Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2007
- Eleven wins by submission (3 triangle, 5 RNC, 2 armbar, arm triangle), two by KO. Has finished last 13 of last 16 wins
- Has won 10 of his last 14 and four of his last five
- Eight first round finishes
- Seven bouts back since returning from two years of military service
UFC 275 (6/11/22) Kang won a three round unanimous decision over Batgerel Danaa
UFC Fight Night (11/20/21) Kang lost a three round unanimous decision to Rani Yahya
UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Kang won a three round split decision over Liu Pingyuan
UFC 241 (8/17/19) Kang won a three round split decision over Brandon Davis
UFC 234 (2/10/19) Kang submitted Teruto Ishihara via rear naked choke at 3:59 of the first round
UFC 227 (8/4/18) Kang lost a three round split decision to Ricardo Ramos
UFC Fight Night (1/14/18) Kang submitted Guido Cannetti via triangle choke at 4:53 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/20/14) Kang won a three round split decision over Michinori Tanaka
UFC Fight Night (1/4/14) Kang submitted Shunichi Shimizu via arm triangle choke at 3:53 of the third round
UFC 164 (8/31/13) Kang lost a three round unanimous decision to Chico Camus
UFC on FUEL TV (3/3/13) Kang’s bout with Alex Caceres was ruled a no contest after Caceres failed a post-fight drug test
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2006. I just wanted to learn jiu-jitsu, so I started as a regular member, but my coach offered to let me participate in an amateur tournament; that's how I started my MMA career.
What ranks and titles have you held? Super Korean Season 3 winner, Korean BJJ Association winner, Road FC Bantamweight Champion.
Do you have any heroes? Dong Hyun Kim is my hero. I consider him as a pioneer of Korean MMA and I want to exceed his achievements.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? After I started training, I set my goal to become the best fighter. And the UFC is a promotion that can provide me with an opportunity to become the best and achieve my goal.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I majored in physical education and physiology in college.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was just an ordinary college student.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won the Super Korean Season 3
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Road FC Bantamweight Champion
Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke, Triangle Choke, and Triangle Armbar.
Favorite Striking technique: I like the right straight and flying knee