The promotion recently announced the pairing. UFC Fight Night 124
takes place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Jan. 14 and
features a featherweight clash between Doo Ho Choi
Stephens. The card will be televised on Fox Sports 1 following
early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Kang, 30, will be returning to the Octagon for the first time since
September 2014 after fulfilling mandatory military service for his
country. In his last appearance, the South Korean known as “Mr.
Perfect.” captured a split decision against Michinori
Tanaka at UFC Fight Night 52. Kang is 2-1 with one no contest
in the UFC and and 13-7 as a professional overall.
Cannetti has also had a lengthy hiatus. The 37-year-old Argentinian
hasn’t competed since taking a unanimous verdict over Hugo Viana at
UFC 190 on Aug. 1, 2015. Cannetti debuted in the Octagon with a
second-round submission loss to Enrique
Briones at UFC 180. “Ninja” is 7-2 over the course of his
career, with six triumphs coming inside the distance.