|Cat--Smasher ||08-20-2012 04:34 PM |
Korean Zombie's teammate [Hyun Gyu Lim] signs with UFC
Korean Zombie teammate signs with UFC - Fighters Only
Korean Top Team has signed another fighter to the UFC.
Hyun Gyu ‘Ace’ Lim has signed a four-fight contract to compete in the UFC welterweight division, a KTT spokesman announced today.
Lim is very big for welterweight, standing 6'2" tall with an 82" reach. He previously fought at middleweight but made the drop to welter recently and has been enjoying success at 170lbs.
KTT describes him as having “a boxing base, but his ground game is also very dangerous. As is the case with most Korean Top Team fighters, he's a closer, winning his last 5 fights all in the 1st round.”
He counts ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung among his team mates and the featherweight contender had this to say about Lim, “He’s huge and really skilled all around. He’s probably the best all around fighter on our team, myself and Dongi Yang included! His fights are always exciting and he’s had 4 straight 1st-round KOs.”
|The8thPlague ||08-21-2012 12:43 AM |
I'll be looking forward to seeing this dude fight.
82 inch reach!? This guy sounds like a monster at 170. Definitely should be interesting to see him fight
|Sniggles ||08-21-2012 02:02 AM |
Big step up in competition.
|MickeyKnox ||08-21-2012 02:55 AM |
A 6'2" welterweight
with an 82" reach, a boxing base, and four 1st round knockouts in his last 5 1st round wins?! And he trains with the Zombie?!
I think i'm going to skip down the street for a moment. Someone give me a pillow so I can yell into it... or smother me.
Sherdog has him listed as a LHW. I hope he isn't the Anthony Johnson kind of welterweight and he makes weight without incident.
|ckauffman28 ||08-21-2012 07:06 AM |
82'' for a WW is crazy
|Cat--Smasher ||08-21-2012 07:50 AM |
I look forward to watching Hyun Gyu Lim fight, in his few youtube clips, he looks like a beast on the feet.
|goodtimes ||08-21-2012 11:19 AM |
If the reach is accurate, that's 4" more then Anderson Silva, pretty crazy. The guy has some losses to journeymen and no solid wins, so we'll see how good he really is. Sometimes guys just need to turn a corner in their career, seems like his ground game was lacking a bit, but if he's as good as he's being hyped will be great to see how he does.
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