UFC Debut: Dong Hyun Kim Finishes Jason Tan

Dong-hyun Kim vs Jason Tan – UFC 84 – May 24, 2008 – Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. #MMA #UFC #DongHyunKim

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This one is a look back to 2008 when the ‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim (김동현) became the first fighter out of South Korea to compete in the UFC’s Octagon. His chance came against fellow welterweight fighter, Jason Tan. At the time, Kim was undefeated with a perfect 9 – 0 record. It was a historic moment for Korean mixed martial arts as the ‘Stun Gun’ went on to collect the first of many Octagon wins. He showed off his superior judo and finished the fight with brutal ground and pound elbows in the third round to earn a TKO victory. This fight made me a Korean MMA Fan. For more about my take on this fight, check out my very first post Becoming A Korean MMA Fan!

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