Kang is Korean Canadian and has fought twice for Road FC already, as well as facing the likes of Michael Bisping, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Akhiro Gono during a career which has seen him fight for the UFC, Pride and K-1 Heros! However in his last fight for Road FC he was stopped by Seung Bae Whi in the second round and was on the receiving end of some knees so vicious that a lot of people questioned whether he would fight again.
His opponent, Shungo Oyama, might not have the best record at 11-13 but he has faced a veritable who's who of MMA opposition including Wanderlei Silva, Renzo Gracie, Dan Henderson, Mirko Crocop, Melvin Manhoef and Carlos Newton. He is also coming off a two fight win streak and might arguably be the favourite to win the eight man -84kg tournament.
Kang's record is a more respectable sounding 34-14-2 but he is coming off back to back losses whereas Oyama has won his last two fights including an impressive first round submission win over UFC, KOTC and Bellator veteran Brian Gassaway.
The winner of the Road FC tournament is reportedly automatically going to be offered a contract with One FC and with Oyama, who is 37, and Kang, who is 34, probably coming to the end of their respective MMA careers winning the entire competition would be fantastic achievement for either man.
Eun Soo Lee, who dropped a decision to Kang at Road FC 2, has already advanced to the semi finals at the expense of Jae Young Kim and Hae Suk Son took less than 30 seconds to blast through Jeong Gyo Park in his quarter final.
With Neo Fight and Spirit MC having fallen by the wayside Road FC is effectively flying the flag for Korean MMA alone. Their shows are broadcast live by a major TV station in Korea and the 2,500 capacity Seoul Convention Centre was reportedly full for Road FC 4 earlier this month.
You can read a recent interview with the promoter Moon Hong Jung here.
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