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Ji Yeon Kim (fighter)

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Ji Yeon Kim
Born (1989-10-18) October 18, 1989 (age 29)
Incheon, South Korea
Other namesFire Fist
NationalitySouth Korean
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionFlyweight (2018-present)
Bantamweight (2013-2017)
Reach72 in (180 cm)
TeamImpact Gym
Mixed martial arts record
Total11
Wins8
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision4
Losses1
By decision1
Draws2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ji Yeon Kim (born October 18, 1989) is a South Korean female mixed martial artist. She currently competes in the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). [1][2][3][4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit | edit source]

Early career[edit | edit source]

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.[3]

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.[1] 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.[5] In total, she amassed a professional MMA record of six wins and two draws prior to signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[1]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit | edit source]

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.[2] This first UFC fight resulted in a loss to Lucie Pudilová via unanimous decision.[6] 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.[7] Kim followed this win with another split decision win against Melinda Fabian on June 23, 2018.[8]

Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]

  • BJJ purple belt, 3rd degree black belt in Hapkido, black belt in Wushu.[3]
  • DEEP Jewels Bantamweight Champion.[3][5]

Mixed martial arts record[edit | edit source]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ji Yeon "Firefist" Kim Fight Results and History". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ji Yeon Kim UFC Results & Event Log". FoxSports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Ji Yeon Kim Biography". UFC.com.
  4. "Ji Yeon Kim". Sherdog.com.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "DEEP Jewels 9 MMA Event Page". Tapology.com. 2015-08-29. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  6. Staff (2017-07-17). "UFC Fight Night 111 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  7. Staff (2018-01-27). "UFC on FOX 27 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  8. Staff (2018-06-23). "UFC Fight Night 132 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-28.

External links[edit | edit source]

Previously declined article uses same sources as most other MMA-fighter wikipedia pages. However, I have added ESPN and FOX sources for added reliability.[edit | edit source]

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