Ji Yeon Kim - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Ji Yeon
Kim
7-1-2( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 7-1-2
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Firefist
From: Incheon South Korea
Fights Out Of: Incheon South Korea
Age: 28
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 37"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
377
34% Successful
128
Types of Successful Strikes
0
128
93% Standing
119
9
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
N/A
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Ji Yeon Kim
Jun 23, 2018
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Win
Ji Yeon Kim
Jan 27, 2018
96
68
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Ji Yeon Kim
Jun 17, 2017
60
53
0
0
0
2
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

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. 

Thoughts on opponent, Melinda Fabian? It seems like win or lose, most of her fights ended in the first round. So I think she's a really exciting fighter and I hope we can put on a good show for the fans.

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

 
  • Pro since 2013
  • Fought to draws in first two pro fights; 7-1 since
  • One first round finish
  • Three wins by submission (2 RNC, armbar), one by KO

Career

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