Dong Hyun Kim (21-3-1-1) was set to face Neil Magny (18-4) at UFC 202 but has been forced off the card due to an injury. Magny has been on an absolute tear lately, coming off an incredible comeback victory over Hector Lombard that extended his win streak to three. His last loss was against top welterweight Demian Maia, but before that was on a seven-fight win streak. Magny is looking to get a top opponent in the division in order to get his name in talks for a possible title contention.

Dong Hyun Kim was also looking for a top opponent, currently on a 2-fight winning streak with back-to-back stoppage wins. Kim has been in the UFC dating back to May of 2008, making his debut at UFC 84. Kim has gone 6-1 in his last seven bouts, and with a win over Magny could have put his name but in the mix of the welterweight division, making this injury a huge setback for him.

With Dong Hyun Kim out of the bout, the UFC is now looking for a replacement to step in and fight Magny.

There is currently no statement from the UFC on what the injury was that forced Kim off the card as well as a date for when the “Stun Gun” can return to action.

UFC 202 takes place on August 22nd at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by the highly anticipated rematch between Conor Mcgregor and Nate Diaz. The card is beginning to fill out nicely, with Anthony Johnson vs Glover Texeira, Donald Cerrone vs Rick Story, Carlos Condit vs Demian Maia, and Cody Garbrandt vs Takeya Mizugaki announced recently.

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Jake Schneider is a student at the University of Rhode Island who is currently looking to pursue a double major in Communications and Journalism. He is an MMA fanatic who has been following the sport for years. He began to share his wealth of knowledge and opinions on the sport to many of his family members and friends as well as various MMA forums online. His love and passion for the sport has been able to make many people that are a part of his life fans of mixed martial arts as well. His insight of the sport both inside and outside of the cage is what makes his analysis on fights and individual fighters so well informed.