August 24, 1973 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14.1 st)|
|Rank||3rd dan black belt in Judo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Before competing in MMA, Yoon was a well-known judoka with over 50 international judo competitions under his belt and had a winning streak of 47 straight victories without conceding a single koka, with notable wins over World champions and Olympic gold-medalists such as Makoto Takimoto, Mark Huizinga, Jeon Ki-Young and Toshihiko Koga. Despite his impressive résumé, Yoon never competed in the Olympics; hence he was given a nickname Judo King Without a Crown.
Mixed martial arts career
Yoon made his MMA debut at PRIDE Total Elimination 2005 against legendary Japanese fighter Kazushi Sakuraba. It was a heavily anticipated matchup in both Japan and Korea due to the rivalry between the two nations and it was Sakuraba's comeback match after a ten month absence due to injuries. With a lack of MMA experience and knowledge, Yoon lost to Sakuraba only 38 seconds into the match. After the match, Yoon accepted the offer to join Sakuraba's Takada Dojo. Yoon tasted his first victory in MMA at the K-1 Dynamite!! USA event, where he scored a surprising submission win over heavily favored Dutch kickboxer Melvin Manhoef. Yoon went on to win his second consecutive fight at HERO'S by beating former Cage Rage champion Zelg Galesic by armbar after only 1 minute 29 seconds.
On October 28, 2007 Yoon also beat Fábio Silva by armbar submission making that his third win in K-1 Hero's, his third victory in MMA, and his third consecutive win by armbar. His newfound propensity for finishing opponents with an armbar has led to fans and journalists dubbing the move the "Dongbar" when performed by Yoon.
He was scheduled to face Paulo Filho on October 25, 2009 at DREAM.12, however Filho withdrew at the last minute for unknown reasons. Yoon then faced last minute replacement Tarec Saffiedine and won via split decision.
|Representing South Korea|
|2001 Munich||-90 kg|
|1994 Hiroshima||-78 kg|
|1997 Manila||-78 kg|
|2000 Osaka||-90 kg|
|1993 Macau||-71 kg|
|East Asian Games|
|2001 Osaka||-90 kg|
|Revised Romanization||Yun Dong-Sik|
- 1992 World Youth Championships - 2nd place
- 1992 Italian Open - gold medal
- 1993 Asian Championships - 3rd place
- 1993 German Open - gold medal
- 1993 Paris Open - 2nd place
- 1993 Austrian Open - gold medal
- 1994 Austrian Open - gold medal
- 1994 Paris Open - gold medal
- 1994 Goodwill Games - gold medal
- 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima - gold medal
- 1995 Paris Open - gold medal
- 1996 German Open - gold medal
- 1998 British Open - gold medal
- 1999 Iranian Open - gold medal
- 2000 Asian Championships - gold medal
- 2001 East Asian Games - gold medal
- 2001 World Championships - 3rd place
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||9 wins||8 losses|
|Win||9-8||Daiju Takase||Decision (split)||Road FC 24||July 25, 2015||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8-8||Amilcar Alves||Decision (unanimous)||Road FC 19||November 9, 2014||3||5:00||Seoul, South Korea|
|Loss||7–8||Riki Fukuda||TKO (punches)||Road FC 16||July 26, 2014||1||3:36||Gumi, South Korea|
|Win||7-7||Yong-Hwan Jung||Submission (armbar)||Revolution 1 - The Return of Legend||March 23, 2013||1||0:46||Jeongseon, South Korea|
|Win||6-7||Ryo Takigawa||Submission (punches)||K-1 Korea Max 2013||February 2, 2013||1||1:25||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||5-7||Tarec Saffiedine||Decision (split)||Dream 12||October 25, 2009||3||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||4-7||Jesse Taylor||TKO (ankle injury)||Dream 10||July 20, 2009||1||1:02||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||4-6||Andrews Nakahara||TKO (punches)||Dream 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round||September 23, 2008||2||0:30||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||4-5||Gegard Mousasi||Decision (unanimous)||Dream 4: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Second Round||June 15, 2008||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||4-4||Shungo Oyama||Decision (unanimous)||Dream 2: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 First Round||April 29, 2008||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||3-4||Fábio Silva||Submission (armbar)||Hero's 2007 in Korea||October 28, 2007||1||6:12||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||2-4||Zelg Galesic||Submission (armbar)||Hero's 10||September 17, 2007||1||1:29||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||1-4||Melvin Manhoef||Submission (armbar)||K-1 Dynamite!! USA HERO's||June 2, 2007||2||1:17||California, USA|
|Loss||0-4||Murilo Bustamante||Decision (unanimous)||Pride - Bushido 13||November 5, 2006||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||0-3||Quinton Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||Pride 31 - Dreamers||February 26, 2006||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||0-2||Makoto Takimoto||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE 30 - Fully Loaded||October 23, 2005||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||0-1||Kazushi Sakuraba||TKO (punches)||PRIDE Total Elimination 2005||April 23, 2005||1||0:38||Osaka, Japan|
- JudoInside.com, Totals
- PRIDE GP 2005 - 04/23/05: "A Renewed Sakuraba?" Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- (Japanese) PRIDE | 選手データ | ユン・ドンシク / YOON DONG SIK
- [MD인터뷰] 윤동식 "'죽일 각오로 싸워라' 조언 안잊혀져" - 땡구의 블로그 - 야후! 블로그 Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- (Japanese) 大会結果詳細 Archived October 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Heroic Blitz: Akiyama KOs Kang by John Lee (sherdog.com) October 29, 2007
- "Melvin Manhoef vs. Zelg Galesic and Paulo Filho vs. Yoon Dong Sik set for DREAM.12". mmajunkie.com. 2009-10-09. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
- JudoInside.com, Inside Factfile