Jun 22 2024
Saturday

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
Kyung Ho Kang
Kang
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18-6-0

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broadcast start time:

US - Sat 3:00pm EST / UK - Sat 5:00pm

19-10-0

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The tape

28
Age
36
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 9" / 176 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Full record

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Form
UD 3SUB 1UD 3UD 3SD 3
18
Wins
19
10
By KO
2
56
KO%
11
7
By Sub
12
39
SUB%
63
6
Losses
10
0
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2007
24
Bouts
30
41
Rounds
61
2 hours, 31 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 43 minutes

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Muin Gafurov vs Kyung Ho Kang preview

When is Gafurov vs Kang?

Muin Gafurov will fight Kyung Ho Kang during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Gafurov vs Kang stats

Muin Gafurov steps into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Kyung Ho Kang will make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

Muin Gafurov's UFC record currently stands at 0-2-0, while Kyung Ho Kang's comes in at 8-4-0.

The stats suggest Gafurov has a massive power advantage over Kang, boasting a 56% knock out percentage over Kang's 11%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Kang will have a large advantage over Gafurov, boasting a 63% submission rate over Gafurov's 39%.

Muin Gafurov is the younger man by 8 years, at 28 years old.

Kang has a height advantage of 2 inches over Gafurov. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Gafurov is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 years and 6 months later than Kang, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 20 less professional rounds, 41 to Kang's 61.

Gafurov vs Kang form

Muin Gafurov has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Said Nurmagomedov at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by John Castaneda at UFC Fight Night – Kara-France vs. Albazi on 3rd June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Diego Silva at LFA 144 on 14th October 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round in their LFA Bantamweight championship fight at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.

Before that, he had beaten Herbeth Sousa at LFA 134 on 10th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bell County Expo Center, Belton.

He had been defeated by John Lineker at ONE Championship – Dawn of Valor on 25th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kyung Ho Kang has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to John Castaneda at UFC 295 on 11th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Cristian Quinonez at UFC Fight Night – Vettori vs. Cannonier on 17th June 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Danaa Batgerel at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Before that, he had been beaten by Rani Yahya at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had won against Pingyuan Liu at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kyung Ho Kang has been fighting more than Muin Gafurov.

Muin Gafurov last fought 7 months and 5 days ago, while Kyung Ho Kang's last outing was 6 months and 15 days ago.

Gafurov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Kang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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