Ishihara announced the bantamweight bout via Twitter on Tuesday.
UFC 234 takes place on Feb. 9 (Feb. 10 in Australia) at Rod Laver
Arena in Melbourne and is headlined by a middleweight championship
tilt pitting Robert
Whittaker against Kelvin
Ishihara has lost four of his last five Octagon appearances,
including a first-round technical knockout defeat at the hands of
Yan at UFC Fight Night 132 on June 23. The 27-year-old Team
Alpha Male product is 3-4-1 over the course of his UFC tenure and
10-6-2 as a professional overall.
Kang, meanwhile, had a three-bout winning streak snapped in his
most recent outing when he dropped a split verdict to Ricky Simon
at UFC 227 in August. The 31-year-old South Korean is 3-2 with one
no contest in UFC competition and 14-8 overall.
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