Kim (22-3-1, 1 NC) heads the bout coming off a trio of wins over Tarec Saffiedine, Dominic Waters, and Josh Burkman. “Stun Gun’s" only loss over the last seven fights was a 2014 stumble at the hands of current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Covington (11-1), meanwhile, rides into the bout having unsuccessfully lobbied for a fight against former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Like Kim, Covington is also looking for his fourth straight UFC victory after going 3-0 in 2016 with victories over Bryan Barberena, Max Griffin, and Jonathan Meunier. Overall, the American Top Team talent is 6-1 in the UFC with four stoppage wins.
UFC Fight Night 111 takes place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The card is set to stream live on UFC Fight Pass. The UFC has yet to announce which fight will headline the event.