UFC Vegas 75: After 10 Years in the UFC, Kyung-Ho Kang Aiming for the Rankings

Las Vegas, NV — South Korean bantamweight Kyung Ho Kang is now a ten year veteran of the UFC, and his latest outing saw him “club n’ sub” Cristian Quinonez at UFC Vegas 75.

The victory gives “Mr. Perfect” two straight wins, and went according to plan, Kang told media outlets including Cageside Press following the bout.

“I had a great game plan, and that’s why I was able to get the victory in the first round,” Kang (19-9, 1NC) said during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. As for that game plan, he went on to explain that “my opponent had a distance advantage, he had a long jab and long punches. I was preparing to counter, and I was able to land the counter and got the finish.”

The biggest surprise in the fight? “His punch was very powerful,” said Kang. Luckily, he avoided that power for the just under two-and-a-half minutes it took to finish the fight. “Other than that, it was okay.”

Having now joined the exclusive decade-plus club in the UFC, Kyung Ho Kang knows what he wants next: an opponent with a number next to his name. “I want to fight at the end of the year. I’ve been in the UFC ten years now, so I want to definitely fight for a top 15 ranked [opponent] now,” he stated.

The promotion has two cards in September that are of interest to the South Korean, both of which would cut down his travel time. “There’s a fight in Singapore and Sydney [Australia] soon, so I want to be on [one of those] cards. For opponents, anybody in the top 15. I don’t mind.”

Watch the full UFC Vegas 75 post-fight press conference appearance by Kyung Ho Kang above.