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Kwan Ho Kwak (born June 18, 1989) is a South Korean mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in their bantamweight division.

Kwan Ho Kwak
Born (1989-06-18) June 18, 1989 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea
Other namesThe Handsome
NationalityKorean
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)
StyleKickboxing, Boxing
Fighting out ofSeoul, South Korea
TeamKorean Top Team
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total11
Wins9
By knockout6
By submission0
By decision3
Losses2
By knockout1
By decision1
Draws0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Kwak started training MMA out of interest, and one thing led to another and soon enough he turned pro within a year.

Kwak is the current Bantamweight champion of both TOP FC and PXC. He won the TOP FC title by defeating rival Han Bin Park at TOP FC 8 to cap off their trilogy. The PXC championship he captured after a 5 round war with Kyle Aguon at PXC 51.

After compiling a record of 9 - 0, he signed with the UFC in late 2016.[2]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Kwak made his promotional debut on November 19, 2016 against Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 99.[3] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[4]

Kwak next faced Russell Doane on June 17, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 111.[5] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[6]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 9 wins 2 losses
By knockout 6 1
By submission 0 0
By decision 3 1


Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–2 Russell Doane TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia June 17, 2017 1 4:09 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 9–1 Brett Johns Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 November 19, 2016 3 5:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 9–0 Alp Ozkilic Decision (unanimous) Top FC 11 May 22, 2016 5 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 8–0 Kyle Aguon Decision (unanimous) PXC 51 January 16, 2016 3 5:00 Paranaque, Philippines
Win 7–0 Han Bin Park TKO (punches) TOP FC 8 August 15, 2015 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 6–0 Trevin Jones Decision (split) PXC 47 March 13, 2015 3 5:00 Mangilao, Guam
Win 5–0 Won Jae Choi TKO (flying knee and punches) TOP FC 5 February 7, 2015 2 0:38 Seoul, South Korea
Win 4–0 Kwon Sik Oh KO (punch) TOP FC 4 November 15, 2014 1 1:02 Seoul, South Korea
Win 3–0 Han Bin Park TKO (punches) TOP FC 2 May 30, 2014 1 4:48 Seoul, South Korea
Win 2–0 Sang Kuk Kim KO (head kick) Top FC March 22, 2014 1 0:42 Seoul, South Korea
Win 1–0 Derek Rangamar TKO (punches) Trench Warz 17 December 13, 2013 3 4:54 Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kwan Ho Kwak - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Zane Simon (2016-11-15). "Welcome to the UFC: Kwan Ho Kwak". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  3. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-11-01). "UFC signs second Welsh fighter as Brett Johns faces Kwan Ho Kwak at UFC Fight Night 99". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  4. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 99 results: Brett Johns scores shutout decision win over Kwan Ho Kwak". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  5. ^ Staff (2017-03-28). "UFC Fight Night 111 takes shape in Singapore". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night 111 results: Russell Doane halts 4-fight skid, TKOs Kwan Ho Kwak". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2017-06-17.

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