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"Mr. Perfect"


Kyung Ho Kang

Kyung Ho "Mr. Perfect" Kang
  • Given Name: 강경호, Kang Kyung Ho
  • Professional MMA Record: 12-7-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Mr. Perfect
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1987.09.09
  • Last Fight: January 04, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Busan Team MAD
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $8,000 USD
  • Born: South Korea
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  The UG  |
  • 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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Michinori Tanaka
UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg
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
Ref: Steve Perceval
UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
Odds: -300 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
#20 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Chico Camus
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
Odds: -240 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
No Contest | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Alex Caceres
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg
Odds: -115 Near Even | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Alex Caceres UFC on FUEL TV 6 2012.11.10
Reason: Kang Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
0:00 Round 2 of 3, 5:00 Total
Andrew Leone
Road FC 8: Bitter Rivals
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 135 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
0:00 Round 3 of 3, 10:00 Total
Jae Hoon Moon
Road FC 8: Bitter Rivals
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 135 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:38 Round 2 of 3, 7:38 Total
Shoko Sato
Road FC 7: Recharged
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 135 lbs
Loss | Decision
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Andrew Leone
Road FC 6: The Final Four
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 135 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:55 Round 1 of 3
Min Jong Song
Road FC 5: Night of Champions
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
0:52 Round 1 of 3
Kil Woo Lee
Road FC 3: Explosion
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:05 Round 1 of 3
Bae Young Kwon
Road FC 2: Alive
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
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
KOF - The Beginning of Legend
Main Card
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Shigeki Osawa
Ref: Samio Kimura
Sengoku 12
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg
Odds: +230 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Atsushi Yamamoto DEEP 2009.11.10
Win | Submission | Choke Guangyou Ning AOW 13 2009.07.18
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Nam Sun Kim Spirit MC 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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