Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Kang vs Quinonez?
Kyung Ho Kang beat Cristian Quinonez by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Vettori vs. Cannonier, on Saturday 17th June 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Kang vs Quinonez stats
Kyung Ho Kang stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Cristian Quinonez made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Quinonez had a massive power advantage over Kang, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Kang's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kang had a massive advantage over Quinonez, boasting at 61% submission rate over Quinonez's 17%.
Kyung Ho Kang was the older man by 9 years, at 36 years old.
Kang had a height advantage of 2 inches over Quinonez. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Kang was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Quinonez, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 58 to Quinonez's 48.
Kang's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kang vs Quinonez?
Kyung Ho Kang was a 13/10 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Cristian Quinonez made his way into the ring at 31/50 (-160) with oddsmakers.