|Born||January 16, 1985|
|Other names||The Ace|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (190 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||79 in (201 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Seoul, South Korea|
|Team||Korean Top Team|
|Rank||Black belt in Taekwondo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
last updated on: December 5, 2013
Mixed martial arts career
Biography and early career
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
In August 2012, the UFC announced that they had signed Lim. Lim was originally set to make his UFC debut against Marcelo Guimarães on November 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6. However, Guimarães was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by David Mitchell. 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.
Lim faced Pascal Krauss on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. 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.
Lim was expected to face Kiichi Kunimoto on January 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 34. 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. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Despite the loss on the scorecards, the bout brought Lim his second consecutive Fight of the Night bonus award.
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.
Lim was expected to face Sultan Aliev on August 20, 2016 at UFC 202. However, Aliev pulled out of the fight in early August citing a wrist injury. Lim faced promotional newcomer Mike Perry. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Championships and accomplishments
- Pacific Xtreme Combat
- PXC Welterweight Championship (One time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight of the Night (Two times)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||13 wins||7 losses|
|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.|
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