Kyung Ho Kang has signed a new UFC contract. The Korean bantamweight has been on the roster since 2012 and has agreed to extend his decade long stint competing inside the octagon.
It sounds like ‘Mr Perfect’ might have another fight booked too. He posted a photo of himself signing the contract on Instagram along with a caption that reads,
“I have re-signed with UFC. Stay tuned for news on the upcoming matches.”
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Among the people congratulating Kang in the comments are The Korean Zombie and Seo Hee Ham. The 34 year old is clearly very popular with his fellow fighters in Korea.
Kang is coming off an impressive decision win over Danna Batgerel at UFC Singapore. He got the nod after three closely contested rounds with the rising Mongolian star.
He is a veteran of 11 UFC fights and has won seven of them. He would have featured much more regularly in the octagon had he not missed over three years due to military service in Korea.
Since returning to competitive action in 2018 he has won five fights out of seven but is currently unranked. Kang has never been stopped in the octagon and was the Road FC bantamweight champion when he signed with the UFC.
HUGE start to the 3rd for Kyung Ho Kang 💥
— UFC (@ufc) November 21, 2021
He has been on the UFC roster longer than any Asian fighter apart from the Korean Zombie, who made his debut in 2011. Kang has never lost two fights in a row and had always held his own at bantamweight without coming close to a title shot.
Having signed a new contract he will be hoping to put in the sort of winning run that will earn him a spot in the top 15 and allow him to work his way up the rankings. Kang’s last disclosed purse was in 2019 when he earned $44,000 USD for beating Brandon Davis at UFC 241.
Kang is likely to have earned considerably more for his win over Batgerel at UFC Singapore although the purses for that event were not disclosed. The Korean looks set for several more paydays after extending his contract and fans will be eager to find out who he will be fighting next.