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UFC ON ESPN 28: Ho Kang vs Yahya 07/31/2021 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC ON ESPN 28 Ho Kang vs Yahya 07-31-2021 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC ON ESPN 28: Ho Kang vs Yahya 07/31/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be holding their last fight card for the month with UFC on ESPN 28 commencing this Saturday, July 31. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the venue and no audience is allowed to come inside the facility. Fans can have eyes inside by subscribing to UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View. The main event will be featuring a middleweight bout between veteran fighter Uriah Hall taking on the rising Sean Strickland. Co-headlining the event is a bantamweight matchup between Rani Yahya and Kyung Ho Kang. Heading to this matchup, UFC sportsbook sees a close match with Kyung Ho Kang owning a small edge over Rani Yahya.

UFC ON ESPN 28: Ho Kang vs Yahya 07/31/2021

When: Saturday, July 31, 9:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC ON ESPN 28: Ho Kang vs Yahya 07/31/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Kang Kyung-ho -140 Rani Yahya +120

Main Card

Kang Kyung-ho

Kang Kyung-ho has a cool ring name as “Mr. Perfect” and his hometown is located at Busan, Yeongna in South Korea. He gets to represent and polish his skills at the Busan Team MAD MMA stable. Kang is currently 33 years old and this five-foot-nine fighter has been competing mostly at the bantamweight division. He has a 17-8 professional MMA record with 11 of those wins coming from submissions. After losing to Ricardo Ramos in UFC 227, Ho Kang already forgot to lose. He went on a three-fight winning streak defeating fighters like Teruto Ishihara, Brandon Michael Davis and the latest is Pingyuan Liu.

Rani Yahya

Rani Yahya is a veteran fighter at 36 years old and he came all the way from Brasilia, Federal District located in Brazil. He stands at five-foot-six and gets to represent the Constrictor Team stable. Yahya has been a natural at the bantamweight division and he will bring his impressive 27-10 fighting record into this match. 21 of those victories came from submissions and the rest are decisions. Losing to Ricky Simon and ending up in a draw against Enrique Barzola, Yahya finally sealed another victory in UFC Fight Night 187. That match was against Ray Rodriguez and that ended in the second round via arm-triangle submission. 

Kang Kyung-ho vs Rani Yahya Betting Numbers

Ho Kang
Record 17-8-0 27-10-1
Last Fight Win Win
Country South Korea Brazil
Height 5’9″ 5’6″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 73 67
Win by KO/TKO 12% 0%
Win by Submission 65% 78%
Decisions 24% 22%
Strikes landed per minute 2.52 1.57
Striking accuracy 44% 37%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.43 1.70
Striking defense 58% 50%
Takedown average 2.53 2.89
Takedown accuracy 59% 33%
Takedown defense 71% 24%
Submission average 1.10 2.00

Ho Kang vs Yahya Betting Picks

These fighters have great experience fighting inside the MMA cage and students of the game should pay attention to their technique. Submission artist Rani Yahya is considered the underdog in the UFC betting to the younger Kyung Ho Kang.