Report: Kang to Face Foupa-Pokam at UFC 97


Denis Kang. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former PRIDE welterweight grand-prix runner-up Denis Kang will look for his first UFC win in his next fight, which will reportedly be against newcomer Xavier Foupa-Pokam at UFC 97,  which takes place on April 18 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada according to MMA Weekly.

Kang, who was signed by the UFC late last year, made his much-anticipated promotional debut against Alan Belcher at UFC 93 earlier this month, but ended up falling to “The Talent” via second-round submission. The loss was Kang’s third in his last five fights.

“Professor X” comes to the UFC after spending the majority of his career fighting in England’s Cage Rage circuit. The Muay-Thai specialist last competed at PFC 12 last weekend, where he stopped veteran Kyacey Uscola in the first round with a flying knee to the body.

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