If the UFC wants to expand into the Asian market, they’re going to need a few more Asian fighters. What better fighter than Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung (13-3) to suggest what fighter(s) should be joining his ranks. In a recent interview with Bloody Elbow, Jung spoke about his teammate Hyun Gyu “Ace” Lim:
“There are a lot of talented fighters in Korea right now. If I had to choose one guy, I’d say it’s Hyun Gyu Lim. He’s another member of Korean Top Team who fights at welterweight. He’s really big and long, especially for a WW. He’s huge and really skilled all around. He’s probably the best all around fighter on our team, myself and Dongi Yang included! His fights are always exciting and he’s had 4 straight 1st-round KOs. Hopefully he’ll get the call from the UFC soon.”
Another Korean Top Team teammate Dong Gi “The Ox” Yang also called Lim their “Secret Weapon”:
“No, I don’t think I’m a secret weapon,” Yang admitted. “The real secret weapon at Korean Top Team is Hyun Gyu Lim. He’s one of our welterweights and he’s really incredible. He’s huge for a welterweight and his all around game may be the best in all of Korean MMA right now. He recently beat Ross Ebanez at PXC in the Philippines and we’re hoping that he’ll be joining us in UFC soon.”
Well, that call has been made and Lim has been signed to a four fight contract with the UFC. Holding a record of 10-3, 7 by the way of TKO/KO (five occurring in the first round), 2 by submission and riding a 5 fight win streak. He stands at 6’2″ with an 82″ reach (that’s only two inches shorter than Jon Jones’ who happens to have some of the longest arms in MMA history) and for a welterweight (170lbs.) those are some amazing assets. On top of that he is also the current Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) welterweight champion. The 27 year old Lim holds a lot of potential.
It is possible that he may be fighting in the UFC’s Macau, China card. [MMA In Asia]