Report: Denis Kang Signs with the UFC

Newly signed UFC fighter Denis Kang

According to a report on the official American Top Team website, Canadian MMA superstar Denis Kang has signed a 4 fight contract with the UFC.

American Top Team fighter Denis Kang just signed a 4 fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Denis made a big name for himself in Japan and Korea fighting in the PRIDE and SpiritMC organizations, where he developed a huge following.

Denis will now be able to showcase his skills to a whole new audience who hasn’t had the chance to see this exciting fighter in action.  Denis has always expressed a desire to fight in the UFC and we are pleased we were able to help him get this deal done.  Denis will bring a lot of excitement to the 185lb division!  Congrats Denis!

This is a solid signing for the UFC.  Just two years ago, Kang was ranked in the top 5 of world middleweights before he suffered 3 losses in 4 fights.  He has since bounced back with two straight wins against inferior competition.  He is extremely well rounded and can finish a fight from anywhere.

Kang had negotiated before with the UFC, but could never come to terms as he always wanted the option to fight once a year for the SpiritMC promotion in Korea, honoring his family heritage.  With expansion into South Korea being one of Zuffa’s assigned goals in the next year or two, this signing along with that of Dong Hyun Kim is very helpful. It might be the promised chance to still fight in South Korea eventually that convinced Kang to go ahead and sign with Zuffa this time.

 

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