TUF China Finale: Dong Hyun Kim Scores Another Highlight Reel KO
By FCF Staff
Dong Hyun Kim has forged a reputation for being one of the toughest fights in the welterweight division thanks to his world class grappling skills, but the Judoka has made headlines lately for his knockout power.
After two rounds of back-and-forth action at the TUF China Finale today in Macau, China, Kim blasted John Hathaway with a spinning elbow in the third round, which crumpled the British fighter to the mat. Realizing Hathaway was out cold, Kim did not follow up with any more strikes, as the fight was brought to a halt.
The victory follow’s Kim’s memorable, KO win over Erick Silva in October, and is the South Korean’s fourth straight. Since arriving in the UFC in 2008, the 32 year-old Kim (19-2-1) has put together a 10-2, with 1 no contest run.
Hathaway (17-2) was competing for the first time since 2012, and the defeat ended the 26 year-old’s three fight win streak.
Here are the results from today’s TUF China Finale, which saw Zhang Lipeng win the season’s welterweight competition by handing Wang Sai a split decision loss.
Dong Hyun Kim def. John Hathaway via KO (elbow) – R3, 1:02
Zhang Lipeng def. Wang Sai via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Matt Mitrione def. Shawn Jordan via KO (punches) – R1, 4:59
Hatsu Hioki def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Yui Chul Nam def. Kazuki Tokudome via split decision (29-27, 27-28, 29-28)
Vaughan Lee def. Nam Phan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Anying Wang def. Albert Cheng via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – R1, 5:00
Mark Eddiva def. Jumabieke Tuerxun via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)