Veteran middleweight and long time top ten fighter, Denis Kang, has signed a new 4 fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as announced by American Top Team officials on Monday.
Kang has been a highly sought after free agent twice in the last 2 years. Once after Pride was bought out by Zuffa and the Canadian fighter opted to land with new Japanese promotion, Dream, while still fighting in his native land of Korea for the Spirit MC organization.
Just 2 weeks ago, Kang announced via MMAWeekly Radio that his contract with Dream was up and he was hoping to sign with a new promotion fairly quickly.
"If it's going to be an exclusive contract then pay me something that's going to make it worth my while to be exclusive and not fight anywhere else and not work anywhere else,” Kang said about whatever new promotion he signed with.
Unless something drastic changed, Kang will be with the UFC exclusively as the promotion is not usually in the business of signing open ended contracts.
In his last fight out, Kang knocked out former UFC middleweight, Marvin Eastman, while fighting under the flag of the RAW Combat promotion in Canada.
No word on when Kang may debut with the UFC