E06 160114 ~ E13 160303|
|2016||MBN||《Welcome to Our Home》（오시면 좋으리）||E05 160203 ~ E06 160210|
|2016||KBS2||《Muscle Queen》（머슬퀸 프로젝트）||160209|
|2016||MBC||《Idol Star Athletics Championships》||160209|
|2016||MBC||《Radio Star》||E466 160217|
|2016||XTM||《Macho House》Season 2（수컷의 방을 사수하라）||E01 160307 ~ E09 160531|
|2016||KBS2||《The Return of Superman》||E121 160313 ~ E122 160320|
|2016||MBC||《Next Door CEOs》（옆집의 CEO들）||E13 160318 ~ E15 160401|
|2016||MBC||《My Little Television》||MLT-23：E45 160319 ~ E46 160326|
|2016||tvN||《Let's Go Time Travelers》Season 3（렛츠고 시간탐험대）||E01 160427 ~ E09 160622|
|2016||MBC||《I Live Alone》||E155 160429|
|2016||MBC||《I Live Alone》||E157 160513|
|2016||JTBC||《Half-Moon Friends》||E04 160514|
|2016||O tvN||《Yerim's Truck》（예림이네 만물트럭）||E16 160601 ~ E17 160608|
|2016||SBS||《Honey, One Hundred Years Guests》（자기야 백년손님）||E330 160602 ~ E332|
|2016||Channel A||《Back to School》（오늘부터 대학생）||E09 160611|
|2016||KBS2||《Gag Concert》||E850 160612|
|2016||SBS||《Running Man》||E305 160626|
|2016||Channel A||《A Man Who Feed Dogs》（개밥 주는 남자）||E29 160701|
|2016||E Channel||《Go, Strong Master and Disciples》（GO독한 사제들）||E05 160802 ~ E08 160823|
|2016||SBS||《Running Man》||E317 160918|
|2016||MBC||《Future Diary》（미래일기）||E01 160929~ E02 161006|
|2016||TV Chosun||《Men From South Women From North》（애정통일! 남남북녀）||E65 161007 ~ E75 161202|
|2016||skyDrama||《The Healthy Show 'IN&OUT'》（The 건강한 Show 'IN&OUT'）||E06 161018|
|2016||MBC||《My Little Television》||MLT-40：E79 161210 ~ E81 161224|
|2017||SBS Mobidic||《Yang Se-Hyung's Shorterview》（양세형의 숏터뷰）||E38 170216 ~ E39 170221|
|2017||SBS||《Paik Jong-won's Three Great Emperors》||E80 170408|
|2013-07-04||《Baby I'm Sorry》||My Name||《MYNAME 1st Mini Album》|
|2017||《Reebok》 Dong Hyun Kim's running|
|2017||《Magic Dunk》 Double Catch|
|2016||《Samil Pharmaceutical》 Tiersil Once|
|2015||《Reebok》 FitFest 2015|
|2015||《Reebok》 UFC Fight Kit|
|2015||《Lotte Hi-Mart》 Nationwide Sale|
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- Kim Represents Korea in UFC Debut
- The Making of a Superstar in Korea Sherdog.com (2009-06-09)
- Kim Edges Brown in Controversial Decision; 'Batman' Roars Past Tavares Sherdog.com (2009-09-07)
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