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Jung Bu-Kyung (born May 26, 1978 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean judoka and professional mixed martial artist.

Jung Bu-Kyung
Born (1978-05-26) May 26, 1978 (age 41)
Seoul, South Korea
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
TeamTeam Yoon
Yoshida Dojo
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Jung Bu-kyung
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney -60  kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Wenzhou -60 kg
Gold medal – first place 2003 Jeju -66 kg

Judo careerEdit

Jung began judo at the age of eleven under the instruction of his father. He won a gold medal at the 1998 World University Judo Championships in Prague. Two years later, he won a silver medal at the -60 kg category of the 2000 Summer Olympics. In the final, he lost to three-time Olympic champion Tadahiro Nomura by ippon only fourteen seconds into the match.

After graduation from Korea National Sport University in 2001, he continued to train with the KRA Judo Team.[citation needed] He moved up in weight to the 66 kg class, and won a gold medal at the 2003 Asian Judo Championships in Jeju. However, Jung failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games by losing to Bang Gui-Man in the national qualification match.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Jung made his MMA debut on 31 December 2007 against Japanese grappler Shinya Aoki at Yarennoka!. Jung was replacing American Top Team's Gesias Calvancanti, who tore a ligament in his left knee while training to fight Aoki. Although Jung lost by unanimous decision, he proved to be a formidable opponent in his mixed martial arts debut.[1]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
4 matches 0 wins 4 losses
By knockout 0 2
By decision 0 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-4 Katsunori Kikuno TKO (strikes and stomps) DEEP - 40 Impact February 20, 2009 1 4:15 Tokyo, Japan DEEP Lightweight Tournament Semi-finals
Loss 0-3 Daisuke Nakamura KO (punch) Dream 3: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Second Round May 11, 2008 2 1:19 Saitama, Japan
Loss 0-2 Mitsuhiro Ishida Decision (unanimous) Dream 1: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 First Round March 15, 2008 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 0-1 Shinya Aoki Decision (unanimous) Yarennoka! December 31, 2007 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan


  1. ^ Bu-Kyung Jung Impressive In Debut Archived 2008-03-07 at the Wayback Machine ( 1 January 2008

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