Kyung Ho Kang will be back in action at UFC Vegas 84. The experienced Korean has been matched with John Castañeda in a bantamweight bout that is set for the Apex Centre on November 18th.
Kang (19-9-0-1) has been on the UFC roster since 2013. He missed three years due to military service but has won six fights out of eight since making his comeback.
The 35 year old is coming off back to back wins. In his most recent outing Kang finished Cristian Quiñonez with a rear naked choke at UFC Vegas 75.
🔟 Years Strong! 💪
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Castaneda (20-6) has three wins and two losses from his five UFC fights. He is coming off a decision win over ONE Championship veteran Muin Gafurov.
Both men were champions in their respective regions before signing with the UFC. Kang held the Road FC bantamweight title while Castañeda won the equivalent belt with Combate Americas.
Spoiling the debut!
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Best of the rest
There are currently two lightweight fights on the UFC Vegas 84 card. Darrius Flowers (12-6-1) has been matched with Ottman Azaitar (13-2).
Flowers is a Dana White’s Contender Series alumni who will be looking for his first ever UFC win. Meanwhile Germany based Moroccan Ottman Azaitar will potentially be fighting for his promotional future coming off two first round stoppage losses.
Meanwhile Jordan Leavitt (11-2) takes on Chase Hooper (12-3-1). Both men have alternated between wins and losses throughout their UFC careers but the latter has been on the roster for much longer.