Multiple-time BJJ Gold Medalist Kevin Chung grew up playing a number of sports including basketball, tennis, and wrestling. He was a rebellious child, getting in many fights and getting into trouble with teachers and school administrators, but soon settled when he enrolled in college and started training more in martial arts.
The Korean American’s first exposure to the martial arts was taekwondo, and he later added wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu to his arsenal when he was in high school. Training under the esteemed Leo Dalla in Virginia, Chung began competing in jiu-jitsu tournaments, and realized he wanted to test his skills in mixed martial arts as well. After a handful of amateur bouts, he then made his professional debut in 2015 just after turning 22, rattling off four consecutive victories.
Chung became one of the most highly-regarded prospects in the United States, and has spent time at many top American gyms, including with ONE Middleweight & Light Heavyweight World Champion Aung La N Sang at Crazy 88 Jiu-jitsu, to sharpen his skills. With dreams of becoming the ONE Bantamweight World Champion, he made his promotional debut in June 2017, and got of to a great start by winning via TKO.