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UFC Fight Night 165 Kyung Ho Kang vs Pingyuan Liu 12/21/2019 Picks, Spread and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 165 Kyung Ho Kang vs Pingyuan Liu 12-21-2019 Picks Spread and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 165 Kyung Ho Kang vs Pingyuan Liu 12/21/2019 – South Korea is about to catch fire when the Ultimate Fighting Championship arrives in town with a blockbuster fight card. The main event will feature fan-favorite Korean Zombie going up against Frankie Edgar. Another Korean fighter is slated in the event as Kyung Ho Kang aka “Mr. Perfect” will fight in front of the home crowd against China’s Pingyuan Liu. This event will be held this Saturday, December 21 at the Sajik Arena in Busan. Fans can catch this bout on UFC Fight Pass and through the TV via Pay Per View. “Mr. Perfect” is predicted by Top Online Sportsbook to prevail over Liu.

UFC Fight Night 165 Kyung Ho Kang vs Pingyuan Liu 12/21/2019

When: Saturday, December 21, 3:00 AM ET
Where: Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 165 Kyung Ho Kang vs Pingyuan Liu 12/21/2019 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Kyung Ho Kang -260 Pingyuan Liu +200

Main Card

Kyung Ho Kang

“Mr. Perfect” is a bantamweight MMA fighter that is a product of Busan Team Mad and hails from Busan, Yeongnam. Kyung Ho Kang is one of the more veteran fighters in the UFC roster that came from Asia. He made his UFC debut back in 2013 and had won five of his eight fights in the fight organization. 2019 has been good for Kang as he registered two wins after falling to Ricardo Ramos in 2018. These victories came from beating Teturi Ishihara and Brandon Davis. Kang is widely known as a versatile fighter when it comes to the mat and can beat you with a ton of submission moves. Over his career, he submitted his opponent 11 times in his 16 victories. Expect him to go to lean on his grappling when he faces Pingyuan Liu.

Pingyuan Liu

Liu is an Asian gem fighting under Team Alpha Male. This bantamweight fighter can from Zhengzhou, Henan to train in the United States and has been successful in his transfer to the UFC winning his first two fights in 2018 against Martin Day and Damian Stasiak. He got knocked out by Jonathan Martinez just this July with a knee but he hopes to bounce back immediately facing Kang in his hometown and end the year on a positive note.

Liu is a legend in the WLF and he can attack you in several angles from the stand-up or grappling. His style favors most of the decisions by the judges and lost only once if it boils down to the scorecards. Overall, Liu is a young and upcoming fighter with a lot of upsides. In order for him to win against Kang, his moves must be well calculated and avoid taking the fight on the ground.

Kang vs Liu Betting Numbers

Record 16-8-0 13-6-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country South Korea China
Height 5’9″ 5’6″
Weight 135 lbs 135 lbs
Reach 73″ 72″
Win by KO/TKO 13% 31%
Win by Submission 69% 38%
Decisions 19% 31%
Strikes landed per minute 2.70 2.60
Striking accuracy 44% 31%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.55 3.55
Striking defense 59% 54%
Takedown average 2.46 0.34
Takedown accuracy 64% 20%
Takedown defense 71% 55%
Submission average 1.20 1.40

Kang vs Liu Betting Picks

This seems like a long day for Liu as he goes up against “Mr. Perfect”. UFC Fight Odds pick the Korean fighter to prevail in this match with an added hometown boost to rise up the odds. Expect Kang to try to bring this match to the ground and slither throughout Liu’s body to find the right submission hold to take the win in front of the Busan audience.