Lim Hyun-gyu

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Lim Hyun-Gyu
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Born (1985-01-16) January 16, 1985 (age 34)
Other namesThe Ace
NationalitySouth Korean
Height6 ft 3 in (190 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight (present)
Middleweight (2010, 2018)
Reach79 in (201 cm)
StyleTaekwondo, Boxing, Ssireum
Fighting out ofSeoul, South Korea
TeamTeam Macho
RankBlack belt in Taekwondo[1]
Years active2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout10
By submission2
By decision2
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: December 5, 2013

Lim Hyun-Gyu (born January 16, 1985), often anglicized to Hyun Gyu Lim, is a South Korean mixed martial artist, who formerly competed in the UFC Welterweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Biography and early career[edit]

He first experienced martial arts when he was 13 years old training in Boxing, and started training in Taekwondo in his midteens. But these trainings were just as hobbies. So later he felt eagerness to pursue martial arts as a professional. After finishing a mandatory military service in his country, he was scouted by the head coach of his current team while training in his boxing gym. After only three months scouted, Lim made his professional MMA debut in February 2006 in the Spirit MC promotion in his native South Korea. Over the next few years, he also fought for the Heat, DEEP, M-1 Global and Pacific Xtreme Combat promotions. After beating Ryan Biglar at the PXC 32 event in July 2012, he became the PXC welterweight champion.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In August 2012, the UFC announced that they had signed Lim.[2] Lim was originally set to make his UFC debut against Marcelo Guimarães on November 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6.[3] However, Guimarães was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by David Mitchell.[4] Then, just prior to the weigh in for the event, the bout was scrapped after Lim was declared medically unfit to compete by UFC doctors.[5]

Lim vs. Guimarães was then rescheduled for March 3, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 8.[6] Lim was successful in his debut, winning via KO in the second round.

Lim faced Pascal Krauss on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164.[7] He defeated Krauss by KO with a knee and follow up punches in the first round. The win also earned Lim his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[8]

Lim was expected to face Kiichi Kunimoto on January 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 34.[9] However, in late November, event headliner Jake Ellenberger pulled out of the event citing an injury and Lim stepped up to face Tarec Saffiedine in the main event.[10] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[11] Despite the loss on the scorecards, the bout brought Lim his second consecutive Fight of the Night bonus award.[12]

Lim next faced Takenori Sato on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52.[13] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Lim faced Neil Magny on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66.[14] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[15]

Lim was expected to face Dominique Steele on November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 79. However, Lim pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event and was replaced by promotional newcomer Dong Hyun Kim.[16]

Lim was expected to face Sultan Aliev on August 20, 2016 at UFC 202.[17] However, Aliev pulled out of the fight in early August citing a wrist injury.[18] Lim faced promotional newcomer Mike Perry.[19] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[20]

Lim faced Daichi Abe at UFC Fight Night 117 on September 23, 2017.[21] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[22]

On October 23, 2018, it was reported that Lim was released from UFC.[23]

Double G FC[edit]

