Prelim Preview: Ji Yeon Kim vs. Mandy Bohm | UFC Vegas 68
The UFC returns this weekend after a week off. The main event is a heavyweight slug fest between Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivac. But during the week, I want to give shine to some of the up-and-coming fighters on the undercard of UFC Vegas 68. So, we will be diving into that on Prelim Preview! Today’s preview is on Korea’s Ji Yeon Kim and Mandy Bohm of Germany!
Ji Yeon Kim: 9-6-2 Record, 4 KO/TKOs, 2 Submissions | UFC Vegas 68
Ji Yeon Kim has been on a slide recently and dropped her last four fights although all by decision. Her last bout was against Joselyne Edwards which went down to a split decision. The last win she notched comes in 2019 against Nadia Kassem when she beat the Aussie fighter with hooks to the body as the bell rung out for round 2. Kim hopes to break her streak at UFC Vegas 68 and get back into the win column.
Ji Yeon Kim has been around for some time, joining the UFC in 2017, but being rather inactive early on. Her fights are always close. In 2018, Kim was handed the split decision win in back-to-back fights against Justine Kish and Melinda Fabian.
Mandy Bohm: 7-2 Record, 2 KO/TKO’s, 2 Submissions
On the other side of the cage at UFC Vegas 68 is Mandy Bohm. Bohm made her UFC debut in 2021 after a short stint in Bellator. She was scheduled twice to fight Taila Santos in 2021 and Ariane Lipski later that year, all three falling through. Her debut was finally against Lipski which she dropped with a decision. She returned in July of 2022 and dropped another decision to Victoria Leonardo.
Bohm was handed the first two losses of her career in the UFC upon her arrival and is still looking for that elusive first win. The fight between Ji Yeon Kim and Mandy Bohm will likely be a loser goes home fight whereas the winner stays in the UFC to fight another day.
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