Ji Yeon Kim (fighter)
|Ji Yeon Kim|
|Born||October 18, 1989|
Incheon, South Korea
|Other names||Fire Fist|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Reach||72 in (180 cm)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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Mixed martial arts career
During her amateur career, Ji Yeon Kim acquired a 3-0 record in amateur MMA, a 6-2 record in amateur boxing with 3 KOs, and an 11-2-1 amateur kickboxing record with 6 KOs.
In 2013, Kim began her professional MMA career and fought mainly at bantamweight in Road FC and Top FC South Korean events prior to 2017. Her pre-2017 professional career also included three MMA bouts in Japan, the last of which garnered her a Women's Bantamweight Championship at Deep - Jewels 9. In total, she amassed a professional MMA record of six wins and two draws prior to signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In 2017, Jim Yeon Kim signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and made her UFC Bantamweight debut at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia on June 17, 2017. This first UFC fight resulted in a loss to Lucie Pudilová via unanimous decision. In 2018, Kim switched to the UFC flyweight division and acquired her first UFC win, beating Justine Kish via split decision on January 27, 2018. Kim followed this win with another split decision win against Melinda Fabian on June 23, 2018.
Championships and accomplishments
- BJJ purple belt, 3rd degree black belt in Hapkido, black belt in Wushu.
- DEEP Jewels Bantamweight Champion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||8 wins||1 loss|
|Win||8–1||Melinda Fabian||Decision (Split)||UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Edwards||June 23, 2018||3||5:00||Kallang, Singapore|
|Win||7–1||Justine Kish||Decision (Split)||UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2||January 27, 2018||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States||Flyweight debut.|
|Loss||6–1||Lucie Pudilová||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia||June 17, 2017||3||5:00||Kallang, Singapore|
|Win||6–0||Tao Li||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||TFC 13 - Top FC 13||November 5, 2016||2||1:30||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||5–0||Jin Tang||Decision (Unanimous)||Top FC 11 - Top FC vs. Kunlun Fight||May 22, 2016||3||5:00||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||4–0||Takayo Hashi||Decision (Unanimous)||Deep - Jewels 9||August 29, 2015||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||3–0||Hatice Özyurt||Submission (Armbar)||Road FC 23 - Road Fighting Championship 23||May 2, 2015||2||1:14||Seoul, South Korea||Catchweight (139 lbs) bout.|
|Win||2–0||Miki Miyauchi||TKO (Knees and Punches)||Gladiator - Gladiator 81||March 1, 2015||2||0:18||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Yukimi Kamikaze||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||Road FC 18 - Road Fighting Championship 18||August 30, 2014||1||1:57||Seoul, South Korea|
|Draw||0–0||Takayo Hashi||Draw (Unanimous)||Road FC - Korea 2: Korea vs. Japan||March 9, 2014||2||5:00||Seoul, South Korea|
|Draw||0–0||Shizuka Sugiyama||Draw (Majority)||Deep - Cage Impact 2013||November 24, 2013||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Bantamweight debut.|
- List of female mixed martial artists
- "Ji Yeon "Firefist" Kim Fight Results and History". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
- "Ji Yeon Kim UFC Results & Event Log". FoxSports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
- "Ji Yeon Kim Biography". UFC.com.
- "Ji Yeon Kim". Sherdog.com.
- "DEEP Jewels 9 MMA Event Page". Tapology.com. 2015-08-29. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
- Staff (2017-07-17). "UFC Fight Night 111 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
- Staff (2018-01-27). "UFC on FOX 27 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
- Staff (2018-06-23). "UFC Fight Night 132 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
- "Ji Yeon Kim". UFC.com.
- Professional MMA record for Ji Yeon Kim from SherdogLua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 23: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
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