Leo Kuntz on Fight Fixing Fiasco: ‘I Had no Idea What Was Going on’

Leo Kuntz has responded to news of his UFC Fight Night 79 opponent being investigated for fight fixing allegations. While Kuntz was having his hands wrapped on Nov. 28, 2015, he had no idea that a controversy was brewing involving his fight with Tae Hyun Bang. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials suspected something was amiss […]

Leo Kuntz has responded to news of his UFC Fight Night 79 opponent being investigated for fight fixing allegations. While Kuntz was having his hands wrapped on Nov. 28, 2015, he had no idea that a controversy was brewing involving his fight with Tae Hyun Bang. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials suspected something was amiss […]

South Korean Police Investigating Fight Fixing Allegation At UFC Seoul in 2015

The UFC’s trip to Seoul back in 2015, UFC Fight Night 79, has become the center of a fight fixing scandal that may very well be the undoing of one of South Korea’s own UFC fighters. According to reports in South Korean media and picked up on by Bloody Elbow, an unnamed UFC fighter agreed […]

The UFC’s trip to Seoul back in 2015, UFC Fight Night 79, has become the center of a fight fixing scandal that may very well be the undoing of one of South Korea’s own UFC fighters. According to reports in South Korean media and picked up on by Bloody Elbow, an unnamed UFC fighter agreed […]

Authorities Investigating Fight Fixing At Korean UFC Event

The UFC’s first trip to South Korea back in November of 2015 now has a dark cloud hanging above it. According to multiple reports from several respected mainstream Korean news outlets (via Bloody Elbow), a Korean fighter who competed on the card (who is being kept anonymous and being referred to as ‘Fighter A’) agreed

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The UFC’s first trip to South Korea back in November of 2015 now has a dark cloud hanging above it.

According to multiple reports from several respected mainstream Korean news outlets (via Bloody Elbow), a Korean fighter who competed on the card (who is being kept anonymous and being referred to as ‘Fighter A’) agreed to throw his fight for 100 million Won (approximately $88,000) in addition to placing a bet of 50 million Won (approximately $44,000) on his opponent.

The fighter in question is described as a 34-year-old local Korean male fighter who won a unanimous decision against an American opponent. All male Korean fighters on the card won their bouts via TKO, with the exception of one – Tae Hyun Bang. Bang also fits the age description at the time of the event.

Despite most outlets attempting to keep the fighter’s identity concealed some Korean news outlets have used images of Bang that have been censored, as well as blurred out images (but still recognizable) of Korean MMA gym Korean Top Team where Bang trains.

Leading up to the bout Bang was a betting favorite over his opponent, Leo Kuntz, who was a slight underdog on the books. In just a short period of time, however, the betting lines changed drastically, making Kuntz a massive favorite over Bang. UFC officials reportedly questioned ‘Fighter A’ about the matter, but he appeared to be insensible to the whole ordeal.

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‘Fighter A’ then began to fear repercussions from what he had agreed to do shortly before the bout, and wound up competing to the best of his ability. He went on to win the contest and received numerous threats as a result. Fearing for his safety the fighter in question contacted local authorities and admitted what he had done, prompting an investigation from Korean officials who are attempting to track down all involved in the scheme.

It has yet to be officially confirmed as of this writing that Tae Hyun Bang is the fighter in question, but the evidence against the Korean is overwhelming.

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Nick Hein Outlasts Tae Hyun Bang In Germany

A welterweight scrap kicked off the main card of UFC Fight Night 93. Following back to back victories, Nick Hein (14-2, 1 NC) looked to extend his streak to three. Tae Hyun Bang (18-10) had other plans as a win would’ve earned him his second straight victory. In the end, it was “Sergeant” who walked

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A welterweight scrap kicked off the main card of UFC Fight Night 93. Following back to back victories, Nick Hein (14-2, 1 NC) looked to extend his streak to three. Tae Hyun Bang (18-10) had other plans as a win would’ve earned him his second straight victory.

In the end, it was “Sergeant” who walked out of the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany with a win.

The bout was a bit of a feeling out process early on. Bang landed a leg kick about a minute in. Both fighters missed high kicks. Hein landed a left hook. Bang moved forward with strikes. Hein brought his opponent down and was in half guard. “The Supernatural” returned to his feet. Bang missed a hook. Hein had his high kick blocked as the round ended.

Bang landed a body kick early in the second round. Hein grabbed a body lock and looked to bring his opponent to the canvas. Bang was able to break free. A short right hand clipped Hein and had him slightly off balance. “Sergeant” got a quick takedown, but Bang reversed and did a judo throw. Bang connected with a body kick as Hein went for a hook to end the second stanza.

The two were active right away in the final frame. Bang was getting the better of the exchange early. Bang landed a body kick counter. A left hook caught Hein coming in. Time was called to check on a cut on the eye of Bang caused by an unintentional headbutt. The fight resumed quickly. “The Supernatural” and “Sergeant” traded shots. Hein staggered Bang momentarily. Hein ducked under a hook and got a trip briefly, but Bang stood on his feet. A left hand landed for Hein. Bang was countered by a left hand and the final horn sounded.

All three judges gave the fight to Hein.

Final Result: Nick Hein def. Tae Hyun Bang via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-28, 30-27)

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Germany’s Own Nick Hein Added To Fight Night: Hamburg Card

Germany’s Nick Hein will compete in his home country this September, meeting Tae Hyun Bang at UFC Fight Night 93.

Hein (13-2) has reeled off back-to-back wins, improving his Octagon mark to 3-1.

Bang (18-9) has split his four UFC appearances.

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Germany’s Nick Hein will compete in his home country this September, meeting Tae Hyun Bang at UFC Fight Night 93.

Hein (13-2) has reeled off back-to-back wins, improving his Octagon mark to 3-1.

Bang (18-9) has split his four UFC appearances.

UFC Fight Night 93 takes place September 3 from Hamburg, Germany and the Barclaycard Arena. The all-UFC Fight Pass event features Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlovski and Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi.