Damien Brown to face Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 221 in Perth

Buckle up fight fans, Damien ‘Beatdown’ Brown is set to unleash once again at UFC 221 in Perth.

Never one to put on a dull fight, the Australian military veteran will take on South Korean fighter Dong Hyun ‘Maestro’ Kim. The Daily Telegraph was first to report the news.

Despite not having the most glamorous record, Brown (17-11 MMA, 2-3 UFC) continues to gain fans around the world for his fearless performances and willingness to stand and brawl with his opponents.

This was on full display recently when Brown fought Frank Camacho at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney. The two put on a striking classic and walked away with fight of the night honours as Camacho was awarded the split-points decision victory. The loss was even more painstaking for Brown to take after his opponent had failed to make the contracted weight

Opposite of Brown, Dong Hyun Kim (15-8 MMA, 2-2 UFC) comes into the bout with back-to-back wins which includes a victory over Aussie Brendan O’Reilly. In his last outing back in September, the 29-year-old impressively stopped Japanese fighter Takanori Gomi inside 90-seconds.

UFC 221 will take place at the Perth Arena in Western Australia and is headlined by UFC middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker defending his belt against Luke Rockhold.

Announced Fights
• Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Luke Rockhold – Middleweight Title Fight
• Curtis Blaydes vs. Mark Hunt
• Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
• Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
• Damian Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
• Cyril Asker vs. Tai Tuivasa

Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker set for UFC 221 in Perth

My earliest combat sports memory is watching David Tua knock people out with his left hook.  I am extremely passionate about combat sports in Australia and my home country of New Zealand and I endeavour to grow the profile of martial arts and its athletes in both countries. Persistent Brazilian jiu-jitsu battler.