UFC Fight Night 132 results: Ji Yeon Kim defeats Melinda Fabian via split decision

Saturday at the UFC Fight Night 132 event in Singapore, Ji Yeon Kim picked up her second promotional victory, earning the split decision win over TUF 26’s Melinda Fabian. Two judges scored the bout 29-28 for Yeon Kim, whilst one scored it 29-28 for Fabian.

Yeon Kim improves her record to 8-1-2 and is now on a two-fight win streak, following a split decision win over Justine Kish at this past January’s UFC on FOX 27 event.¬†The 28-year-old sole UFC loss was a decision to Lucie Pudilova in her debut. The loss prompted her to make the move down to flyweight and she has been successful ever since. The “Fire First” feels she was undersized when competing at 135-pounds and believes she has what it takes to be a world champion when competing against smaller girls in the 125-pound division.

Take a look at highlights from the bout below:

UFC Fight Night 132 took place this Saturday June 23 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The preliminary card featuring Yeon Kim vs. Fabian was aired live on UFC Fight Pass from 4:30am EST.

Noah

3 comments

  1. Unfortunately, I missed the fight. Given the videos and Fabian’s face in the second one, I’m surprised that it was a split decision. What did Fabian do to make it so close?

    I guess every fighter needs to believe that they have what it takes to be a world champion, but I have feeling that Shevchenko might convince her otherwise.

    1. I think I’ve got to agree with you JR. Fabian has potential but I don’t think this fight was necessarily as close as the split-decision may indicate. She did land some good shots but I had it 30-27 Kim fairly clean.

  2. this Ji Yeon has an obscene reach for this division. 72″ is the same as Germaine de Randamie. and her stance is similar to Germaine’s and Rose’s, alot less refined of course. when she masters how to use her reach…. best for the other girls to avoid striking with her unless they have a good pedigree in standup.

    Fabian will likely be let go after her next fight., if she isn’t already on the chopping block.

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