Kim Min-soo (judoka)

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Kim Min-soo
Istvan szasz kim min soo junior world championship.jpg
Kim in the first place at the Junior World Championships in Cairo in November 1994
Born (1975-01-22) January 22, 1975 (age 44)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
Other namesMr. Shark
NationalitySouth Korean
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight242 lb (110 kg; 17 st 4 lb)
Fighting out ofSeoul, South Korea
TeamRINGS Korea
Korean Top Team (2005-present)
RankOlympian and 4th dan black belt in Judo
Years active1996–2011
Kickboxing record
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission2
By knockout5
By submission2
Other information
Notable studentsYang Hae-joon
Lee Eun-soo
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Kim Min-soo
Medal record
Men's Judo
Gold medal – first place Iran FAJR International Tournament '03 100 kg
Pacific Games
Silver medal – second place 2001 11th Pacific Judo Championship 100 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Iran FAJR International Tournament 100 kg
Silver medal – second place 2000 Iran FAJR International Tournament Absolute
1996 Atlanta Olympics
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Olympics Men's Half Heavyweight Judo 95 kg
Kim Min-soo
Revised RomanizationGim Minsu
McCune–ReischauerKim Minsu

Kim Min-soo (born January 22, 1975) is a South Korean former judoka, professional mixed martial artist and K-1 kickboxer. He is best known for becoming a K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 Finalist and also winning the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta earning a Silver Medal in Judo.[1] He is also known for his fights with current WWE professional wrestler and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and veteran Brock Lesnar, former WWE wrestler and K-1 fighter Sean O'Haire and former NFL football player turned K-1 kickboxer and New Japan Pro Wrestling contender Bob Sapp. Min-soo holds a notable kickboxing win over former UFC fighter Scott Junk.[1] He announced his retirement from contact sports in 2011 with brief stints as color commentator for Japanese and Korean mixed martial arts and professional wrestling events. Kim is also the Judo head coach for Korean Top Team.[2]

Achievements and titles[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 3 wins 7 losses
By knockout 1 5
By submission 2 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–7 Sentoryu Henri KO (punches and knees) The Khan 2 November 27, 2009 1 1:12 Seoul, South Korea
Win 3–6 Ikuhisa Minowa TKO (punches) Hero's 2007 in Korea October 28, 2007 1 3:46 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 2–6 Brock Lesnar Submission (punches) K-1 Dynamite!! USA June 2, 2007 1 1:09 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 2–5 Mighty Mo KO (punch) Hero's 8 March 12, 2006 1 2:37 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 2–4 Don Frye KO (punch) Hero's 7 October 9, 2006 2 2:47 Yokohama, Japan
Loss 2–3 Semmy Schilt Submission (triangle choke) List of HERO's events August 5, 2006 1 4:46 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–2 Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (rear-naked choke) Hero's 4 March 15, 2006 2 1:32 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–2 Sean O'Haire Submission (guillotine choke) Hero's 2005 in Seoul November 5, 2005 1 4:46 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 0–2 Ray Sefo KO (head kick) Hero's 2 July 6, 2005 2 0:30 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–1 Bob Sapp KO (punches) Hero's 1 March 26, 2005 1 1:12 Saitama, Saitama, Japan


Kickboxing record[edit]

4 Wins – 1 Losses – 0 Draw[2]
Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time
2008-09-08 Win 4–1 United States Scott Junk K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Hawaii 3R Decision Round 3
2007-09-29 Win 3–1 South Korea Randy Kim K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Seoul Final 16 3R Decision 3–0 (30–29, 30–28, 30–29) Round 3
2006-03-06 Loss 2–1 Japan Yusuke Fujimoto K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Seoul 2R 0:23 KO (Right Punch) Round 2
2006-03-06 Win 2–0 Tunisia Mourad Bouzidi K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Seoul Ext.R Decision 0–3 (9–10, 9–10, 9–10) Round 3
2006-03-06 Win 1–0 South Korea Kim Kyoung-Suk K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Seoul 3R Decision 0–3 (29–30, 29–30, 29–30) Round 3


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