6'1" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
79" reach, Orthodox
February 18, 1980
14-0 (UFC: 3-0)
14 straight wins (3 straight in the UFC)
UCMMA Light Heavyweight Champion: 2009-2011 (5 successful title defenses)
UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs Manuwa
Mar 8, 2014
The O2 Arena
* denotes an estimated purse
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The Rankings are just that - The MMA Manifesto's rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today. Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class. Next up: Pound for Pound.
Voting Panel: Jeff Fox - The MMA Manifesto and FIGHT! magazine, Dave Kelsey - 2011 & 2013 MMA Manifesto Pick 'Em Contest Champion, speeds - Sports Two MMA Forum, and Daniel Vreeland from The MMA Manifesto.
The Rankings are just that - The MMA Manifesto's rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today. Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class. Next up: The Bantamweights.
Voting Panel: Jeff Fox - The MMA Manifesto and FIGHT! magazine, speeds -Sports Two MMA Forum, and Daniel Vreeland from The MMA Manifesto.
The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented guy on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated.
For the first time since this feature’s induction, Prelim Breakout Star failed to produce a competitor last card. However, it was not due to our efforts, but rather a fighter who missed weight. While Zak Cummings’s failed weight loss was not necessarily our fault, we here at MMA-Manifesto felt the need to make it up to the readers. So, for only the second time in history, we bring to you a double breakout star. Both fighters highlighted this week come to us from European countries not necessarily known for their martial arts.no comments
(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
6'5" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
76.5" reach, Orthodox
January 15, 1987
15-2 (UFC: 6-2)
1 straight loss
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Congratulations to Rodney Jeninga for winning our UFC Fight Night: Kim vs Hathaway Pick 'Em Contest. Next Pick 'Em action will be for UFC 171 on Mar 15th. Thanks for playing!
Dong Hyun Kim - 90%
Consensus Overall Record in 2014: 29-6 (83%)no comments
(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports)
Guess that is why they call him the Stun Gun. Dong Hyun Kim KO'd John Hathaway in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Kim vs Hathaway and in the process walked off with the biggest payday for the event.
Before we go any further, we should note that most fights staged outside of the U.S. don't have officially released fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official. However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter's pay based on official purse info released from past fights. So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 16 fighters that traded blows at the event (but please remember - this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event).
UFC Fight Night: Kim vs Hathaway
Mar 1, 2014