After losing his UFC debut as a welterweight, “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim is moving down to the lightweight division at UFC 199 in June as he will meet Marco Polo Reyes on the preliminary card of the June 4 fight card.
The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Friday.
UFC 199 will come from The Forum in Inglewood, California and will be headlined by a title fight rematch as Luke Rockhold defends the UFC middleweight title against former UFC champion Chris Weidman.
Kim (13-7-3) was defeated by Dominique Steele by knockout at UFC Fight Night 79 in November and the defeat snapped a two fight winning streak. Eleven of his thirteen wins have come by stoppage and six of those wins have come by TKO/KO. Reyes (5-2) made his UFC debut last year at UFC Fight Night 78 and scored a knockout victory against Cesar Arzamendia. It was his second straight win and four of his five wins have come by TKO/KO.
The current UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Weidman II fight card is below.
Luke Rockhold (15-2) vs. Chris Weidman (13-1)
Dominick Cruz (21-1) vs. Urijah Faber (33-8)
Dustin Poirier (19-4) vs. Bobby Green (23-6)
Leonardo Santos (15-3-1) vs. Evan Dunham (17-6)
Kevin Casey (9-4, 2NC) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-4)
Luiz Henrique da Silva (10-0) vs. Jonathan Wilson (7-0)
Dong Hyun Kim (13-7-3) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (5-2)