Kyung Ho Kang’s upcoming fight has been pushed forwards a week but will not be part of a pay per view card. He rescheduled bantamweight bout with John Castañeda is now set for UFC 295 on November 11th.
The two men had originally been scheduled to fight at UFC Vegas 84 which was set for the Apex Centre on November 18th. It isn’t clear why the bout has been moved but it means they will be facing off in front of a much bigger audience.
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.
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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.
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This looks set to be one of the biggest cards of the year because it is headlined by Jon Jones (27-1-0-1). Despite a history of failed drug tests and domestic violence arrests he remains one of the best pound for pound fighters on the planet and holds the UFC heavyweight title.
Jones will be defending the belt against former champion Stipe Miocic (20-4). He will be a strong favourite against a 41 year old who has not won a fight in three years.
Miocic was last seen losing to Francis Ngannnou who was able to secure a boxing match with Tyson Fury after walking away from the UFC. The two men are set to face off in Saudi Arabia on October 28th.