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Welterweights Dong Hyun Kim, Josh Burkman to Lock Horns at UFC 187 on May 23rd

Dong Hyun Kim will square off against Josh Burkman in a welterweight clash at UFC 187.

Promotion officials recently revealed the pairing. UFC 187 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 23 and features a pair of title bouts, as Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight strap against Anthony Johnson and Chris Weidman puts his middleweight belt on the line against Vitor Belfort.

The 33-year-old Kim returns to the Octagon for the first time since August, when he suffered a first-round technical knockout loss to Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night “Bisping vs. Le.” That setback halted a four-bout win streak for “Stun Gun,” who is 10-3 in his Octagon tenure and owns victories over the likes of Matt Brown, T.J. Grant, Nate Diaz and Erick Silva.

After more than a six-year hiatus, Burkman returned to the Las Vegas-based promotion on Jan. 3, dropping a unanimous verdict to Hector Lombard at UFC 182. A five-time World Series of Fighting veteran, Burkman has won nine of his last 12 bouts since initially parting ways with the UFC in 2008.

via Welterweights Dong Hyun Kim, Josh Burkman to Lock Horns at UFC 187.