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Dong Hyun Kim returns to meet Josh Burkman at UFC 187 in May

One of the best welterweights in the UFC is making his return Memorial Day Weekend.

Dong Hyun Kim, a top 10 170-pounder, will take on Josh Burkman at UFC 187 on May 23, the UFC announced Tuesday.

Kim (19-3-1, 1 NC) hasn't fought since last August when he lost by first-round knockout to Tyron Woodley in Macao. Before that, "Stun Gun" had won four straight, including two by spectacular TKO. Kim, 33, is a judo black belt who has remodeled his game over the years and become a devastating knockout artist. His only career losses have come against Carlos Condit, Demian Maia and Woodley.

Burkman (27-10, 1 NC) made his return to the UFC at UFC 182 on Jan. 3 against Hector Lombard. Burkman, 34, lost that fight by unanimous decision, but the result was overturned into a no-contest when Lombard failed a post-fight test for performance-enhancing drugs. Burkman, the former World Series of Fighting welterweight champion, had won four of five in that organization before re-signing with the UFC. He first competed for the promotion from 2005 to 2008.

UFC 187 is headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson. The co-main event is a middleweight title bout between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. Donald Cerrone will also meet Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title eliminator.

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