Completed MMA Bout

Nate Diaz vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Main Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs | MMA

Dong Hyun Kim defeats Nate Diaz via 3 Round Decision

"Stun Gun" Dong Hyun Kim
Nate Diaz

Round 3

13-0-1   Pro Record At Fight   13-5-0
Climbed to 14-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 13-6
-130 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +110 (Near Even)
South Korea   Nationality   United States
Busan, Yeongnam, South Korea   Fighting out of   Stockton, California
29 years, 1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day   Age at Fight   25 years, 8 months, 2 weeks, 2 days
171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
6'2" (188cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   76.0" (193cm)
Team Stun Gun   Gym   Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
UFC 125
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 125: Resolution
  • Date: Saturday 01.01.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Yves Lavigne
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Diaz Total Disclosed Pay: $33,000
  • Kim Total Disclosed Pay: $70,000
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Diaz vs. Kim Wiki Update Wiki

Dong Hyun Kim secured a close victory over Nate Diaz in a showdown of welterweight up-and-comers on the Main Card of UFC 125 on New Year's Day. While the three round bout was short on heavy standup and wild action it was a treat for aficionados of the ground game. Most of the bout was spent with Kim seeking to pass or inflict topside damage on the world-class guard of Diaz. Diaz found himself underneath time and again due to the clever inside trips and single-legs of Kim, who had used them to great effect in maintaining his undefeated Octagon record heading in.

Diaz, owner of a world-class guard who trains with many of the best top-game grapplers in the business, including Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez at California's Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu camp, appeared to believe that if he ended up on bottom his BJJ game would be more than enough to sweep or submit Kim. It turned out not the case, as Kim repeatedly evaded the sub attempts of Diaz and frequently passed on Diaz, albeit for only brief stretches of time. It was a skillful display by the Korean Judoka, who also managed to drop enough heavy punches from top position to secure the Unanimous Decision victory and move one step closer to a title shot.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:44 PM ET
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