Kim So-yul becomes the fourth South Korean woman to compete in the UFC.
Kim So-yul, 26, has become the fourth South Korean woman to compete in the UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization.
Kim will make her UFC women’s strawweight debut against Ronda Eduarda Mora (29, Brazil) at UFC Fight Night: Blaze vs. Almeida on Nov. 5 (ET) 토토사이트 at Ibirapuera Arena in São Paulo, Brazil.
She becomes the UFC’s 21st Korean fighter and fourth female. Kim becomes the fourth South Korean to compete in the UFC’s women’s division, joining Ham Seo-hee (36), Kim Ji-yeon (33) and Jeon Chan-mi (26). For now, she is the only Korean female UFC fighter.
“I still can’t believe it,” Kim said. I don’t think I’ll realize I’m in the UFC until the day of the fight,” said Kim.
Kim’s recent success paved the way to the UFC. Kim has been on a seven-fight winning streak since October 2018. In 2021, she was crowned the DOGF Women’s Strawweight Champion and went on to win five fights under the ONE Championship umbrella. She has a career record of 8-1.
She is a tough kickboxer who has been nicknamed “The Bulldozer,” but her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has taken off in recent years. He has won his last four fights, all by submission.
“I think because I fight in so many different ways, I’ve gotten more submission opportunities than people who specialize in grappling,” Kim said, emphasizing the importance of a well-rounded game plan. 스포츠토토 “If I fought with just jiu-jitsu or kickboxing, I wouldn’t have gotten those opportunities.”
Kim’s opponent, Mora, is a gritty grappler reminiscent of former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (36?USA). She signed with the UFC in August after earning a first-round submission victory over Janaia Ciuba (31, Brazil) on Dana White’s Contender Series. She boasts a perfect record of nine wins and no losses.
“I think she’s going to come in aggressively,” Kim said of her opponent, noting that Mora is “Muay Thai in terms of striking, but she also fights hot with her jiu-jitsu and wrestling.”
“I’m going to pay attention to both striking and grappling, and I’m not going to back down in any area,” he said.
Finally, Kim concluded, “I’m the kind of fighter who makes you look forward to the next one. I have enough time to prepare, so I will definitely give a match that will make you look forward to it,” 스포츠토토맨 he said.