This guy is huge for the welterweight division. At 6 feet 3 inches tall, I don’t know how he cuts down to 170 pounds, but when he makes weight (with sunglasses and all), you know you’ve got an exciting fight about to happen.
He’s a big man with a big appetite for knockouts. Always stepping forward throwing punches and knees with bad intentions, Hyun Gyu Lim (임현규) has already earned two Fight of the Night bonuses in the UFC. Win, lose, or draw, this South Korean mixed martial arts fighter always has the switch turned on for aggression.
Hyun Gyu Lim has earned my respect as a Korean MMA Fan. Has he earned yours?
While UFC featherweight, Chan Sung Jung (정찬성), is currently away doing his mandatory military service in South Korea, the mixed martial arts world is definitely missing his presence. Just wanted to share a glimpse of what the Korean Zombie is capable of…
Check out this casual flying knee takedown on the current reigning UFC champion, Jose Aldo:
This was a special moment. As a Korean-American, it is rare to watch a Korean athlete on TV. Let alone, in the sport of mixed martial arts. But on May 24, 2008, standing in the Octagon, a 26-year old South Korean with an undefeated 9 – 0 record made his UFC debut. His name, Dong Hyun Kim aka the Stun Gun. To many, it may have been just another prelim fight, but for Korean MMA, it was a gateway of hope and new beginnings.