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Description : Yui Chul Nam (Korean: 남의철, born July 16, 1981, Korean name is Nam Yui-Chul) is a South Korean mixed martial artist currently fighting in the UFC's lightweight division. He was signed by the UFC after fighting in the Korean promotion Road FC.Nam began his professional mixed martial arts career in 2006, competing for many regional promotions (including M-1 Global, Legend Fighting Championship and ROAD FC) throughout Asia. Nam was able to compile a record of 17-4-1 before signing with the UFC in... Page:y48

This is a Korean name; the family name is Nam.
Yui Chul Nam
남의철
Born(1981-07-16) July 16, 1981 (age 35)
Seoul, South Korea
Native name남의철
Other namesThe Korean Bulldozer
ResidenceSeoul, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korea
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight (155 lb)
Reach69.0 in (175 cm)
Fighting out ofSouth Korea
TeamFree
RankBlack belt in Judo
Black belt in Taekwondo
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2006 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total25
Wins18
By knockout8
By submission1
By decision9
Losses6
By submission1
By decision5
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Korean name
Hangul남의철
Hanja南宜澈
Revised RomanizationNam Eui-cheol
McCune–ReischauerNam Ŭi-chŏl

Yui Chul Nam (Korean: 남의철, born July 16, 1981, Korean name is Nam Yui-Chul) is a South Korean mixed martial artist currently fighting in the UFC's lightweight division. He was signed by the UFC after fighting in the Korean promotion Road FC.

Mixed martial arts career

Background and early career

Nam began his professional mixed martial arts career in 2006, competing for many regional promotions (including M-1 Global, Legend Fighting Championship and ROAD FC) throughout Asia. Nam was able to compile a record of 17-4-1 before signing with the UFC in December 2013.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Nam made his promotional debut against Kazuki Tokudome on March 1, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale. Nam won the bout via split decision. Their performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.

Nam faced returning UFC veteran Phillipe Nover in a featherweight bout on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66. He lost the fight via split decision.

Nam faced Mike De La Torre on November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 79. He lost the fight via split decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

  • Spirit Martial Challenge
    • Spirit MC welterweight(-155 lb) title (one time)
  • ROAD Fighting Championship
    • ROAD FC lightweight title (one time)
    • ROAD FC lightweight tournament winner (2013)
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (One time)

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
25 matches18 wins6 losses
By knockout80
By submission11
By decision95
Draws1
Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss18–6–1Mike De La TorreDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal000000002015-11-28-0000November 28, 201535:00Seoul, South Korea
Loss18–5–1Phillipe NoverDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber000000002015-05-16-0000May 16, 201535:00Pasay, PhilippinesFeatherweight debut.
Win18–4–1Kazuki TokudomeDecision (split)The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway000000002014-03-01-0000March 1, 201435:00Macau, SAR, ChinaFight of the Night.
Win17–4–1Takasuke KumeDecision (unanimous)Road FC 13000000002013-10-12-0000October 12, 201335:00Gumi, South KoreaDefended the Road FC Lightweight Championship.
Win16–4–1Takasuke KumeDecision (unanimous)Road FC 11000000002013-04-13-0000April 13, 201345:00Seoul, South KoreaWon the Road FC Lightweight Championship.
Win15–4–1Vuyisile ColossaDecision (split)Road FC 10000000002012-11-24-0000November 24, 201235:00Busan, South KoreaRoad FC Lightweight tournament semifinal.
Win14–4–1Masahiro ToryuKO (punches)Road FC 9 - Beatdown000000002012-09-15-0000September 15, 201211:32Wonju, South KoreaRoad FC Lightweight tournament quarterfinal.
Loss13–4–1Jadamba NarantungalagSubmission (guillotine choke)Legend FC - Legend Fighting Championship 8000000002012-03-30-0000March 30, 201220:58Hong Kong, SAR, ChinaFor the Legend FC Lightweight Championship.
Win13–3–1Vuyisile ColossaDecision (unanimous)Road FC 5 - Night of Champions000000002011-12-03-0000December 3, 201135:00Seoul, South Korea
Win12–3–1Tomoyoshi IwamiyaDecision (unanimous)Road FC 4 - Young Guns000000002011-10-03-0000October 3, 201135:00Seoul, South Korea
Win11–3–1Rob HillTKO (punches)Legend FC - Legend Fighting Championship 5000000002011-07-16-0000July 16, 201121:12Macau, SAR, China
Loss10–3–1Adrian PangDecision (split)Legend FC - Legend Fighting Championship 4000000002011-01-27-0000January 27, 201135:00Hong Kong, SAR, China
Win10–2–1Kota OkazawaKO (punch)Road FC 1 - The Resurrection of Champions000000002010-10-23-0000October 23, 201014:00Seoul, South Korea
Draw9–2–1Adrian PangDrawLegend FC - Legend Fighting Championship 1000000002010-01-11-0000January 11, 201035:00Hong Kong, SAR, China
Win9–2Hacran DiasDecision (unanimous)M-1 Challenge 17: Korea000000002009-07-04-0000July 4, 200935:00Seoul, South Korea
Loss8–2Dave JansenDecision (unanimous)M-1 Challenge 14: Japan000000002009-04-29-0000April 29, 200925:00Tokyo, Japan
Loss8–1Mikhail MalyutinDecision (majority)M-1 Challenge 9: Russia000000002008-11-21-0000November 21, 200825:00Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win8–0Se Young KimTKO (punches)Spirit MC 18 - The Champion000000002008-08-31-0000August 31, 200810:52Seoul, South Korea
Win7–0Woo Sung YuTKO (punches)Spirit MC 10 - Welterweight GP Final000000002006-11-04-0000November 4, 200620:22Seoul, South KoreaWon the Spirit MC Welterweight (-70kg) Championship.
Win6–0Haeng Ki KimSubmission (rear-naked choke)Spirit MC 10 - Welterweight GP Final000000002006-11-04-0000November 4, 200621:55Seoul, South Korea
Win5–0Yeong Gwang ChoiDecision (majority)Spirit MC 9 - Welterweight GP Opening000000002006-10-08-0000October 8, 200635:00Seoul, South Korea
Win4–0Chung-Il JeonDecision (unanimous)Spirit MC 8 - Only One000000002006-04-22-0000April 22, 200635:00Seoul, South Korea
Win3–0Yeong Gwang ChoiTKO (punches)Spirit MC 8 - Only One000000002006-04-22-0000April 22, 200610:23Seoul, South Korea
Win2–0Duk Young JangTKO (punches)Spirit MC - Interleague 3000000002006-02-11-0000February 11, 200611:33Seoul, South Korea
Win1–0Seong Yeop JunKO (punch)Spirit MC - Interleague 3000000002006-02-11-0000February 11, 200612:32Seoul, South Korea
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