Dominique Steele will face a new opponent with a familiar name after Hyun Gyu Lim was forced to withdraw from their matchup at UFC Fight Night in South Korea due to injury.
Promotion officials announced Friday that Steele will now face Dong Hyun Kim at the event, which takes place at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul on Nov. 28. However, Steele is not facing the man known as “Stun Gun.” Octagon veteran Dong Hyun Kim is matched with Dominic Waters in a different welterweight bout on the same UFC Fight Night bill.
Steele’s opponent, known as the “Maestro,” according to UFC.com, will be making his Octagon debut after having won seven of his last eight fights, with all of those triumphs ending inside the distance. Kim is 13-6-3 over the course of a professional career that began 2007.
Steele, 27, made his promotional debut at UFC on Fox 16, where he suffered a technical knockout loss to Zak Cummings 43 seconds into the opening round. Steele has won seven of his last nine fights overall.
Lim, meanwhile, has not competed since falling to Neil Magny via second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night “Edgar vs. Faber” on May 16.