On November 18, 2018, Lim faced Igor Svirid at Double G FC's inaugural event in Seoul, South Korea. [24] He won the fight via unanimous decision. [25]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–7–1 Igor Svirid Decision (unanimous) Double G FC 1 November 18, 2018 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea Middleweight bout.
Loss 13–7–1 Daichi Abe Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami September 23, 2017 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 13–6–1 Mike Perry TKO (punches) UFC 202 August 20, 2016 1 3:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–5–1 Neil Magny TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber May 16, 2015 2 1:24 Pasay, Philippines
Win 13–4–1 Takenori Sato TKO (elbows) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson September 20, 2014 1 1:18 Saitama, Japan
Loss 12–4–1 Tarec Saffiedine Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim January 4, 2014 5 5:00 Marina Bay, Singapore Fight of the Night.
Win 12–3–1 Pascal Krauss KO (knee and punches) UFC 164 August 31, 2013 1 3:58 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 11–3–1 Marcelo Guimarães KO (knee and punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann March 3, 2013 2 4:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 10–3–1 Ryan Biglar Submission (guillotine choke) Pacific Xtreme Combat 32 July 28, 2012 1 0:53 Mangilao, Guam Won the PXC Welterweight Championship.
Win 9–3–1 Takahiro Kawanaka TKO (corner stoppage) Pacific Xtreme Combat 30 March 3, 2012 1 1:12 Mangilao, Guam
Win 8–3–1 Ferrid Kheder TKO (punches) Pacific Xtreme Combat 27 October 29, 2011 1 N/A Mangilao, Guam
Win 7–3–1 Ross Ebanez TKO (punches) Pacific Xtreme Combat 26 August 20, 2011 1 1:44 Manila, Philippines
Win 6–3–1 Slade Adelbai TKO (punches) Rites of Passage 8: Fearless February 12, 2010 1 3:10 Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Middleweight bout.
Loss 5–3–1 Dmitry Samoilov Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 12: USA February 21, 2009 2 5:00 Tacoma, Washington, United States Middleweight bout.
Loss 5–2–1 Max Fernandez Submission (Achilles lock) Heat 8 December 14, 2008 1 1:22 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–1–1 Brandon Magana Submission (armbar) M-1 Challenge 6: Korea August 29, 2008 2 3:58 South Korea Middleweight bout.
Win 4–1–1 Noboru Onishi TKO (doctor stoppage) Deep: 35 Impact May 19, 2008 2 0:48 Tokyo, Japan Middleweight bout.
Win 3–1–1 Lucio Linhares KO (punch) M-1 Challenge 2: Russia April 3, 2008 1 0:17 St.Petersburg, Russia Middleweight bout.
Win 2–1–1 Hiroshi Masabuchi TKO (punches) Heat 6 March 30, 2008 1 3:47 Aichi, Japan
Loss 1–1–1 Greg Soto Submission (armbar) World Best Fighter: USA vs. Asia February 3, 2007 1 0:58 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Welterweight debut.
Draw 1–0–1 Jick-Yong Kim Draw Spirit MC: Interleague 4 August 19, 2006 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea Spirit MC Middleweight (80kg) bout.
Win 1–0 Seong-Yeol Ahn Decision (unanimous) Spirit MC: Interleague 3 February 11, 2006 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea Spirit MC Middleweight (80kg) bout.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hyun Gyu Lim - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Korean Top Team Welterweight Hyun Gyu Lim Signs With UFC". Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Report: Hyun Gyu Lim Vs. Marcelo Guimarães Set For UFC: Macau". Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  4. ^ Staff (2012-10-10). "UFC 'Macao:' Hyun Gyu vs David Mitchell booked with Marcelo Guimarães injured". Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  5. ^ Staff (2012-11-09). "David Mitchell awarded show money after Hyun Gyu Lim pulled from UFC on FUEL TV 6". Archived from the original on 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  6. ^ "Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Marcelo Guimarães Confirmed for UFC on Fuel 8". 13 December 2012.
  7. ^ Jan Großöhmigen (2013-06-14). "Pascal Krauss kämpft bei UFC 164". Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  8. ^ Staff (2013-09-01). "UFC 164 bonuses: Pettis, Mendes, Lim, Krauss win $50,000". Archived from the original on 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  9. ^ Brad Gustafson (2013-11-06). "Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Hyun Gyu Lim Added to UFC's Debut Event in Singapore". Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  10. ^ Dave Doyle (2013-11-30). "Jake Ellenberger reveals hamstring injury forced him out of UFC Fight Night 34". Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  11. ^ Gene Mrosko (2014-01-04). "UFC Fight Night 34 results: Tarec Saffiedine wins Octagon debut, batters Hyun Gyu Lim". Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  12. ^ Matt Erickson and John Morgan. "UFC Fight Night 34 bonuses: Saffiedine, Lim, Holloway, Doane earn $50,000". Retrieved January 4, 2014.
  13. ^ LeeLi (2014-07-18). "Lim Hyun-Gyu versus Takenori Sato the latest bout slated for UFC FN Japan". Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  14. ^ Staff (2015-03-02). "UFC Fight Night 66 adds Mousasi vs. Philippou, Lim vs. Magny". Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  15. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-05-16). "UFC Fight Night 66 results: Neil Magny gets seventh straight, pounds out Hyun Gyu Lim". Retrieved 2015-05-16.
  16. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-11-20). "Hyun Gyu Lim injured; Dominique Steele gets new foe at UFC Fight Night South Korea". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  17. ^ Staff (2016-06-22). "Sultan Aliev vs. Hyun Gyu Lim set for UFC 202". Retrieved 2016-06-22.
  18. ^ Staff (2016-08-03). "Sultan Aliev injured, out of UFC 202 bout with Hyun Gyu Lim". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  19. ^ Staff (2016-08-04). "Mike Perry Replaces Aliev at UFC 202". Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  20. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-08-20). "UFC 202 results: Newcomer Mike Perry puts a beating on Hyun Gyu Lim". Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  21. ^ "Newly-Signed Daichi Abe and Hyun-Gyu Lim Set to Clash at UFC Japan - MMA Today". MMA Today. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  22. ^ "UFC Fight Night 117 results: Daichi Abe impresses, hands Hyun Gyu Lim third straight loss". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-23. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  23. ^ "Comprehensive list of current UFC fighters". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  24. ^ "UFC vets Yang Dongi, Lim Hyun-Gyu set for Double G FC 1 | AsianMMA". AsianMMA. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  25. ^ "Yang Dongi, Lim Hyun-Gyu impress at inaugural Double G FC event | AsianMMA". AsianMMA. 2018-11-19. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  26. ^ "MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for January 2014 - MMAjunkie". MMAjunkie.
  27. ^ "Hyun Gyu". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-24.

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