Kang Bests Kim Again; Defends Spirit MC Title


Photo courtesy of DenisKang.com

Former PRIDE welterweight grand prix runner-up Denis Kang returned to his adopted homeland of Korea and earned his third straight career victory over Jae Young Kim, once again successfully defending his Spirit MC heavyweight title Sunday in Seoul.

After connecting with a mix of punches early, Kang was caught by a right hand from Kim and stunned. Kang was able to recover and quickly took Kim down to the mat where he worked some ground-and-pound until Kim was able to sweep Kang and stand back up.

However Kang blasted Kim during the following exchange and dropped him before pouncing on him and finishing the fight with strikes. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak for Kang, who now heads into his scheduled bout against Marvin Eastman in October with some momentum.

Complete results from the event courtesy of Sherdog.com:

Denis Kang def. Jae Young Kim - TKO (Strikes)
Ui Cheol Nam def. Se Young Kim - TKO (Strikes)
Jin Suk Jung def. Jae Hyun So - TKO (Strikes)
Hoon Kim def. Ho Jin Kim - KO (Punch)
Jeong Hyeon Hwang def. Ye Won Nam - KO (Foot Stomps)
Hoo Joong Kim def. Dae Han Choi - TKO
Dool Hee Lee def. Dae Hyun - Submission (Armbar)
Seung Bae Whi def. Chang Seob Lee - TKO
Seung Hwan Kim def. Ok Myoung Kim - Submission (Guillotine)
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sang Il - Draw

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