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Video: New UFC female signee Ji Yeon Kim hard spars with three men, gets chin checked a few times

This is old school. South Korean female bantamweight Ji Yeon Kim may be our new favorite UFC fighter. When not getting a fight with Holly Holm, the unbeaten 6-0 Kim can be found training at her gym.

A member of the So-Missions Jiu Jitsu fight team, Kim is not only doing cardio and ground work but she is improving her stand-up in the best way possible; having her chin repeatedly punched on by larger male teammates. These no-holds-barred vintage training methods would make members of Chute Boxe and Team Hammer House slow-clap in approval. Watch Ji Yeon Kim hard spar with three male teammates and eat some punches that would drop most of her male 135-pound counterparts.

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Tommy Messano is a writer residing in Gilbert, Arizona who is best known for his work as a Mixed Martial Arts journalist. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including Sherdog.com, MiddleEasy.com, ESPN.com, the abandoned WCL.com as well as his own site, ULTMMA.com (R.I.P).

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