Tae Hyun Bang

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Tae Hyun Bang
Born (1983-04-15) April 15, 1983 (age 35)
South Korea
Other namesThe Supernatural
The Korean Cowboy
NationalitySouth Korean[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Lightweight
Reach71.0
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofSeoul, South Korea
TeamKorean Top Team
Years active2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total28
Wins18
By knockout9
By decision9
Losses10
By submission3
By decision7
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Korean name
Hangul방태현
Hanja[2]
Revised RomanizationBang Taehyeon
McCune–ReischauerPang Taehyŏn

Tae Hyun Bang (born April 15, 1983) is a South Korean mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2004, he has also competed for World Victory Road and DEEP in Japan. He is the former DEEP Lightweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Bang made his promotional debut against Mairbek Taisumov on January 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 34.[3] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[4]

Bang faced Kajan Johnson on June 14, 2014, at UFC 174.[5] Bang won the fight via knockout and won both Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonuses.[6][7]

Bang next faced Jon Tuck on May 16, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 66.[8] Bang lost the fight via submission in the first round.[9]

Bang faced Leo Kuntz on November 28, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 79.[10] He won the fight via split decision.[11]

Bang next faced Nick Hein on September 3, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 93.[12] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Bang was released from the UFC on October 2017.[14]

Fight fixing[edit]

On November 24, 2017, at the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea, Tae Hyun Bang was sentenced to 10 months in prison, along with the three "brokers" who set up the plot, for accepting bribes in connection to throw his fight against Leo Kuntz at UFC Fight Night 79 for US$92,160, where he bet half of the prize money on Kuntz. UFC officials warned both fighters of potential fight fixing when they noticed a big odd shift in the betting lines leading into the event. Bang abandoned his plan and went on to win the fight where it was reported mafia members issued death threats on Bang for they had bet US$1.7 million in favour on Kuntz to win.[15]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–10 Nick Hein Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett September 3, 2016 3 5:00 Hamburg, Germany
Win 18–9 Leo Kuntz Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal November 28, 2015 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 17–9 Jon Tuck Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber May 16, 2015 1 3:56 Pasay, Philippines
Win 17–8 Kajan Johnson KO (punch) UFC 174 June 14, 2014 3 2:01 Vancouver, Canada Performance of the Night. Fight of the Night.
Loss 16–8 Mairbek Taisumov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim January 4, 2014 3 5:00 Marina Bay, Singapore
Win 16–7 Joo Dong Hwang TKO (punches) Top FC: Original June 29, 2013 2 0:00 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 15–7 Daisuke Hanazawa Submission (rear-naked choke) Road FC 1: The Resurrection of Champions October 23, 2010 1 2:54 Seoul, South Korea
Win 15–6 Cameron Silva TKO (punches) M-1 Selection 2010: Asia Finals July 3, 2010 1 3:02 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 14–6 Jorge Masvidal Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6 November 1, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 14–5 Takanori Gomi Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4 August 24, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 14–4 Kazunori Yokota KO (punches) DEEP 35: Impact May 19, 2008 1 3:38 Tokyo, Japan Won the DEEP Lightweight Championship.
Win 13–4 Luiz Andrade I Decision (unanimous) DEEP: clubDEEP Tokyo March 29, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–4 Jutaro Nakao TKO (punches) DEEP 33: Impact December 12, 2007 2 1:15 Tokyo, Japan Catchweight (76 kg) bout.
Win 11–4 Yoshihiro Tomioka Decision (unanimous) DEEP 32: Impact October 9, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–4 Naoki Matsushita Decision (unanimous) DEEP: CMA Festival 2 July 23, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9–4 Seichi Ikemoto Decision (unanimous) DEEP 30: Impact July 8, 2007 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan Welterweight bout.
Loss 9–3 Jong Man Kim Decision (unanimous) NF: Neo Fight 11 April 14, 2007 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 9–2 Malik Marai Decision (unanimous) NF: Neo Fight 11 April 14, 2007 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 8–2 Soon Myung Yoon Decision (unanimous) NF: Neo Fight 8 August 15, 2006 3 5:00 Busan, South Korea
Win 7–2 Kyung Yang KO (flying knee) NF: Neo Fight 6, Day 2 October 3, 2005 2 0:34 North Chungcheong, South Korea
Win 6–2 Jang Hoon Sung Decision (unanimous) NF: Neo Fight 6, Day 2 October 3, 2005 3 5:00 North Chungcheong, South Korea Lightweight debut.
Win 5–2 Luis Charneski TKO (punches) G5: Gimme Five January 15, 2005 1 2:32 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 4–2 Jeong Ho Lee Submission (armbar) G5: Yungjin Pharm Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinals December 6, 2004 1 1:42 Seoul, South Korea
Win 4–1 Hae Won Kim Decision (unanimous) G5: Yungjin Pharm Middleweight Tournament Second Round November 26, 2004 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 3–1 Sung Chu Kim KO (punches) G5: Yungjin Pharm Middleweight Tournament Opening Round November 12, 2004 1 0:47 Seoul, South Korea
Win 2–1 Kwang Sik Min TKO (doctor stoppage) G5: Gimme Five October 16, 2004 2 1:25 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 1–1 Myung Kyo Jung Decision (unanimous) G5: Motorola Middleweight Tournament Opening Round August 20, 2004 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 1–0 Chang Min Oh Decision (unanimous) G5: Gimme Five July 17, 2004 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tae Hyun Bang". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "UFC韩国赛前瞻:中国双星登场 亨德森VS豪尔". Sina Sports. 2015-11-26. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  3. ^ "Tae Hyun Bang vs. Mairbek Taisumov added to UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "UFC Fight Night 34 results: Mairbek Taisumov dominates Tae Hyun Bang in UFC debut". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Staff (2014-04-11). "Tae Hyun Bang vs. Kajan Johnson set for UFC 174 in Vancouver". combatsportsasia.com. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  6. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-06-14). "UFC 174 results, photos: Tae Hyun Bang gets one-punch KO of Kajan Johnson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  7. ^ Staff (2014-06-15). "UFC 174 bonuses: Tae Hyun Bang gets $100K, Kajan Johnson, Kiichi Kunimoto $50K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15.
  8. ^ Staff (2015-02-11). "UFC Fight Night 66 in Philippines adds five fights, including Tae Hyun Bang-Jon Tuck". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-11.
  9. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-05-16). "UFC Fight Night 66 results: Jon Tuck masterfully taps out Tae Hyun Bang in first". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-16.
  10. ^ Staff (2015-09-11). "Collier-Yang, Lim-Zaleski, Bang-Kuntz booked for UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-11.
  11. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-11-28). "UFC Fight Night 79 results: Despite odd lines, Tae Hyun Bang tops Leo Kuntz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  12. ^ Staff (2016-06-08). "Nick Hein gets home bout in Germany, meets Tae Hyun Bang at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  13. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-09-03). "UFC Fight Night 93 results: Nick Hein gives home German fans thrill with win over Tae Hyun Bang". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  14. ^ "Comprehensive list of current UFC fighters". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
  15. ^ "Report: Tae Hyun Bang sentenced to 10-month prison term for fight-fixing scheme at UFC Fight Night 79". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-24. Retrieved 2017-11-28.

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