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UFC 114 Preview: Dong Hyun Kim Says He Wants to "Give the Fans Something to Remember" Against Amir Sadollah

"Physically, I’m fully recovered and I’ve made the necessary improvements to my overall game," Dong Hyun Kim said. "But if there is one area that I think I’ve needed to work on – and this is something I’ve thought about a lot between the time of my last fight and now – I would say it’s my heart. I used to think that there was something brutal about going in for the finish, but that’s just the sport and I have to start doing it."

"I’ve had a lot of time to upgrade all of my skills."

"I think maybe in America, judo is underrated as a discipline in MMA," he says. "...It gives me an edge because when fighters close the distance, I can keep my balance and take them down. Someone who relies more on striking might not have that advantage."

"...Having spent some time training and sparring with him [Amir Sadollah], I have a good idea of what to expect in the fight. His Muay Thai skills are dangerous, so I know it would be smart for me to take things to the ground. But since I also want to give the fans something to remember, I’ll be just as glad to stand with him."

-- Check out the full interview at


Dong Hyun "Stun Gun" Kim (12-0-1)
Win TJ Grant - Unanimous Decision UFC 100 Jul-11-2009 3 5:00  
N/C Karo Parisyan - No Contest UFC 94 Jan-31-2009 3 5:00  
Win Matt Brown - Split Decision UFC 88 Sep-6-2008 3 5:00  
Win Jason Tan - Technical Knock Out UFC 84 May-24-2008 3 0:25
Amir Sadollah (4-1)
Win Brad Blackburn - Unanimous Decision UFC FN Jan-11-2010 3 5:00  
Win Phil Baroni - Unanimous Decision UFC 106 Nov-21-2009 3 5:00  
Loss Johny Hendricks - Technical Knock Out UFC 101 Aug-8-2009 1 0:29  
Win CB Dollaway - Submission (Arm Lock) TUF Finale Jun-21-2008 1 3:02

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