UFC 148: 5 Fights for Dong Hyun Kim to Take Next

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UFC 148: 5 Fights for Dong Hyun Kim to Take Next
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Dong Hyun Kim (right) needs to get back to his winning ways.

It seems like only a few months ago that Dong Hyun Kim was considered a legitimate welterweight contender. 

He had freakish strength for the division, and his opponents could not handle his flawless blend of Judo, accurate striking and superior ground control.

Kim was on the brink of title contention...until Carlos Condit kneed him in the face.

After suffering a brutal loss to the now-interim champion, Kim rebounded nicely with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Sean Pierson at UFC 141. 

When he was offered a bout against Demian Maia, a former title challenger at middleweight, many thought Kim would make the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizard's welterweight debut a losing effort. 

As fate would have it, Kim instead suffered a disappointing loss after injuring a rib while being taken down by Maia early in the first round. Maia sensed his opponent's injury and stood up, signaling an anti-climatic ending to a bout with a ton of potential. 

Kim needs a win in his next outing, and here are five great matchups to get the South Korean standout back on track. 

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