His Japanese name is Yoshihiro Akiyama. His Korean name is Sung Hoon Choo (추성훈). His name given by MMA fans around the world is Sexyama. This man has got it all. From handsome looks to a chiseled physique, but don’t be fooled. His muscles aren’t just for show, they’re functional for his world-class judo and fighting tenacity.
Check out Sexyama’s judo against foe Amir Sadollah in the gif below:
Woo! That’s just a sick takedown! Korean MMA Fans, are you ready for Sexyama to fight in Seoul, South Korea?!
Back in 2010, this South Korean broke into the UFC’s middleweight division. Dongi Yang (양동이), also known as ‘The Ox’ for his strength and power, showed potential, but was released from the UFC in 2012 following back to back losses. His UFC stint was too short and with mixed results.
However, while away, ‘The Ox’ stayed busy compiling two impressive TKO wins in Korea’s Top FC organization. Earlier this year in April, Yang stopped UFC veteran Dennis Hallman in the very first round.
Now with his anticipated return to the Octagon, he is rumored to face UFC middleweight Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, South Korea.
Let’s take a look at the finishing power of ‘The Ox.’ Watch the highlights from Dongi Yang vs Rob Kimmons fight below:
Can’t wait to see this beast back in the cage! 양동이 선수 let’s go!!!
Dong Hyun Kim (김동현) is currently ranked in the number 7 spot in the UFC welterweight division. He is an MMA veteran with 11 career wins inside the Octagon. The Stun Gun, fighting out of Busan, South Korea, is scheduled to fight Jorge Masvidal on November 28 at UFC Fight Night in Seoul.
Before his upcoming fight, let’s take a look back at his last outing against Josh Burkman. Kim used his aggressive grappling to display takedowns, guard passes, and eventually went on to submit his opponent via arm triangle choke in the 3rd round. Watch this highlight video here:
Korean MMA Fans, I hope you all will be watching the Stun Gun put on another great performance in Korea. Let’s show him our support! 김동현 선수 화이팅!!!
Benson Henderson is heading back to his mother’s land to fight for the UFC fans in South Korea. As a former UFC and WEC lightweight champion, Henderson has been at the top of the mixed martial arts game for a long time. After testing out the waters of the UFC’s welterweight division in his last fight with great success, the ‘Smooth’ is coming back to fight at 170 pounds against veteran, Thiago Alves.
Headlining the main event of the UFC Fight Night in Seoul, South Korea, Henderson will have a special opportunity to showcase his world-class skills in front of cheering Korean MMA fans. With “전사” tattooed on his shoulder, Henderson has always been a true warrior. Only this time, he will be bringing that warrior “fighting” spirit to the peninsula.
UFC veteran, Dong Hyun Kim (김동현), will finally get the chance to fight in front of his home crowd in South Korea on November 28th. The Stun Gun is a leader of Korean MMA, as he has paved the UFC road for other current and future Korean fighters. He most definitely deserves to be on the main card of the UFC’s debut event in Korea. As Kim prepares to take on Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight bout, let’s take a look at some of the Stun Gun’s highlights in the video below:
Which version of the Stun Gun will we see on November 28? From soul-sucking grappling to spinning bombs, Dong Hyun Kim likes to keep the fans and his opponents guessing. All Korean MMA Fans will have to wait and see to find out!
At 170 pounds, the Korean-Japanese judo-style fighter, Yoshihiro Akiyama or Sung Hoon Choo, is chiseled with muscle at the weigh ins and in the cage. The ripped abs are not just for show, but rather a body with decades of martial arts combat training. Since his days as a successful judoka, Akiyama has made a name for himself in the mixed martial arts world. Rightfully nicknamed, ‘Sexyama’ will be gracing MMA fans around the world with his presence inside the Octagon on November 28, 2015 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Continue reading Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Win Over Amir Sadollah
Yoshihiro Akiyama, or Sung Hoon Choo (추성훈), is set to fight at UFC Fight Night in South Korea! The man called ‘Sexyama’ will return to the Octagon, but this time in front of rallying Korean MMA fans. Akiyama had a successful showing last year when he fought to a unanimous decision victory over Amir Sadollah in Japan. On November 28th, he will have a chance to showcase his skills in front of the Korean fans. With his world-class judo background and entertaining fighting style, it is certain that Sexyama will put on a show for all mixed martial arts fans.
Watch this highlight video and get pumped up for UFC Korea!
Can’t wait for Sexyama to fight in front of all the Korean fans. I can already hear the crowd chanting his name, “추성훈, 추성훈, 추성훈, 추성훈!”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is finally going to Seoul, South Korea on November 28, 2015. This is a historic time for Korea to host the world’s biggest mixed martial arts stage. With the growing number of successful Korean fighters, I hope this event will continue to feed the fire of MMA in Korea, for both the fighters and the fans. Continue reading UFC South Korea: Fight Card Update!
Chan Sung Jung (정찬성) is a special fighter. MMA fans around the world call him the Korean Zombie, and with good reason. Like a zombie, he shows no fear and stalks forward at his opponents with non-stop offense. Some of the best Korean Zombie moments were on full display in his fight against Dustin Poirier.
UFC featherweights Chan Sung Jung (정찬성) and Dustin Poirier fought a fight for the ages back on May 15, 2012. Earning the Fight of the Night honors was well deserved as both fighters put on an action-packed performance for the fans. Before the fight happened, there was lot of hype for both men as their duel would indicate their climb as top contenders for the featherweight title.
Check out this video of the staredown between the Korean Zombie and Dustin Poirier at the weigh ins:
Enjoy the intensity between the two world-class featherweights?