Ji Yeon Kim’s UFC career looks to be over after two massive lapses of judgement in the third round of her fight with Mandy Bohm. The bout in Charlotte was stopped and went to the scorecards midway through the third round with the Korean having already had two points deducted.
Such was Kim’s dominance that one of the three judges scored the fight for her despite the two point deductions. But it was Bohm who escaped with the split decision win after a performance at UFC on ABC 4 that will not win her any fans.
Kim got off to a very good start and had Bohm hurt early in the opening round. A right hand did the damage and the American immediately looked to get the fight down.
Kim had to fight off a series of submission attempts with Bohm finishing the round in top position. The second stanza was uneventful but the Korean spent much of it in top position.
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She was working for a guillotine when the bell sounded but stupidly tried to kick Bohm off her and was deducted a point after the round. At the start of the third Kim pressed her opponent up against the cage.
Bohm was careful to keep a hand touching the ground to ensure that Kim could not knee her to the head. But the Korean went ahead and did it anyway with the American refusing to continue afterwards.
The fight was halted at the 1:55 mark and went to the scorecards. Kim had clearly got the better of it but with the two point deductions it was Bohm who took the split decision win.
Bohm improves to 8-2 after securing her first UFC win in the most unimpressive fashion possible. Kim drops to 9-7-2 and has now lost five fights in a row by decision.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 13, 2023
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