Jun Yong Park

South Korea

Matching up with Trevin Giles
MiddleweightUFC
June 14, 2020
Park agreed to fight Trevin Giles in a middleweight bout at an untitled UFC event August 1, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Park earned his first UFC victory in December after defeating Marc-Andre Barriault via unanimous decision in Busan, and he'll now look to start his first win streak with the company. Giles last fought James Krause at UFC 247 in February and won via a split decision.
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Bounces back in Busan
MiddleweightUFC
December 22, 2019
Park defeated Marc-Andre Barriault via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on Saturday in Busan, South Korea.
ANALYSIS
Park was statistically superior in terms of the significant strike count in each of the three rounds, even though two judges gave Round 3 to his opponent. When it was all said and done, Park had 77 significant strikes to Barriault's 51, and Park was also successful on five of his 10 takedown attempts. It ended up being enough to come through as the betting underdog in front of fans in his home country, evening his record at 1-1 in the UFC.
Second UFC fight scheduled
MiddleweightUFC
September 27, 2019
Park will face Marc-Andre Barriault at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 21 in South Korea, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Park had a UFC debut to forget this past August when he lost via submission to Anthony Hernandez at UFC Fight Night in Shenzhen. His upcoming opponent, Barriault, is winless under the UFC banner as well, but after two fights, and the loser here could end up having a short stint with the UFC.
Taps out in UFC debut
MiddleweightUFC
August 31, 2019
Park lost to Anthony Hernandez via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:39 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.
ANALYSIS
This was a classic case of a fighter not having the necessary well-rounded game to win a fight in the UFC. Park looked especially strong on the feet in his UFC debut but his inability to defend the takedown ultimately led to his demise. Although Park has displayed a decent ground game in the past, it was nowhere to be found on Saturday. He'll probably get another shot with the company given his recent string of success (Saturday was Park's first loss in eight fights and nearly three years), but he remains a work in progress at age 28.
Booked for UFC debut
MiddleweightUFC
July 2, 2019
Park will take on Anthony Hernandez in a middleweight bout at UFC on ESPN+ 15 on August 31, MMA Junkie reports.
ANALYSIS
Park will enter the fight in August having won six professional bouts in a row across a number of different promotions. Five of those six victories are coming off early endings, with a pair of TKOs and three submissions. With Hernandez dropping his first UFC outing, the winner of this middleweight bout will be earning their first victory under the promotion.