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UFC ON ESPN 28 Betting: Ho Kang vs. Yahya Odds, Picks and Previews

Kang Kyung-ho vs. Rani Yahya

An exciting bantamweight bout co-headlines UFC on ESPN this coming Saturday, July 30 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be Kyung Ho Kang from South Korea traveling to the United States to take on Brazillian fighter Rani Yahya. This match can be viewed by subscribing to Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. According to UFC betting odds, Kyung Ho Kang will be the best bet to win in this matchup against Rani Yahya and will be extending his three-fight winning streak to four. Expect this match to be fought on the mat as both fighters love to go for the submission.

UFC ON ESPN 28 Kang Kyung-ho vs. Rani Yahya Betting Information

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Location: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV Coverage: Pay Per View

UFC ON ESPN 28 Kang Kyung-ho vs. Rani Yahya Odds

Fighter ML
Kang Kyung-ho +180
Rani Yahya -220
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Kang Kyung-ho

Kang Kyung-ho will be coming in this match carrying a three-fight winning streak. His fight against Teruto Ishihara in UFC 234 ended with a submission win at the 3:59 mark in the first round. His next bouts against Brandon Michael Davis and Pingyuan Liu were very close as Ho Kang won those matches via split decision. Expect Kang to go to the ground as well and try to win via submission. He will surely try to avoid going to the judges’ scorecards which he has a slimmer chance of winning as five of his eight losses came from there. If not for the loss against Ricardo Ramos back in August 2018, Ho Kang could have been on a seven-fight winning streak.

Rani Yahya

Rani Yahya has been in the cage longer than his opponent as he tallied over 37 professional MMA matches as of this date. Going to the ground and trying to earn the submission win will always be his goal as he has not scored a knockout in his 27 victories. His age might play a factor as this 36-year-old fighter has not been consistently competing for the past three years. His past three matches were mediocre to say as he scored one loss, one draw and one win. Heading to this match, he got his groove back scoring a submission victory over Ray Rodriguez just this March 2021.

Kang Kyung-ho vs Rani Yahya Betting Numbers

Ho Kang Yahya
Record 17-8-0 27-10-1
Last Fight Win Win
Country South Korea Brazil
Height 5’9″ 5’6″
Weight 135 135
Reach 73 67
Win by KO/TKO 12% 0%
Submissions 65% 78%
Decisions 24% 22%
Strikes Landed Per Minute 2.52 1.57
Striking Accuracy 44% 37%
Striking Absorbed Per Minute 2.43 1.70
Striking Defense 58% 50%
Takedown Average 2.53 2.89
Takedown Accuracy 59% 33%
Takedown Defense 71% 24%
Submission Average 1.10


Ho Kang vs Yahya Summary

This will be a chess match of submissions for both fighters on the ground but it is safe to say that Kyung Ho Kang has the advantage since he is fighting consistently as compared to Rani Yahya. Nonetheless, Ho Kang according to the best online sportsbook will outlast Yahya and score a submission win. 


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