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Peso medio Division

"The Iron Turtle"

Junyong Park

Peso medio Division

17-5-0 (W-L-D)

5

Victorias por nocaut

6

Gana por Sumisión

5

Primeros acabados redondos

Junyong Park

Récord del Atleta

Info

Learn more about Junyong Park's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Ciudad natal
Seoul, South Korea
Trenes en
Korean Top Team - Seoul, South Korea
Estilo de lucha
Boxing
Años
33
Alto
70.00
Peso
185.00
Debut del octágono
Aug. 31, 2019
Alcance
73.00
Alcance de la pierna
39.00
  • Pro since 2013
     
  • Four wins by KO, six by submission (5 RNC, anaconda)
     
  • Five first round finishes
     
  • Began career 3-3. Has gone 14-3 since then.
     
  • Has won seven of his last nine and four of his last five
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I've been told I look like a ninja turtle, and I wanted to be as tough as iron. Hence, ‘The Iron Turtle.’  It's also a callback to the Korean ironclad warship, the Turtle Ship.”

UFC Fight Night (12/9/23) Park lost a three round unanimous decision to Andre Muniz 

UFC on ESPN (7/15/23) Park submitted Albert Duraev via rear naked choke at 4:45 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (2/4/23) Park submitted Denis Tiuliulin via rear naked choke at 4:05 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (10/29/22) Park submitted Joseph Holmes via rear naked choke at 3:04 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (5/21/22) Park won a three round split decision over Eryk Anders

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Park was knocked out by Gregory Rodrigues at 3:13 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (5/8/21) Park won a three-round majority decision over Tafon Nchukwi

UFC Fight Night (10/17/20) Park won a three round unanimous decision over John Phillips

UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Park won a three round unanimous decision over Marc-Andre Barriault

UFC Fight Night (8/31/19) Park was submitted by Anthony Hernandez via anaconda choke at 4:39 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? At 23, I just had a sudden desire to train MMA. There was no reason behind it, it just suddenly seemed cool.

Any accomplishments in amateur combat sports? I was able to make my professional debut without any amateur experience. 

Any belts/ranks in grappling disciplines? I am currently a white belt in jiu-jitsu

Any belts/ranks in striking disciplines? No belts or ranks in striking disciplines. Back in 2020, I landed 258 ground strikes, which broke the record in total strikes in a three-round match

What has been your toughest fight to date and why? My UFC debut was the hardest fight because I was nervous and didn't feel relaxed.

Who is your favorite fighter and why? My favorite fighter is Khabib; he has a good athlete mindset.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a swimming coach.

Personal Life/Background: My hobby is soccer and I spend most of my days playing soccer when I'm not training for MMA.