Kyung Ho Kang
Mr. Perfect

South Korea

Strong run continues
BantamweightUFC
August 17, 2019
Kang defeated Brandon Davis via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 241 on Saturday in Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
It was an efficient performance across the board for Kang. He landed 69 percent (124 of 179) of his total strikes and three-of-six takedown attempts. With the fight likely tied at 18 heading into the third and final frame, Kang leaned on his wrestling game to secure a pair of takedowns to pick up the win. His inability to properly defend leg kicks from Davis is something he will have to work on in his next training camp, but Kang deserved to win this fight. "Mr. Perfect" has quietly posted a 5-1 record in his last six bouts.
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Added to 241 undercard
BantamweightUFC
August 11, 2019
Kang will take on Brandon Davis in a bantamweight matchup at UFC 241 on Aug. 17, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Kang had a rough start to his time with the UFC, but has now won four of his last five fights. That stretch includes three finishes by submission and one Fight of the Night award. He'll enter as the betting favorite against Davis, who is 2-3 with the company but showed off his grappling with a victory over Randy Costa at UFC 236. Davis actually holds the edge in striking volume, but has gotten hit significantly more than Kang. The wrestling edge appears to lie with Kang, as he's accumulated 2.36 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time in the UFC.
Comes out on top of power striking battle
BantamweightUFC
February 9, 2019
Kang defeated Teruto Ishihara via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:59 of Round 1 at UFC 234 on Saturday in Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Kang and Ishihara went to war in this fight. They both opened up and threw hard strikes. Kang appeared to be getting the better of it, but Ishihara landed a hard shot that dropped Kang to the ground. From there, he got back to his feet and went back to work. He started to land hard strikes against the cage and scored a takedown. He then transitioned to the back and finished with the rear-naked choke. Kang has been fighting in the UFC since 2013, and he has now gone 4-2 in the promotion. This was likely his most impressive showing to date.
Nearly pulls the upset at UFC 227
BantamweightUFC
August 4, 2018
Kang lost to Ricardo Ramos via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 227 on Saturday in Los Angeles.
ANALYSIS
Kang returned from a long layoff earlier this year and picked up a quick submission victory. He nearly pulled the upset here, but in the end the judges awarded the decision to Ramos. Kang did not have the striking advantage, but his reach seemed to close the gap. Kang has now gone 3-2 in the UFC since making his promotional debut in 2013.
Returns from hiatus with first-round submission win
BantamweightUFC
January 14, 2018
Kang defeated Guido Cannetti via submission (triangle choke) at 4:53 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in St. Louis.
ANALYSIS
Kang was struggling in this fight. Cannetti came out landing hard power shots and was controlling the standing exchanges. Late in the round, Kang scored a takedown with a slick throw. From there he moved into the mount. Cannetti tried to sweep but got caught in a triangle choke. He lifted Kang for the slam, but the choke was too tight. Cannetti nearly made the final bell but had to tap. Kang returned to the UFC for the first time since 2014, and while he looked rusty, he scored the win.