Thursday, March 8, 2007

Kang Makes Return This Sunday at Spirit MC

By FCF Staff

Pride welterweight contender Denis Kang (28-8-1) is scheduled to fight in South Korea this Sunday, March 11th, at the Spirit MC’s Interleague 5 event. The American Top Team fighter will face Chae Jung Kyu, whom Kang described to FCF as a “tough Korean with an iron chin and good cardio.” Kang will be looking to rebound this weekend after losing to Kazuo Misaki in the welterweight Grand Prix Finals last November at Pride Bushido’s Survival event. Kang injured his right arm defeating Akihiro Gono that same evening, and as a result, has not competed since that night.

Kang is virtually a “household name” in South Korea in, and is featured prominently in an Everlast advertising campaign throughout the country. The 29-year-old fighter’s Father is Korean, and as a result, fans in that country have embraced Kang as one of their own. Kang is 8-0 with one no contest competing for the Spirit MC promotion in South Korea, and in his most recent fight there, he defeated Albert Basconcelles by KO in just 12 seconds at Spirit MC 8 last April.

Prior to the finals of the welterweight Grand Prix last November, Kang had gone 5-0 competing in Pride, a streak that included wins over Murilo Rua, Amar Suloev and Andrei Semenov.

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