Report: Nadia Kassem Faces Ji Yeon Kim At UFC 243


A women’s strawweight division attraction has been added to UFC 243 according to Kassem herself as Nadia Kassem is going to be in action against Ji Yeon Kim.

Kassem (5-1-0) is looking to rebound from her first professional MMA defeat, which came against Montana De La Rosa at UFC 234. Kassem has picked up just a single win thus far in UFC competition, with that victory coming against Alex Chambers at UFC Fight Night Sydney. Kassem has competed six times as a professional MMA fighter and just one of those bouts went the distance.

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Kim (8-2-2) has won two of four bouts under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over the duo of Justine Kish and Melinda Fabian. Kim hasn’t picked up a victory in just over a year, with that last win coming at UFC Fight Night Singapore in June of 2018. Kim has suffered two losses as a professional MMA fighter and both of those defeats came by way of decision.

UFC 243 takes place on Saturday, October 5 from the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia with Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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