Denis Kang, the No. 4 ranked middleweight in the world on MMAWeekly.com, makes his K-1 Hero’s debut as the headliner on Oct. 28 in Seoul, South Korea against Yoshihiro Akiyama at the Jangchung Gymnasium.
Kang’s last fight was in South Korea where he defeated Junggyu Choi by unanimous decision at Spirit Martial Challenge in March. Akiyama last competed on New Year’s Eve at K-1 Premium 2006 Dynamite!! against Kazushi Sakuraba. He initially won the bout, but it was later ruled a no contest.
Also featured on the card is Dong Sik Yoon vs. Fabio Silva. Brazilian Jiujitsu expert Marcelo Garcia makes his mixed martial arts debut against Dae Won Kim, and former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Carlos Newton takes on Shungo Oyama.
K-1 Hero’s Fight Card:
–Denis Kang vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
–Dong Sik Yoon vs. Fabio Silva
–Taiei Kin vs. Zelg Galesic
–Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Min Soo Kim
–Tae Hyun Lee vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto
–Dae Won Kim vs. Marcelo Garcia
–Carlos Newton vs. Shungo Oyama
–Min Suk Heo vs. Katsuyori Shibata
–A Sol Kwon vs. Daisuke Nakamura
–Bernard Ackah vs. Poai Suganuma
–Magomed Sultanakhmadov vs. Eun Soo Lee
–Masanori Tonooka vs RYO