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Women's Flyweight Division

Not Fighting

"Firefist"

Ji Yeon Kim

Women's Flyweight Division

9-7-2 (W-L-D)

2

Victorias por nocaut

3

Gana por Sumisión

Ji Yeon Kim

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Info

Learn more about Ji Yeon Kim's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Ciudad natal
South Korea
Trenes en
Syndicate MMA
Estilo de lucha
Boxing
Años
33
Alto
67.00
Peso
126.00
Debut del octágono
Jun. 17, 2017
Alcance
72.00
Alcance de la pierna
37.50
  • Pro since 2013
     
  • Fought to draws in first two pro fights; 9-7 since
     
  • One first round finish
     
  • Has won three of her last nine
     
  • Three wins by submission (2 RNC, armbar), two by KO

UFC on ABC (5/13/23) Kim lost a three round techincal split decision to Mandy Bohm 

UFC 277 (7/30/22) Kim lost a three round split decision to Joselyne Edwards

UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Kim lost a three round unanimous decision to Priscila Cachoeira

UFC Fight Night (9/4/21) Kim lost a three round unanimous decision to Molly McCann

UFC Fight Night (8/29/20) Kim lost a three round unanimous decision to Alexa Grasso

UFC 243 (10/6/19) Kim knocked out Nadia Kassem at 4:59 of the second round  

TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Kim lost a three round unanimous decision to Antonina Shevchenko

UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Kim won a three round split decision over Melinda Fabian

UFC on FOX (1/27/18) Kim won a three round split decision over Justine Kish

UFC Fight Night (6/17/17) Kim lost a three round unanimous decision to Lucie Pudilova

TRAINING: I got the offer for this fight on shorter notice than usual, so my main concern has been cutting weight. I don't normally cut large amounts in the last few days like most fighters do. I try to start taking off very gradually over a longer period of time, so it's been a little bit of an adjustment in that regard. For the most part, my training schedule doesn't really differ depending on whether I have an upcoming fight or not. I like to maintain training intensity throughout the year. So, my focus is on cutting the weight right now. Mainly I do a variety of conditioning workouts on most days. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in the 8th grade, because I saw a kickboxing match on TV and I wanted to try it. 

What ranks and titles have you held? DEEP Jewels BW Champion, Gladiator (Japan) FLW Champion, OPFBA (boxing) Super Featherweight Champion, KAMA Flyweight Champion 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be able to represent Korea in the biggest MMA promotion in the world is a great responsibility. I feel honored to be part of the UFC. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to a two-year college and received my degree. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a personal trainer and a boxing instructor. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was 3-0 in amateur MMA, 6-2 in amateur boxing with 3 KOs, 11-2-1 in amateur kickboxing with 6 KOs. 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ purple belt, 3rd degree black belt in Hapkido, black belt in Wushu

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Body shot