John Castaneda vs Kyung Ho Kang – Fight Preview & Analysis

Castaneda vs. Ho Kang fight preview

UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, John “Sexy Mexi” Castaneda will take on Kyung “Mr. Perfect” Ho Kang in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night card.

Castaneda brings a unique switch fighting stance with an 71″ reach. In contrast, Ho Kang, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 73″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 47% striking accuracy, Castaneda has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.24 per minute. On the other hand, Ho Kang boasts a 49% striking accuracy, landing approximately 3.09 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down John Castaneda vs. Kyung Ho Kang matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, John Castaneda is coming in with a 20-6-0 record. Castaneda will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Muin Gafurov at UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi in June.

Ho Kang, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Cristian Quinonez on June 3, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Cannonier and holds a 19-9-0 (1 NC) record.

John Castaneda vs. Kyung Ho Kang
32
Age
36
5′ 6″
Height
5′ 9″
135 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
71″
Reach
73″
20-6-0
Record
19-9-0 (1 NC)
Switch
Stance
Orthodox

John Castaneda has a switch fighting stance with an 71″ reach. The 36-year-old Kyung Ho Kang is an orthodox fighter with a 73″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

John Castaneda stats

→ Castaneda’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Castaneda lands 4.24 significant strikes per minute.
→ Castaneda’s takedown accuracy is 38%.
→ Castaneda’s takedown average is 1.69 per 15 minutes.
→ Castaneda’s takedown defense is 71%.

Castaneda comes in with 47% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.24 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Ho Kang fires at 49% accuracy, landing about 3.09 significant strikes per minute. John Castaneda also has a 38% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 1.69 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Ho Kang’s 2.07 takedowns and 70% takedown accuracy.

Kyung Ho Kang stats

→ Ho Kang’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Ho Kang lands 3.09 significant strikes per minute.
→ Ho Kang’s takedown accuracy is 57%.
→ Ho Kang’s takedown average is 2.07 per 15 minutes.
→ Ho Kang’s takedown defense is 70%.

Kyung spent, on average, 12:06 minutes in the Octagon, and John has an average fight time of 11:48 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a good clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, John or Kyung? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig
Date
November 18, 2023
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
John Castaneda vs. Kyung Ho Kang

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