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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UFC Fight Night 29 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Jake Shields def. Demian Maia via Split Decision
  • Dong Hyun Kim def. Erick Silva via KO (Punch) – Round 2, 3:01
  • Thiago Silva def. Matt Hamill via Unanimous Decision
  • Fabio Maldonado def. Joey Beltran via Split Decision
  • Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce via Ankle Lock – Round 1, 0:33
  • Raphael Assuncao def. TJ Dillashaw via Split Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Igor Araujo def. Ildemar Alcantara via Unanimous Decision
  • Yan Cabral def. David Mitchell via Unanimous Decision
  • Chris Cariaso def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 4:31
  • Alan Patrick def. Garett Whiteley via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:54

Demain Maia vs Jake Shields, Dong Hyun Kim vs Erick Silva Added to UFC Fight Night 29

Demian Maia

 

Demian Maia

  • 18-4 MMA / 9-4 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jorge Santiago, Dong Hyun Kim, Jon Fitch

Jake Shields

 

Jake Shields

  • 28-6-1 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Martin Kampmann, Tyron Woodley

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Dong Hyun kim

 

Dong Hyun Kim

  • 17-2-1 MMA / 8-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: TJ Grant, Siyar Bahadurzada, Nate Diaz

Erick Silva

 

Erick Silva

  • 15-3 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jason High, Luis Ramos, Charlie Brenneman

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UFC FIght Night 29

October 9th, 2013

Barueri, Brazil

Ginasio Poliesportivo Jose Correa

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Demian Maia nears title shot contention on the heels of a three-fight win streak, since making the drop to the welterweight division. He made his 170-pound debut in July of last year, earning a first round TKO victory over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 148. Maia has since submitted Rick Story in the first round and dominated Jon Fitch for three rounds, earning a unanimous decision victory at UFC 156.

Jake Shields earned his third victory in the UFC at UFC 161, winning a closely-contested somewhat controversial split decision over Tyron Woodley. The Woodley fight was his first fight back after serving a six-month suspension for testing positive to a banned substance following his unanimous decision (later overturned to a no contest) win over Ed Herman at UFC 150.

Dong Hyun Kim continues to hover around title contention, following a unanimous decision win over Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC on Fuel TV 8. It was his second straight victory since losing by TKO to Demain Maia at UFC on Fuel TV 6, due to a freak rib injury. Kim has been in the UFC for over five years, amassing an impressive 8-2 record with the promotion during that time.

Rising superstar, Erick Silva rebounded nicely from his hard-fought decision loss to Jon Fitch at UFC 153, with a quick first round submission win over Jason High last June. He’s 3-2 in the UFC, but one of his losses was a controversial disqualification loss against Carlo Prater for shots to the back of the head, in a fight he was clearly winning.

UFC on Fuel TV 8 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Wanderlei Silva def. Brian Stann via KO (Punches) – Round 2, 4:08
  • Mark Hunt def. Stefan Struve via TKO (Punch) – Round 3, 1:44
  • Diego Sanchez def. Takanori Gomi via Split Decision
  • Yushin Okami def. Hector Lombard via Split Decision
  • Rani Yahya def. Mizuto Hirota via Unanimous Decision
  • Dong Hyun Kim def. Siyar Bahadurzada via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary card:

  • Brad Tavares def. Riki Fukuda via Unanimous Decision
  • Takeya Mizugaki def. Bryan Caraway via Split Decision
  • Kazuki Tokudome def. Cristiano Marcello via Unanimous Decision
  • Alex Caceres def. Kyung Ho Kang via Split Decision
  • Hyun Gyu Lim def. Marcelo Guimaraes via KO (knee) – Round 2, 4:00

Takanori Gomi vs Diego Sanchez, Dong Hyun Kim vs Siyar Bahadurzada Added to UFC on Fuel TV 8

Takanori Gomi

 

