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"Mr. Perfect"

13-7-0

Kyung Ho Kang

Kyung Ho "Mr. Perfect" Kang
  • Given Name: 강경호, Kang Kyung Ho
  • Professional MMA Record: 13-7-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Mr. Perfect
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 27 | Date of Birth: 1987.09.09
  • Last Fight: September 20, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Busan Team MAD
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $58,000 USD
  • Born: South Korea
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: South Korea
  • Personal Pages: Facebook

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Kyung Ho Kang is a Korean bantamweight fighter currently signed by the UFC. He is a Korean BJJ Association champion. His hero is fellow UFC fighter, Dong Hyun Kim whom Kang now trains with at Busan Team M.A.D. He has also fought in Spirit MC, DEEP, Sengoku, and Road FC where he was the first bantamweight champion. He holds notable victories over Makoto Kamaya and Shoko Sato. Of his twelve professional wins, eleven have been finishes including nine submissions. 

Kang started his career as an amateur on season three of "Go! Super Korean" which is Korea's equivalent of The Ultimate Fighter. Kang won the show and earned a contract with Spirit MC where he would make his professional debut and went 3-1. He entered the 2012 Road FC bantamweight tournament. Kang fought Andrew Leone in the opening round but failed to make weight and was docked a 3 point handicap going into the bout. He would lose the fight by decision despite dominating Leone. Kang would get another shot in the tournament however when another fighter bowed out due to injury. He defeated Shoko Sato and Jae Hoon Moon both by submission to meet Leone in the finals. This time, he submitted Leone to become Road FC's first bantamweight champion.

Kang was picked up by the UFC in late 2012 and made his UFC debut against Alex Caceres at UFC on Fuel TV 8. He repeatedly took Caceres down in the first 2 rounds but gassed in the 3rd and allowed Caceres to mount a comeback. Kang would lose by a controversial split decision. However, the bout would be turned into a no contest when Caceres failed a drug test. He would take on Chico Camus at UFC 164, but would again fall to a decision loss. He met Shunichi Shimizu at UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore and would pick up a submission win with just over a minute left in the last round. There was controversy in the first round when Kang was deducted two points without a warning for illegal elbows.

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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Michinori Tanaka
12-7-0 10-0-0

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2014.09.20
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs | Referee: Jerin Valel | Walkout Music: MC Sniper - Better Than Yesterday
#30 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC Fight Night 52 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Chris Holdsworth UFC 173 2014.05.24
Reason: Kang Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
3:53 Round 3 of 3, 13:53 Total

Shunichi Shimizu
11-7-0 28-8-10

UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.01.04
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Perceval
#47 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Chico Camus
11-6-0 12-4-0

UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.08.31
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne
No Contest | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Alex Caceres
11-6-0 8-5-0

UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2013.03.02
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Alex Caceres UFC on FUEL TV 6 2012.11.10
Reason: Kang Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
1:19 Round 2 of 3, 6:19 Total

Andrew Leone
9-6-0 4-1-0

Road FC 8: Bitter Rivals
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 136 lbs

2012.06.16
Win | Submission | Choke
4:27 Round 3 of 3, 14:27 Total

Je Hoon Moon
9-6-0 4-3-0

Road FC 8: Bitter Rivals
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 136 lbs

2012.06.16
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:38 Round 2 of 3, 7:38 Total

Shoko Sato
8-6-0 17-9-2

Road FC 7: Recharged
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 136 lbs

2012.03.24
Loss | Decision
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Andrew Leone
8-5-0 2-1-0

Road FC 6: The Final Four
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 136 lbs

2012.02.05
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:55 Round 1 of 3

Min Jong Song
7-5-0 3-2-0

Road FC 5: Night of Champions
Main Card | Bantamweight | 136 lbs

2011.12.03
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
0:52 Round 1 of 3

Kil Woo Lee
6-5-0 1-3-0

Road FC 3: Explosion
Main Card | Bantamweight | 136 lbs

2011.07.24
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:05 Round 1 of 3

Bae Yong Kwon
6-4-0 4-2-0

Road FC 2: Alive
Main Card | Featherweight | 144 lbs

2011.04.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Kazutoshi Fujita

GRACHAN

2010.11.07
Loss | Disqualificaton

Munehiro Kin

GLADIATOR

2010.10.09
Cancelled Bout Ikuo Usuda Sengoku 13 2010.06.20
Reason: Kang Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:19 Round 3 of 3, 14:19 Total

Makoto Kamaya
4-3-0 13-9-1

KOF - The Beginning of Legend
Main Card

2010.04.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Shigeki Osawa
4-2-0 4-1-0

Sengoku 12
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2010.03.07
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs | Referee: Samio Kimura
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Atsushi Yamamoto
4-1-0 12-6-3

Deep: Fan Thanksgiving Festival 2
Main Card | Catchweight | 63 kg

2009.11.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Guangyou Ning

China Regional

2009.07.18
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
4:08 Round 1 of 2

Nam Sun Kim
2-1-0 5-1-0

Spirit MC 17: All In
Main Card | Welterweight | 154 lbs

2008.06.29
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks

Kwang Hee Lee

Spirit MC

2008.01.20
Win | Submission | Choke

Duk Young Jang

Spirit MC

2007.10.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jae Hyun So

Spirit MC

2007.04.22

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