All posts tagged "mma"

  • Ham Seo-hee out slugged Cortney Casey Saturday night in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    Korean fighters take home 5 victories at UFC Seoul event

    By Brian Han It’s a rare sight to see a Korean fighter in the octagon, so to have eight going in one night with the stands filled with hometown fans proved to be one of the Ultimate Fighting...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters Choo Sung-hoon (left) and Kim Dong-hyun (Korea Times file)
    UFC fighter Kim Dong-hyun to face Dominic Waters in Seoul

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Kim Dong-hyun will face the American fighter Dominic Waters at the promotion’s first-ever live event in Seoul, the UFC said Sunday. Kim (20-3-1), previously scheduled to fight Jorge Masvidal (29-9-0) in a...

    • Posted November 16, 2015
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    UFC’s Kim Dong-hyun ready for dream come true

    By Nam Hyun-woo Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Kim Dong-hyun’s career has run parallel to the growth of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Korea. As Koreans have become huge English Premier League (EPL) fans, after former Manchester...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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  • Members of the South Korean special forces take part in a military drill in Yeongcheon, southeast of Seoul in this May 2, 2013 picture. (Yonhap)
    New Korean law calls for up to 5 years in prison for military service evasion

    1,135 South Korean citizens over the age of 25 are suspected of evasion by living overseas from 2006 to July this year, according to the Military Manpower Administration. The South Korean government is ready to punish male...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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    Benson Henderson to headline UFC’s first event in S. Korea

    By Nam Hyun-woo The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced its main card for its first-ever live event in Seoul this November. The promotion company confirmed Monday that a slew of notable fighters will compete at UFC...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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  • Choi (7-2, 352) was nearly a foot taller and over 160 pounds heavier than Toyota (6-3, 185), but it did not matter. (Yonhap)
    Choi Hong-man gets knocked out in 1st round

    Choi Hong-man’s comeback fight did not last very long. Choi, 34, was knocked out by Brazil’s Carlos Toyota, 43, just 79 seconds into an open-weight mixed martial art match at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday. Choi (7-2, 352)...

    • Posted July 27, 2015
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    S. Korean female MMA fighter Song Ga-yeon falls in second career match

    Female mixed martial artist Song Ga-yeon, 20, lost to Japan’s Satomi Takano in the first round of a Road FC fight at Olympic Park in eastern Seoul, Sunday. Takano, 24, was aggressive from the start, overwhelming Song...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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