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Kim Min-Soo (judoka)

 

Kim Min-Soo (judoka)

Kim Min-soo
Born (1975-01-22) January 22, 1975 (age 39)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
Other names Mr. Shark
Nationality South Korean
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 254 lb (115 kg; 18 st 2 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Style Kickboxing
Fighting out of Seoul, South Korea
Team RINGS Korea
Korean Top Team
Rank Olympian and 4th dan black belt in Judo
Years active 1996-2011
Kickboxing record
Total 5
Wins 4
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 10
Wins 3
By knockout 1
By submission 2
Losses 7
By knockout 5
By submission 2
Other information
Notable students Yang Hae-Joon
Lee Eun-Soo
Sherdog
Kim Min-Soo
Medal record
Men's Judo
Iran FAJR
Gold Iran FAJR International Tournament '03 100 kg
Pacific Games
Silver 2001 11th Pacific Judo Championship 100 kg
Iran FAJR
Bronze 2000 Iran FAJR International Tournament 100 kg
Silver 2000 Iran FAJR International Tournament Absolute
1996 Atlanta Olympics
Silver 1996 Atlanta Olympics Men's Half Heavyweight Judo 95 kg

Kim Min-Soo (born January 22, 1975 in Seoul) is a South Korean former judoka, professional mixed martial artist and K-1 kickboxer best known for becoming a K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 Finalist and also winning the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta earning a Silver Medal in Judo.[1] He is best known for his fights with current WWE professional wrestler and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and veteran Brock Lesnar, former WWE wrestler and K-1 fighter Sean O'Haire and former NFL football player turned K-1 kickboxer and New Japan Pro Wrestling contender Bob Sapp. Min-Soo holds a notable kickboxing win over former UFC fighter Scott Junk.[1] He announced his retirement from contact sports in 2011 with brief stints as color commentator for Japanese and Korean mixed martial arts and professional wrestling events. Kim is also the Judo head coach for Korean Top Team.[2]

Achievements and titles

Mixed martial arts record

|- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|3–7 |United States MillerSentoryū | KO (punches and knees) |The Khan 2 |02009-11-27November 27, 2009 |align=center|1 |align=center|1:12 |Seoul, South Korea || |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|3–6 |Japan MinowaIkuhisa Minowa | TKO (punches) |Hero's 2007 in Korea |02007-10-28October 28, 2007 |align=center|1 |align=center|3:46 |Seoul, South Korea || |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|2–6 |United States LesnarBrock Lesnar | Submission (punches) |K-1 Dynamite!! USA |02007-06-02June 2, 2007 |align=center|1 |align=center|1:09 |Los Angeles, California, United States || |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|2–5 |United States SiligaMighty Mo | KO (punch) |Hero's 8 |02006-03-12March 12, 2006 |align=center|1 |align=center|2:37 |Nagoya, Japan || |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|2–4 |United States FryeDon Frye | KO (punch) |Hero's 7 |02006-10-09October 9, 2006 |align=center|2 |align=center|2:47 |Yokohama, Japan || |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|2–3 |Netherlands SchiltSemmy Schilt | Submission (triangle choke) |List of HERO's events |02006-08-05August 5, 2006 |align=center|1 |align=center|4:46 |Tokyo, Japan || |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|2–2 |Japan YamamotoYoshihisa Yamamoto | Submission (rear naked choke) |Hero's 4 |02006-03-15March 15, 2006 |align=center|2 |align=center|1:32 |Tokyo, Japan || |- |style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center|1–2 |United States O'HaireSean O'Haire | Submission (guillotine choke) | Hero's 2005 in Seoul |02005-11-05November 5, 2005 |align=center|1 |align=center|4:46 |Seoul, South Korea || |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|0–2 |New Zealand SefoRay Sefo | KO (head kick) | Hero's 2 |02005-07-06July 6, 2005 |align=center|2 |align=center|0:30 |Tokyo, Japan || |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center|0–1 |United States SappBob Sapp | KO (punches) | Hero's 1 |02005-03-26March 26, 2005 |align=center|1 |align=center|1:12 |Saitama, Saitama, Japan || |- |}[3]

Kickboxing record

4 Wins – 1 Losses – 0 Draw
Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time
2008-09-08 Win 4–1 United States Scott Junk K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Hawaii 3R Decision Round 3
2007-09-29 Win 3–1 South Korea Randy Kim K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Seoul Final 16 3R Decision 3–0 (30–29, 30–28, 30–29) Round 3
2006-03-06 Loss 2–1 Japan Yusuke Fujimoto K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Seoul 2R 0:23 KO (Right Punch) Round 2
2006-03-06 Win 2–0 Tunisia Mourad Bouzidi K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Seoul Ext.R Decision 0–3 (9–10, 9–10, 9–10) Round 3
2006-03-06 Win 1–0 South Korea Kyoung Suk Kim K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Seoul 3R Decision 0–3 (29–30, 29–30, 29–30) Round 3
[2]

References

External links

  • Sherdog
  • Min Soo Kim Official K-1 profile
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