Takanori Gomi

  • 34-8 MMA / 3-3 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Tatsuya Kawajiri, Tyson Griffin, Mac Danzig

Diego Sanchez

 

Diego Sanchez

  • 23-5 MMA / 12-5 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Clay Guida, Paulo Thiago, Martin Kampmann

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Dong Hyun kim

 

Dong Hyun Kim

  • 16-2-1 MMA / 7-2 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: TJ Grant, Paulo Thiago, Nate Diaz

Siyar Bahadurzada

 

Siyar Bahadurzada

  • 21-4-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Carlos Alexandre Pereira, John Alessio, Paulo Thiago

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UFC on Fuel TV 8

March 3rd, 2013

Saitama, Japan

Saitama Super Arena

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Takanori Gomi put together back-to-back wins for the first time since October of 2009 with a Split Decision victory over Mac Danzig at UFC on Fuel TV 6. Gomi also defeated Eiji Mitsuoka via second round TKO in the UFC’s return to Japan in February earlier this year. Before the Mitsuoka win, Gomi was on the verge of getting released, losing three out of his first four fights after signing with the UFC in March of 2010.

Diego Sanchez returns to the lightweight division after a 2-2 stint as a welterweight. The last time Sanchez was a 155-pounder, he fought BJ Penn for UFC gold, losing in the fifth round by TKO to the former champion. As a welterweight, Sanchez won decisions against Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann, but lost to John Hathaway and Jake Ellenberger, also by decision.

Dong Hyun Kim rebounded nicely from a rib injury suffered in the early seconds of the first round against Demian Mia, with a dominant unanimous decision victory against Paulo Thiago at UFC on Fuel TV 6. Kim has amassed an impressive record of 7-2 in one of the UFC’s deepest divsions, also including wins over TJ Grant, Amir Sadollah, and Nate Diaz.

Siyar Bahadurzada made quite the first impression in his UFC debut, dispatching of the usually very resilient Paulo Thiago in just 42-seconds by knockout. The win was his seventh in a row, which also includes a first round TKO victory over UFC-veteran John Alessio at a United Glory event.

UFC on Fuel TV 6 Quick Results

 

Main Card

  • Cung Le def. Rich Franklin via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 2:17
  • Thiago Silva def. Stanislav Nedkov via Arm-Triangle Choke – Round 3, 1:45
  • Dong Hyun Kim def Paulo Thiago via Unanimous Decision
  • Takanori Gomi def. Mac Danzig via Split Decision
  • Jon Tuck def. Tiequan Zhang via Unanimous Decision
  • Takeya Mizugaki def. Jeff Hougland via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card

  • Alex Caceres def. Motonobu Tezuka via Split Decision
  • John Lineker def. Yasuhiro Urushitani via Unanimous Decision
  • Riki Fukuda def. Tom DeBlass via Unanimous Decision

Dong Hyun Kim vs Paulo Thiago Targeted for UFC on Fuel TV 6

Dong Hyun Kim

  • 15-2-1 MMA / 6-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: TJ Grant, Amir Sadollah, Nate Diaz

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Paulo Thiago

  • 14-4 MMA / 4-4 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Josh Koscheck, Jacob Volkmann, Mike Swick

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UFC on Fuel TV 6

November 10th, 2012

Cotai, Macau, China

Cotai Arena, Venitian Macau Resort Hotel

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Dong Hyun Kim endured a freak rib injury in his last bout with Demian Maia at UFC 148, and was forced to stop just 47-seconds in to the opening frame. The loss was his second in three fights, suffering a first round TKO to Carlos Condit in July of last year. Kim earned a dominant unanimous decision victory over Sean Pierson at UFC 141.

Paulo Thiago was knocked out for the first time in his career against Siyar Bahadurzada, last time out at UFC on Fuel TV 2. In his three previous fights, he lost unanimous decisions to Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez, but then stopped the losing streak with a win over David Mitchell at UFC 134 in Brazil.