The UFC has reportedly retained the services of two of the promotion’s top prospects.

Welterweight “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim (Pictured) and lightweight Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira each signed four-fight extensions with the company this week, according to reports from The Korea Times and Tatame.com.br, respectively.

Kim still had one bout remaining on his previous agreement, his agency, IB Sports, told the Korea Times, but the UFC “offered to extend his contract with satisfactory conditions.”

The 29-year-old Kim defeated Nate Diaz in a hard-fought unanimous decision on Jan. 1, remaining unbeaten with his 14th career victory. Five of those wins have come inside the Octagon, including decisions over “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 winner Amir Sadollah and hard-nosed Canadian T.J. Grant.

A star in his native South Korea, Kim told Sherdog.com’s John Evans last month that, despite his lack of finishes in the UFC, he hopes to garner more highlight-reel footage soon.

“In Deep, I usually finished fights by knockout, but in the UFC, the fighters are much better,” Kim said. “It’s not that the UFC puts pressure on me to finish fights. I put pressure on myself.”

Fiery Brazilian wunderkind Oliveira, meanwhile, recently tasted defeat for the first time. At December’s UFC 124, the 21-year-old was submitted by the surging Jim Miller via first-round kneebar.

Oliveira had reeled off 14 straight wins -- all but one via stoppage -- to begin his career. He made waves in his August UFC debut by armbarring Darren Elkins in under a minute, and continued to raise his stock when he took out “TUF 8” winner Efrain Escudero with a third-round rear-naked choke submission one month later.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator Confirms Hit-and-Run Incident that Cost Jordan Parson’s His Leg

  • 27 days ago
  • 209 views

Bellator confirms hit-and-run incident that reportedly forced the amputation of part of Jordan Parsons' right leg. read news >>

The Beaten Path: 5 Top MMA Prospects to Watch in May

  • 24 days ago
  • 28 views

The world of MMA prospects is really opening up. Hardcore fans know the usual suspects—those smaller shows that incubate up-and-comers for the big time. Deep-cable organizations like Legacy and Titan read news >>

Undefeated Christian Lee Happy to Rack Up the Wins, Heading into ONE: Ascent to Power

  • 24 days ago
  • 10 views

Christian Lee is one of ONE Championship's top featherweight prospects, but he's happy racking up wins and biding his time before talking titles. read news >>

LOL, Conor McGregor is Reportedly Close to Deal to Fight Floyd Mayweather

  • 22 days ago
  • 507 views

The internet thinks Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are going to punch each other for money. read news >>

Two Iranian Heavyweight Prospects in Action at FMD 10

  • 19 days ago
  • 18 views

Full Metal Dojo 10 is set for the Insomnia Nightclub in Bangkok and will feature two touted Iranian heavyweights. read news >>

Conor McGregor Reportedly Hires Bodyguards After Death Threats

  • 18 days ago
  • 273 views

UFC star Conor McGregor was accompanied by two bodyguards at the VIP Style Awards in Dublin recently due to alleged death threats made against the 27-year-old native of Ireland. According to Ken Swee read news >>

UFC Reportedly Close to Selling Company for Up to $4 Billion

  • 18 days ago
  • 123 views

Zuffa LLC, which owns the UFC, is reportedly nearing a deal to sell the mixed martial arts company. According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, Zuffa is "in advanced talks to sell the business" for somewh read news >>

Chris Weidman Reportedly Pulls out of UFC 199 vs. Luke Rockhold Due to Injury

  • 11 days ago
  • 35 views

The most likely candidate may be Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, who needed only one round to knock out Vitor Belfort at UFC 198 on Saturday. Fighting in back-to-back months would be something of a Herculean read news >>

Cris Cyborg vs. Germaine De Randamie Reportedly Targeted for UFC 201

  • 10 days ago
  • 29 views

Cris Cyborg's second UFC fight is already on its way. The dominant Brazilian, who splashed onto the scene at UFC 198 on May 14, is slated to make her Octagon return in July for a bout against Germain read news >>

Fight Night Las Vegas: Reasons to Watch

  • 5 days ago
  • 8 views

Fight Night Las Vegas is bubbling with can't miss prospects and huge fights to highlight your Memorial Day weekend this Sunday beginning on UFC FIGHT PASS and ending on free TV on FS1. Here are your read news >>