Melinda Fabian vs. Ji Yeon Kim targeted for UFC Singapore on June 23

A women’s flyweight fight between Melinda Fabian and Ji-Yeon Kim is being targeted for the UFC Fight Night 132 event on June 23, taking place in Singapore. The news was first reported by John Hyon Ko.

Fabian was coached by Eddie Alvarez on TUF 26.

Fabian (4-3-2) makes her second promotional appearance after a disappointing majority draw in her debut last December when up against DeAnna Bennett at the TUF 26 Finale. The 30-year-old competed on The Ultimate Fighter 26, coached by Eddie Alvarez, finding herself victim of a first-round submission at the hands of Rachael Ostovich in the opening bout. Fighting out of Budapest, Hungary, Fabian has finished all of her career wins, three first-round submissions and one second-round submission.

Yeon Kim (7-1-2) makes her third promotional appearance after losing a decision to Lucie Pudilova in her debut but then rebounding with a decision win of her own against Justine Kish. The 28-year-old, also known as “Fire Fist”, was the 2012 Olympic champion in fencing. She owns three submissions wins and one by way of a knockout.

UFC Fight Night 132 takes place on June 23 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.


One comment

  1. Wow. I honestly thought Fábián got cut the same time DeAnna Bennett did, and can’t imagine why she didn’t, tbh…

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