Nadia Kassem tried to take a cheeky swipe at Ji-Yeon Kim but was dropped with one single punch
UFC 243 saw Nadia Kassem fight in her backyard as she took on Ji-Yeon Kim in Australia.
The 24-year-old Kassem had a record of 5-1 in MMA and had fought all her bouts in Australia.
This would have been the perfect chance to bounce back from a loss to Montana De La Rose at UFC 234, but things didn’t go her way.
Kassem also tried to cheap trick early on by faking a glove touch with her opponent. As the South Korean fell for that, the Australian kicked her opponent but it didn’t cause much harm.
Ji-Yeon, who was the more experienced fighter in the Octagon, then floored Kassem with one punch.
Nadia Kassem fakes a glove touch and immediately gets dropped by Ji Yeon Kim pic.twitter.com/8WAuxr9v4r
— KRAKEN🐙 (@SinktheKraken) February 18, 2020
Karma must have been smiling as Kassem’s move early on was a little unsporting. However, the Australian got back up quickly and continued her fight.
Ji-Yeon ends up winning the clash
The South Korean used all her experience to pick up the win in the second round. The match was stopped after some punches to Kassem’s body, and this was the last fight for both in the UFC.
Kassem and Ji-Yeon haven’t fought since, and it will be interesting to see when they are back in action.
At 4:59 of round 2!
— UFC (@ufc) October 5, 2019
Many fans also called out Kassem after the fight and didn’t like her fake glove touch early in the clash.
Real fake glove touch karma.
— Max Bartrip (@Maxthekillbot) October 5, 2019
That what you get for that glove touch sucker punch at the beginning.
— mike (@mike95174595) October 5, 2019
I seen Kassem’s last fight, looked like she didn’t belong. Same here, she tried some touch gloves kick bullshit in the beginning and got smoked. She got outclassed, and outworked, she doesn’t belong. Hats off to fire fist and that poker face. Can’t wait to watch her dec in Busan
— Rj Ferreira (@RjBeastMode) October 5, 2019
My god she took a beating 😱
— family guy (@familyg54519666) October 6, 2019
That’s what you get for that fake glove touch lol
— Beard3dViking (@Beard3dV) October 5, 2019
— Eagles 🦅 2021 superbowl champs 🏆🏆 (@Vlone302) October 5, 2019
The UFC has seem some different tactics taken up by their stars, but it is safe to say Kassem might not be thinking of repeating the fake glove touch again.
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