Undefeated Ji Yeon Kim Faces Lucie Pudilova in Octagon Debut at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore

By Jordan Breen May 29, 2017
One of South Korea's top prospects is bound for the Octagon.

Ji Yeon Kim will make her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at UFC Fight Night 111, squaring off with Lucie Pudilova in a bantamweight affair. Pudilova confirmed the fight booking Monday on her official Twitter account.

“The news is released, it is true I will fight in Singapore June 17th against Ji Yeon Kim. I am working hard and will be ready,” Pudilova wrote.

UFC Fight Night 111 takes place on June 17 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The bill is headlined a by a five-round bout between former UFC women's bantamweight champ Holly Holm and former title challenger Bethe Correia. The main card airs live on Fox Sports 1.

The 27-year-old Kim last fought in at Top Fighting Championship 13 in her native South Korea in November, choking out little-known Chinese fighter Tao Li, bringing her pro MMA mark to 6-0-2. The So-Missions Jiu-Jitsu product has taken all six of those wins consecutively; Kim's early career began with a baptism by fire, taking on established veterans Shizuka Sugiyama and Takayo Hashi in her first two widely-documented pro MMA bouts, fighting both to draws.

Pudilova, 22, lost her UFC debut on the Jimi Manuwa-Corey Anderson undercard in March, dropping her second unanimous decision to Lina Lansberg, who had previously bested her in November 2005. However, the Czech fighter engaged in a wild and bloody brawl with her Swedish foe that instantly earned her recognition and adulation for her aggression and toughness.


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