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Kang Defends Spirit MC Title With Win Over Kim

Denis KangDenis Kang successfully defended the Spirit MC middleweight title with a first-round knockout of Jae Young Kim in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday.

Kim stunned Kang early in the first round of the main event bout but Kang recovered and dropped Kim to the canvas with a series of hooks. Kang followed up with ground and pound to finish Kim off at 1:31 of the opening round.

Kang (30-10-1) had dropped back-to-back fights to Gegard Mousasi and Yoshihiro Akiyama before picking up the decisive victory over Kim.

Kim (10-6) had won six-staight bouts before the knockout loss.

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