Dong Hyun Kim vs John Hathaway Headlines TUF: China Finale; Hatsu Hioki vs Ivan Menjivar Targeted

Dong Hyun kim

Dong Hyun Kim

  • 18-2-1 MMA / 9-2 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: TJ Grant, Erick Silva, Nate Diaz

John Hathaway

John Hathaway

  • 17-1 MMA / 7-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Diego Sanchez, Rick Story, Pascal Krauss

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Hatsu Hioki

Hatsu Hioki

  • 26-7-2 MMA / 2-3 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Marlon Sandro, Bart Palaszewski, George Roop

Ivan Menjivar

Ivan Menjivar

  • 25-11 MMA / 4-3 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Azamat Gashimov, Nick Pace, John Albert

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The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale

March 1st, 2014

Macau, China

The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel

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Vastly underrated welterweight, Dong Hyun Kim, extended his record in the UFC to 9-2 with a second round knockout victory over Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 29. He’s now won four of his last five fights, with his only loss during that streak, being a TKO loss to Demian Maia after suffering a freak rib injury on a takedown attempt. Other wins include decision victories over Sean Pierson, Paulo Thiago, and Siyar Bahadurzada.

Since he debuted in January of 2009, John Hathaway has quietly gone 7-1 in the UFC, including a current three-fight win streak. Notable wins include decision victories over Rick Story, Diego Sanchez, and Pascal Krauss. Hathaway’s only professional loss was a unanimous decision to Mike Pyle at UFC 120.

Once considered the top Japanese featherweight in the world, Hatsu Hioki now finds himself in a must-win situation, loser of his last three fights in the UFC. Hioki won his first two fights inside the octagon, decision wins over George Roop and Bart Palaszewski, but has since lost three consecutive fights against Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida, and most recently Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 27.

After amassing a 4-3 record in the UFC as a bantamweight, Ivan Menjivar will move up to featherweight in his next bout. After beginning his UFC tenure 3-0, Menjivar has now lost three out his last four fights. His last victory came in November of 2012, submitting Azamat Gashimov in the first round with an armbar.

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