Ji Yeon Kim Biography

August 26, 2020
First published on:August 26, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Ji Yeon Kim

Birth Name Ji Yeon Kim
Birth Place Incheon, South Korea
Famous Name Ji Yeon Kim
Net Worth $0.2 Million
Nationality South Korean
Ethnicity South Asian
Profession UFC Fighter
Currently Working For UFC

Ji Yeon Kim is a professional South Korean mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who is currently signed to the UFC under the flyweight division. A professional since 2013, Kim previously competed at Top FC, Kunlun, Jewels, Road FC, Gladiator, and Deep cage Impact.

A native of Incheon, South Korea, Ji Yeon Kim was born on 18th October 1989, under the star sign Libra. The thirty years old is a South Korean by nationality and is of South Asian ethnic background. Further, she stands 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) tall and weighs 56.7 kg (125 lb; 8 st 13 lb).

How Much Is Ji Yeon Kim's Net Worth In 2020?

As of 2020, Ji Yeon Kim has an estimated net worth of $0.2 million, mostly earned through her MMA career and sponsorship deal. Currently, she is signed to the UFC the fighter gets paid a base salary on fight night no matter if they win or lose and has a “win bonus” involved for the winning fighter. Not to mention the “fight of the night” and “performance of the night.” 

UFC Career Earning:

Date Events Earnings
June 17, 2017 UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia $10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship
January 27, 2018 UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson $10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $3,500 Reebok sponsorship
June 23, 2018 UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Edwards $12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay
November 30, 2018 The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale $20,000 to show, $6,000 fine for missing weight, $4,000 fight week incentive pay
October 6, 2019 UFC 243 $20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $6,000 fine for missing weight, $4,000 fight week incentive pay

Additionally, Ji Yeon Kim is sponsored by ZET, Bow And Arrow, Natauralize, and VA RVCA.

Is Ji Yeon Kim Dating?

Nothing is known about Ji Yeon Kim's love life. Neither she has openly talked about her relationship in the interview nor she has been spotted with a guy in the public who is assumed to be a potential partner. Further, most of the posts on her socials are from her professional life. With less to no information regarding her relationship, she is believed to be single.   

Early Years

Ji Yeon Kim was born to South Korean parents and raised in Incheon. However, she has not revealed further information about her family members.

Kim began training in the 8th grade after seeing a kickboxing match on TV, which eventually set off her desire for a career in combat sports. She has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a 3rd-degree black belt in Hapkido, and a black belt in Wushu.

UFC Career

On June 17, 2017, Kim made her UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia in Singapore where she lost to Lucie Pudilova via unanimous decision. She next faced Justine Kish at UFC on Fox: Jacare vs. Brunson on 27th January 2018. She won the fight through the split decision.

On June 23, 2018, at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Edwards, Kim defeated Melinda Fabian via split decision. Her 4th UFC fight came on 6th October 2019, at UFC 243 against Nadia Kassem. Though she won the fight she was fined 30 percent of her purse for weighing 2 pounds over the flyweight.

For now, Kin is scheduled to face Alexa Grasso on June 27, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker, but due to COVID 19 the fight was rescheduled on August 29, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 175.

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