Jun Yong Park

Park Jun-yong (born 27 February 1991) is a South Korean mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Park Jun-yong
Born (1991-02-27) 27 February 1991 (age 31)
Seoul, South Korea
Other namesThe Iron Turtle
NationalitySouth Korean
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Reach73 in (185 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofSeoul, South Korea
TeamKorean Top Team [2][3]
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins14
By knockout5
By submission3
By decision6
Losses5
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Starting his career in 2013, Park compiled a 10-3 record, fighting mainly for a various regional Asian promotions, with his most memorable win being against future Professional Fighters League Welterweight champ, Ray Cooper III.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Park made his UFC debut during UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang.[4] He lost this fight by anaconda choke.[5]

Park next faced Marc-André Barriault on December 21, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 165.[6] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

Park was expected to face Trevin Giles on August 1, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 173.[8] However, Park was removed from the bout on July 23 due to alleged travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. [9][10]

Park faced John Phillips on October 17, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie.[11] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[12] Park landed 258 ground strikes during the fight, breaking the previous record of 251 ground strikes landed in a three-round fight set by Matt Riddle 11 years prior.[13][14][15]

Park faced Tafon Nchukwi on May 8, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 24.[16] He won the fight via majority decision.[17]

Park faced Gregory Rodrigues on October 23, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori.[18] He lost the fight via knockout in round two.[19] This fight earned him Fight of the Night award.[20]

Park faced Eryk Anders on May 21, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 206.[21] He won the bout via split decision.[22]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 14 wins 5 losses
By knockout 5 1
By submission 3 2
By decision 6 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–5 Eryk Anders Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira May 21, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–5 Gregory Rodrigues KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori October 23, 2021 2 3:13 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 13–4 Tafon Nchukwi Decision (majority) UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs. Waterson May 8, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Nchukwi was deducted one point in round 2 due to repeated groin strikes.
Win 12–4 John Phillips Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie October 17, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 11–4 Marc-André Barriault Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie December 21, 2019 3 5:00 Busan, South Korea
Loss 10–4 Anthony Hernandez Submission (anaconda choke) UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang 31 August 2019 2 4:39 Shenzhen, China
Win 10–3 Matvey Ivanenko TKO (punches) Real Fight: Double Impact December 8, 2018 3 0:58 Khabarovsk, Russia Won the Yawara FC Middleweight Championship.
Win 9–3 Glenn Sparv Decision (unanimous) RFC Way of the Dragon 2: Taiwan Pro Combat Championship July 7, 2018 3 5:00 Taipei City, Taiwan Return to Middleweight.
Win 8–3 John Vake TKO (punches) Hex Fight Series 13 March 23, 2018 2 1:33 Melbourne, Australia
Win 7–3 Koji Shikuwa TKO (punches) HEAT 41 December 23, 2017 3 1:57 Nagoya, Japan Middleweight bout.
Win 6–3 Se Yoon Jung Submission (rear-naked choke) TFC 15 July 22, 2017 1 2:25 Seoul, South Korea
Win 5–3 Ray Cooper III Submission (anaconda choke) Pacific Xtreme Combat 56 March 25, 2017 1 N/A Hagåtña, Guam
Win 4–3 Grigoriy Sirenko Submission (rear-naked choke) MFP 204: Cup Of Vladivostok 2016 November 5, 2016 1 2:23 Vladivostok, Russia Catchweight (176 lb) bout.
Loss 3–3 Shavkat Rakhmonov Submission (rear-naked choke) KZMMAF: Battle of Nomads 9 August 7, 2016 2 1:51 Hwasun, South Korea Catchweight (176 lb) bout.
Win 3–2 Oleg Olenichev TKO (retirement) Art of War 16: Return of the King January 16, 2016 1 10:00 Beijing, China
Loss 2–2 Sung Won Son Decision (split) Top FC 9: Battle of Incheon October 24, 2015 3 5:00 Incheon, South Korea
Win 2–1 Jae Woong Kim KO (knee) Top FC 6: Unbreakable Dream April 5, 2015 2 0:00 Seoul, South Korea Middleweight bout.
Win 1–1 Yul Kim Decision (unanimous) Top FC 5: Busan February 7, 2015 3 5:00 Busan, South Korea Welterweight debut.
Loss 0–1 Jae Young Kim Decision (unanimous) Top FC: National League 1 December 8, 2013 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea Middleweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  2. ^ "UFC Signs South Korean fighters Jung Da-Un and Park Jun-Yon". Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Korean Top Team Introduction". Sports. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  4. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-08-31). "UFC Shenzhen Results: Anthony Hernandez Submits Tough Jun Yong Park". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  5. ^ "UFC Shenzhen Results: Anthony Hernandez Submits Tough Jun Yong Park". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  6. ^ mmafighting.com (2019-09-27). "Jun Yong Park vs. Marc-Andre Barriault announced for UFC Busan". mmafighting. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  7. ^ cagesidepress.com. "UFC Busan results". cagesidepress. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  8. ^ Mike Bohn (2020-06-15). "Trevin Giles signs on for Jun Yong Park matchup on UFC's Aug. 1 card". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  9. ^ Nolan King (2020-07-23). "Kevin Holland replaces Jun Yong Park, meets Trevin Giles at UFC event on Aug. 1". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  10. ^ Jay Pettry (2020-07-23). "UFC releases 'Brunson vs. Shahbazyan' bout lineup for Aug. 1 Fight Night". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  11. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-08-24). "Zuid-Koreaanse teamgenoten krijgen nieuwe partijen toegewezen in oktober". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  12. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-10-17). "UFC Fight Island 6 Results: Jun Yong Park Shuts Out John Phillips, Sets Record". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  13. ^ Dawson, Alan. "A South Korean fighter called Jun Yong Park shattered a UFC record during a merciless battering on Fight Island". Insider. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  14. ^ "Matt Riddle Responds After Jun Yong Park Breaks 11-Year Record | Fightful News". fightful.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  15. ^ @espnmma (October 17, 2020). "Jun Yong Park's 258 ground strikes landed at #UFCFightIsland6 are a new three-round UFC record for ground strikes. He surpassed Matt Riddle's 251 ground strikes landed at UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stevens in 2009, per UFC Stats" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-03-02). "BREAKING: Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jun Yong Park toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 8 mei". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  17. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-05-08). "UFC Vegas 26 Results: Jun Yong Park Takes Tafon Nchukwi's Undefeated Record". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  18. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-08-10). "Jun Yong Park treft Gregory Rodrigues tijdens UFC evenement op 23 oktober". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  19. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-10-23). "UFC Vegas 41 Results: Gregory Rodrigues Stops Jun Yong Park in Second". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-10-23.
  20. ^ a b Stafflanguage=en-US (2021-10-24). "UFC Fight Night 196 bonuses: Marvin Vettori gets extra $50,000 – but none for Paulo Costa". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  21. ^ "Jun Yon Park faces Eryk Anders at UFC Fight Night 210". Asian MMA. 2022-04-06. Retrieved 2022-04-16.
  22. ^ Damon Martin (May 21, 2022). "UFC Vegas 55 results: Jun Yong Park wins razor-close split decision over Eryk Anders in main card opener". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  23. ^ "UFC Busan Preview: Jun Yong Park vs Marc-Andre Barriault". ssl.mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  24. ^ Sherdog.com. "Jun Yong". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-10-18.

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