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Peso medio Division

Activo

"The Iron Turtle"

Junyong Park

Peso medio Division

17-5-0 (W-L-D)

5

Victorias por nocaut

6

Gana por Sumisión

5

Primeros acabados redondos

Junyong Park

Récord del Atleta

Info

Learn more about Junyong Park's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Ciudad natal
Seoul, South Korea
Estilo de lucha
Boxing
Años
32
Alto
70.00
Peso
192.00
Debut del octágono
Aug. 31, 2019
Alcance
73.00
Alcance de la pierna
39.00
  • Pro since 2013
     
  • Four wins by KO, six by submission (5 RNC, anaconda)
     
  • Five first round finishes
     
  • Began career 3-3. Has gone 14-3 since then.
     
  • Has won seven of his last nine
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I've been told I look like a ninja turtle, and I wanted to be as tough as iron. Hence, ‘The Iron Turtle.’  It's also a callback to the Korean ironclad warship, the Turtle Ship.”

UFC Fight Night (12/9/23) Park lost a three round unanimous decision to Andre Muniz 

UFC on ESPN (7/15/23) Park submitted Albert Duraev via rear naked choke at 4:45 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (2/4/23) Park submitted Denis Tiuliulin via rear naked choke at 4:05 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (10/29/22) Park submitted Joseph Holmes via rear naked choke at 3:04 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (5/21/22) Park won a three round split decision over Eryk Anders

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Park was knocked out by Gregory Rodrigues at 3:13 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (5/8/21) Park won a three-round majority decision over Tafon Nchukwi

UFC Fight Night (10/17/20) Park won a three round unanimous decision over John Phillips

UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Park won a three round unanimous decision over Marc-Andre Barriault

UFC Fight Night (8/31/19) Park was submitted by Anthony Hernandez via anaconda choke at 4:39 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? At 23, I just had a sudden desire to train MMA. There was no reason behind it, it just suddenly seemed cool.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Being in the UFC was my dream, but it's only the beginning of the dream.  I came to be a legend, and this is the beginning of my legacy.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a swimming coach.

Favorite grappling technique: Anaconda choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jab