It’s Korea vs Mongolia as submission specialist Kyung Ho “Mr. Perfect” Kang takes on knockout artist Danaa “Storm” Batgerel. These two UFC mainstays compete to get back into the win column after their respective losses.
Kyung Ho Kang vs Danaa Batgerel Prediction
Danaa Batgerel enters this matchup as the slight favourite, whereas I favour Kyung Ho Kang. Ground fighting and submissions is Kang’s route to victory, seeing as he has a 65% finish rate by submission in 17 career victories. Standing an inch taller than his adversary, Kang also has the reach advantage, which translates to more submission opportunities on the ground.
Danaa is going to find it hard to close the distance on Kang, as he utilizes a sort of fluid hopping motion to traverse the ring. When Danaa does close the distance he likes to sit down on his shots and either shoot down the barrel or wing wide hooks. In either scenario he will be open to Kang’s takedowns (Kang with a 59% takedown success rate). Per UFCstats.com
Without the hail mary knockout punch, Danaa will have to compete with Kang’s 2.23 takedowns landed per 15 mins (on average). With a takedown defense of 57%, he’s more than likely to go to the mat with Kang. The superior grappler in Kang should be able to control the pace on the feet, and accumulate control time on the ground. The takedown and submission threat of Kang is too significant in this matchup.
Kyung Ho Kang vs Danaa Batgerel Betting Suggestion
Kyung Ho Kang has temping odds at 13/10 (Bet £100 get £130) to win outright. The markets aren’t live for Kang by submission, but he’s a live underdog to win the fight outright. You can Bet £5 and get £20 in free bets on Ladbrokes.
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