'Stun Gun' Kim Dong-hyun participates in second series of Netflix survival show 'Physical: 100'

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : February 22, 2024, 14:31 Updated : May 28, 2024, 14:45
Courtesy of Netflix
[Courtesy of Netflix]

SEOUL -- Kim Dong-hyun, a South Korean UFC fighter better known by his ring name "Stun Gun," will appear in the second series of Physical: 100, a Netflix reality show featuring physically fit contestants engaging in games and competitions. The first season, released in January 2023, has topped Netflix's weekly non-English TV show chart and made it into the top 10 lists in 82 countries.

Stun Gun is a legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter with the highest number of wins among South Korean fighters. After making his UFC debut in 2008, he secured the seventh position in the welterweight division, which groups athletes between 70 kilograms (154.3 pounds) and 77 kilograms. Following his last match against American fighter Colby Covington in June 2017, Kim Dong-hyun has appeared in many variety shows and gained popularity by showcasing his humorous persona.

Netflix said "Physical: 100 Season 2" will be released on March 19. 100 contestants, including Stun Gun, will compete to win the contest. The participants come from many different professions, such as athletes, FBI members, actors, singers, police officers, and military personnel. Popular athletes include two Athens Olympics champions -- Judo gold medalist Lee Won-hee and wrestling champion Anthony Jung.

The competition will take place against the backdrop of a massive underground mine. "In Physical: 100 Season 2-Underground, the stakes are even higher, the challenges are even harder, and the arena - a massive mine - is even more extensive," Netflix said in a statement on February 21. "But much will still be familiar: Like before, a group of 100 diverse contestants of all ages, gender identities, and fitness backgrounds will compete in various quests to determine who has the 'ideal physique.'"

In the first season, 100 members were tested through matches such as pulling a 1.5-ton boat with team members and enduring the pressure of a heavy ball weighing 100 kilograms. Yoshihiro Akiyama, a UFC fighter also known by his Korean name "Choo Sung-hoon," took part in the first season. The 48-year-old became popular in South Korea by appearing in a reality show with his daughter.
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