Kang Kyung-Ho on February 22, 2013.
|Born||September 9, 1987|
Busan, South Korea
|Other names||Mr. Perfect |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)|
|Division||Bantamweight (2011–present) |
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Style||Ssireum, BJJ, Taekwondo|
|Fighting out of||Busan, South Korea|
|Team||Busan Team M.A.D.|
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Revised Romanization||Gang Gyeong-ho|
Road Fighting Championship
In the semifinal on June 16, 2012 at Road FC 8, Kang faced Jae Hoon Moon. He won via submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round. On the same day, Kang faced Andrew Leone in the final. Once again Kang won via submission due to a rear-naked choke in round two and was crowned the first-ever Road FC bantamweight champion.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Kang was expected to face Alex Caceres on November 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le. However, Kang was removed from the event due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Motonobu Tezuka.
Kang/Caceres finally took place on March 3, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann. Caceres originally won the fight via split decision, but the result was later changed to a no contest after Caceres tested positive for marijuana.
Kang put a hold on his career to serve his two year commitment for mandatory South Korean military service. In December 2017 he returned from hiatus to face Guido Cannetti on January 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi. He won the fight via submission in the first round.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- ROAD Fighting Championship
- Spirit Martial Challenge
- Go! Super-Korean season three winner
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||14 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||14–8 (1)||Ricardo Ramos||Decision (split)||UFC 227||August 4, 2018||3||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||14–7 (1)||Guido Cannetti||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi||January 14, 2018||1||4:53||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Win||13–7 (1)||Michinori Tanaka||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson||September 20, 2014||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||12–7 (1)||Shunichi Shimizu||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim||January 4, 2014||3||3:53||Marina Bay, Singapore|
|Loss||11–7 (1)||Chico Camus||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 164||August 31, 2013||3||5:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|NC||11–6 (1)||Alex Caceres||NC (overturned)||UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann||March 3, 2013||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan||Originally a split decision win for Caceres; overturned after he tested positive for marijuana.|
|Win||11–6||Andrew Leone||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Road FC 8: Bitter Rivals||June 16, 2012||2||1:19||Wonju, South Korea||Won the inaugural Road FC Bantamweight Championship. Road FC 2012 Bantamweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||10–6||Jae Hoon Moon||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Road FC 8: Bitter Rivals||June 16, 2012||2||4:27||Wonju, South Korea||Road FC 2012 Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||9–6||Shoko Sato||Submission (armbar)||Road FC 7: Recharged||March 24, 2012||2||2:38||Seoul, South Korea||Road FC 2012 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Loss||8–6||Andrew Leone||Technical Decision||Road FC 6: The Final Four||February 5, 2012||3||5:00||Seoul, South Korea||Kang had one point deducted per round for missing weight.|
|Win||8–5||Min Jung Song||Submission (armbar)||Road FC 5: Night of Champions||December 3, 2011||1||4:55||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||7–5||Kil Woo Lee||TKO (corner stoppage)||Road FC 3: Explosion||July 24, 2011||1||0:52||Seoul, South Korea||Bantamweight debut.|
|Loss||6–5||Bae Young Kwon||Submission (triangle armbar)||Road FC 2: Alive||April 16, 2011||1||4:05||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||6–4||Kazutoshi Fujita||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Grachan 5||November 7, 2010||1||2:10||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||5–4||Munehiro Kin||DQ (knee to downed opponent)||Gladiator 11: G–1||October 9, 2010||1||4:56||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–3||Makoto Kamaya||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOF: The Beginning of Legend||April 24, 2010||3||4:19||Jinju, South Korea|
|Loss||4–3||Shigeki Osawa||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 12||March 7, 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||4–2||Atsushi Yamamoto||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: Fan Thanksgiving Festival 2||November 10, 2009||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Catchweight (63 kg) bout.|
|Win||4–1||Ning Guangyou||Submission (triangle choke)||AOW 13: Rising Force||July 18, 2009||1||7:34||Beijing, China||Featherweight debut.|
|Win||3–1||Nam Sun Kim||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Spirit MC 17: All In||June 29, 2008||1||4:08||Seoul, South Korea|
|Loss||2–1||Kwang Hee Lee||KO (soccer kicks)||Spirit MC 14: Karma||October 14, 2007||1||2:45||Seoul, South Korea||For the Spirit MC Welterweight (155 lbs) Championship.|
|Win||2–0||Duk Young Jang||Submission (triangle choke)||Spirit MC 13: Heavyweight GP Final||October 14, 2007||1||2:45||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||1–0||Jae Hyun So||Decision (unanimous)||Spirit MC 11: Invasion||April 22, 2007||2||5:00||Seoul, South Korea||Lightweight debut.|
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