Denis Kang. Photo courtesy of DenisKang.com
Former PRIDE Fighting Championships standout Denis Kang could make his UFC debut against fellow middleweight Alan Belcher when the organizations travels to Dublin, Ireland for UFC 93 on January 17.
MMA on Tap was able to confirm the bout with a member of Belcher’s camp. Bout agreements have been distributed and Belcher has agreed to fight Kang, but is still waiting for the Canadian’s response to the proposed bout.
Since departing from PRIDE over two years ago, Kang has put together a 3-2 record, including two successful defenses of his Spirit MC heavyweight title. Kang most recently scored a quick first-round TKO of Marvin Eastman at Raw Combat’s “Resurrection” event on October 25.
Belcher has won two out of his last three UFC bouts after signing a four-fight extension with the promotion last fall. In 2008, Belcher bounced back from an upset loss to Jason Day at UFC 83 to win a razor-close split decision over Ed Herman at UFC Fight Night 15 in September.
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