UFC signs “The Korean Bulldozer” Nam Yui Chul

The worlds leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion (UFC) has decided once again to handpick one of Asia’s top talents, this time signing ROAD FC’s Lightweight Champion Nam Yui Chul.

Sources close to Chul’s camp confirmed the news with FSA earlier today.

Nam Yui Chul (17-4-1) began his journey into Mixed Martial Arts in February of 2006. The hard hitting Korean would go on an impressive 8-fight win streak, before losing to Mikhail Malyutin via Majority Decision under the M-1 banner.

Nowadays Chul is a staple for Korean MMA. And for good reason, as the Team Posse affiliate has racked up a 4-fight win streak since coming up short at the hands of Jadamba Narantungalag in 2012 for the now defunct Legend FC.

“The Korean Bulldozer” gained recognition with a wider audience fighting for Korea’s top promotion ROAD FC, where he would eventually claim the Lightweight crown defeating aggressive grappler Takasuke Kume via Unanimous Decision in a highly entertaining contest.

After winning the title, Nam would rematch with the former champion and again proved successful defeating Kume for a second in the space of just a few months.

Having made a mark on the Asian MMA scene, the 32-year-old now turns his attention to a new challenge in 2014 when he makes his promotional debut with the UFC.

Stay tuned to FSA.

*Photo by Hyeong Joon Kim*

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