Tae Hyun Bang
|Tae Hyun Bang|
April 15, 1983|
The Korean Cowboy
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||Seoul, South Korea|
|Team||Korean Top Team|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Revised Romanization||Bang Taehyeon|
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
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Bang was released from the UFC on October 2017.
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.
Championships and accomplishments
- DEEP Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight of the Night (One time)
- Performance of the Night (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||18 wins||10 losses|
|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|
- "Tae Hyun Bang". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 16, 2015.
- "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.
- "Tae Hyun Bang vs. Mairbek Taisumov added to UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- "UFC Fight Night 34 results: Mairbek Taisumov dominates Tae Hyun Bang in UFC debut". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- Staff (2014-04-11). "Tae Hyun Bang vs. Kajan Johnson set for UFC 174 in Vancouver". combatsportsasia.com. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- 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.
- Staff (2014-06-15). "UFC 174 bonuses: Tae Hyun Bang gets $100K, Kajan Johnson, Kiichi Kunimoto $50K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Comprehensive list of current UFC fighters". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
- "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.
- "Tae Hyun Bang". UFC.com.
- Professional MMA record for Tae Hyun Bang from Sherdog
- If Tae Hyun Bang felt lethargic during $100K bonus win, how good can he be? - MMAjunkie.com
- UFC 174 post-fight bonuses: Tae Hyun Bang earns 100k for KO win - bloodyelbow.com
- Tae Hyun Bang at tapology.com
- Tae Hyun Bang at ESPN.com