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Fight Announcement – Takanori Gomi vs Dong Hyun Kim

Gomi vs Kim scheduled for UFC Japan

UFC Fight Night Japan gets a lightweight bout added to its lineup!

The UFC has announced that Takanori Gomi will take on Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 117, which will take place in Japan on September 22nd.

Gomi is coming into this fight riding a four-fight losing streak with losses coming to Joe Lauzon, Jim Miller, Jon Tuck and Myles Jury – This fight will be make-or-break for The Fireball Kid, who hasn’t had his hand raised since 2014.

Dong Hyun Kim is coming into this fight after beating Brendan O’Reilly back in December, Kim was booked to fight in June this year, however, the bout was removed on the day of the event due to his opponent Thibault Gouti falling ill.

The Japan Fight Night card is headlined by former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua as he takes on Ovince Saint Preux, also featuring on the card is Jessica Andrade as she takes on former title challenger Claudia Gadelha.

Full UFC Fight Night 117 card:

Mauricio Rua vs Ovince Saint Preux

Jessica Andrade vs Claudia Gadelha

Takanori Gomi vs Dong Hyun Kim

Henrique da Silva vs Gokhan Saki

Rolando Dy vs Teruto Ishihara

Alex Morono vs Keita Nakamura 

Mizuto Hirota vs Charles Rosa

Jussier Formiga vs Ulka Sasaki

Daichi Abe vs Hyun Gyu Lim

Shinsho Anzai vs Luke Jumeau

Chan-Mi Jeon vs Syrui Kondo

What do you think of this latest edition to the UFC Japan card? sound off in the comments below.

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