Denis Kang is a Pride and UFC veteran. He was cut from the UFC after a loss to Michael Bisping.
He most recently faced former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho in his first fight since leaving the UFC, winning in my opinion but the official decision was a split draw.
He was next set to face fellow UFC veteran Jesse Taylor. Before the fight with Taylor was set to occur, Kang also signed with upstart Korean promotion Road FC. Kang pulled out of the bout for unknown reasons. He instead faced Eun Soo Lee at light-heavyweight, defeating Lee via unanimous decision after a bizarre bout. He accepted Lee's request for a rematch, provided that the bout would occur at Kang's natural weight of 185 pounds.
Regardless, Kang next faced Taylor. In an upset victory, Taylor submitted Kang in the first round with a rear-naked choke.
Kang continued to fight in the Korean promotion, next facing Seung Bae Whi. Kang lost via knee to the head on the ground in the second round. The fight earned Fight of the Night honors, however.
Kang next fought in Road FC again against fellow Pride veteran Shungo Oyama. After a strong start from Kang, Oyama finished Kang with punches for a TKO victory near the end of the bout's first round after a great Pride-esque fight.
Kang then faced Hae Suk Son, winning via first round knockout.
Kang next returned to Dream against Strikeforce/Dream veteran Melvin Manhoef. Manhoef knocked Kang out in just fifty seconds with a huge left knee to the body.
- Denis Kang vs. Dennis Hallman
- Denis Kang vs. Joe Doerksen
- Denis Kang vs. Keith Rockel
- Denis Kang vs. Stephan Potvin
- Denis Kang vs. Jin Ho Yang
- Denis Kang vs. Mark Weir
- Murilo Rua vs. Denis Kang - The fight was in the opening round of the Pride 2006 welterweight grand prix.
- Denis Kang vs. Amar Suloev - The fight was in the quarterfinals of the Pride 2006 welterweight grand prix.
- Denis Kang vs. Akihiro Gono - The fight was in the semifinals of the Pride 2006 welterweight grand prix. Kang lost in the finals to Kazuo Misaki later that night.
- Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Denis Kang
- Denis Kang vs. Marvin Eastman
- Alan Belcher vs. Denis Kang - The fight was Kang's UFC debut, and he was suffering an ankle injury.
- Denis Kang vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam
- Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang - After the fight, Kang was cut from the UFC.
- Denis Kang vs. Paulo Filho - The fight ended in a controversial split draw.
- Shungo Oyama vs. Denis Kang - The fight was for the Korean Road FC promotion.
- Melvin Manhoef vs. Denis Kang