Jin Soo Son
Displays an incredible chin during unanimous decision loss in Russia
September 15, 2018
Son was defeated by Petr Yan via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 28-29) at UFC Moscow on Saturday.
Son showed incredible toughness during this fight. He absorbed over 100 strikes, the majority of which were to the head. Son smiled through it all and kept coming forward. His opponent, Yan, is a master of sport in boxing in Russia and it showed. He constantly peppered Son with hard shots and even landed a head kick and spinning elbow. The Korean would still not go away. Son even landed two takedowns but was hit with elbows from the bottom the second he got Yan down. Son showed good toughness, but it can't be overlooked that he stood in front of Yan with his hands down and showed little head movement. It will be difficult for the Korean to be successful in the UFC if he doesn't improve his defense.
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Misses weight in UFC debut
September 14, 2018
Son weighed in at 137 pounds for his bantamweight fight against Petr Yan, one pound over the bantamweight limit for a non-title fight.
Son was brought on as a short-notice replacement for Douglas Silva de Andradre, who withdrew from the scheduled matchup against Yan on Aug. 9 due to a foot injury. The 25-year-old Son had previously competed under the Japan-based Deep MMA promotion, where he posted a 7-2 record, ending on a winning streak of four in a row. He'll now have to surrender 20 percent of his fight purse to Yan, but will enter the fight as a large underdog of approximately (+550).