UFC FIGHT NIGHT – 09/23/2017: Gomi’s last fight in the UFC?

Takanori Gomi

Takanori Gomi, who is currently on a four-fight losing streak will take on Dong Hyun Kim from Korea in the UFC Fight Night Japan.

Needless to say, not the “Stun Gun” Kim, its the “Maestro” Kim.

Kim is 28 years old. Four inches taller than Gomi at 5 feet 11 inches. “Maestro” is now 1-2 in the Octagon.

Its bit different from fighting guys like Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller but the other way to see this fight is, if you can’t produce a good result or, at least, good performance in this fight, then maybe its time to go for Gomi.

Prior to his last fight in Singapore, Gomi did say, “I am thinking about making this fight a last one.”

He meant the last fight outside Japan and since UFC is doing only doing event in Japan like very year and half, this upcoming fight against “Maestro” Kim well could be Gomi’s last fight in the Octagon.

Besides, Kim lost to guys like Shigetoshi Iwase and Yoshikazu Watanabe in DEEP. He also took a loss to Kuniyoshi Hironaka in VTJ.

If Gomi gets beat by Kim in a similar manner as he did in last four fights, in front of the Japanese fans, then there Is no way he should be fighting in the UFC. Maybe he shouldn’t be fighting at all.

Gomi was once the best in the world and many fans probably prefer to remember him that way.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 *sept 22 in USA
At Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
Doors Open –
Fight Starts –

Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):

Light-heavyweight Bout 5 min / 5R
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Brazil) vs Ovince Saint Preux (USA)

Women’s Strawweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Claudia Gadelha (Brazil) vs Jessica Andrade (Brazil)

Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Jussier Formiga (Brazil) vs Ulka Sasaki (Japan)

Light-heavyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Gokhan Saki (Holland) vs Henrique da Silva (Brazil)

Welterweight Bout 5 min / 3R
K-taro Nakamura (Japan) vs Alex Morono (USA)

Welterweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Shinsho Anzai (Japan) vs Luke Jumeau (New Zealand)

Welterweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Daichi Abe (Japan) vs Hyun-Gyu Lim (Korea)

Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Takanori Gomi (Japan) vs Dong Hyun “Maestro” Kim (Korea)


Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of Bout Review (