The Korean Zombie Embarassed After UFC on ESPN+ 38 Loss

The Korean Zombie is feeling the aftereffects of his one-sided defeat at the hands of Brian Ortega at UFC on ESPN+ 38.  As much damage as The Korean Zombie sustained at UFC on ESPN+ 38 against Brian Ortega in the event’s headliner, it isn’t the bu…

The Korean Zombie is feeling the aftereffects of his one-sided defeat at the hands of Brian Ortega at UFC on ESPN+ 38.  As much damage as The Korean Zombie sustained at UFC on ESPN+ 38 against Brian Ortega in the event’s headliner, it isn’t the bumps and bruises from the bout that was hurting him […]

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‘The Korean Zombie’ Issues A Statement After Losing To Brian Ortega

'The Korean Zombie'Top featherweight contender Chan Sung Jung AKA ‘The Korean Zombie’ has addressed his loss to Brian Ortega in the UFC Fight Island 6 main event for the first time. ‘The Korean Zombie’ was a considerable favourite heading into his fight against ‘T-City’ who had taken almost two years off since suffering a brutal beating at […]

'The Korean Zombie'

Top featherweight contender Chan Sung Jung AKA ‘The Korean Zombie’ has addressed his loss to Brian Ortega in the UFC Fight Island 6 main event for the first time.

‘The Korean Zombie’ was a considerable favourite heading into his fight against ‘T-City’ who had taken almost two years off since suffering a brutal beating at the hands of former featherweight champion Max Holloway.

On the night things were much different than anticipated. Ortega looked vastly improved from the last time we saw him in action. He was patient with his striking offence and well versed in the art of defence. Ortega mixed in his boxing with a wrestling threat to keep ‘TKZ’ guessing in each of the five rounds.

Ortega scored two knockdowns and enjoyed several highlight moments in the fight. He was unable to find the finish, but it was clear he had won even before the judges rendered their unanimous decision.

‘The Korean Zombie’ looked a far cry from what MMA fans have come to expect. He was somewhat shot shy. Often in range but unable to pull the trigger and when he did unable to find the target a lot of the time.

After the fight Jung took to social media to express his thoughts about the fight, he wrote.

“I don’t remember round 3,4,5 I don’t remember, but it’s so amazing to see you fighting.. haha.. I have to find out why I lost when I lose the game.. the opponent was too high, south I was supposed to attract my opponent when I was in the middle of the day.. but I’m just a fool who hit such a elbow. Ortega did so well.. and it’s just that I’m so ashamed of myself right now. Thank you for your support though. Sorry.” (Translated from Korean)

Who do you think ‘The Korean Zombie’ should fight next?

Brian Ortega Puts On Striking Clinic In Judging Win Over ‘The Korean Zombie’ – UFC Fight Island 6 Highlights

OrtegaBrian ‘T-City’ Ortega is back with a bang, and back in title contention. Earning his second crack at UFC featherweight gold, the Californian displayed a creative striking showcase with a five-round, dominant victory over fellow one-time title challenger, ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung. The renowned grappler displayed a fantastically adept overall striking game to […]

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Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega is back with a bang, and back in title contention. Earning his second crack at UFC featherweight gold, the Californian displayed a creative striking showcase with a five-round, dominant victory over fellow one-time title challenger, ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung.

The renowned grappler displayed a fantastically adept overall striking game to pick the South Korean power-puncher apart for the opening-round, before scoring a knockdown via a counter left hook.

Finding his range briefly in the second frame, Zombie managed to setup a well-placed counter right hook midway through the frame, before Ortega found his second knockdown of the fight with a beautifully timed spinning elbow. Finishing the round from top-position, Ortega managed a late takedown at the fence.

Stuffing a takedown attempt in the third, Zombie was once again picked apart in the third with more sharp boxing and lateral movement who rolled with the counter attempts of Jung and showed a real maturity in his defensive ability.

In the first of our two championship rounds, a clash of heads as Ortega pressed for a takedown resulted in a cut on the left eyelid of Zombie, with the Octagon side physician checking the cut before allowing Jung to continue.

With more of the same in the fifth and final frame, Ortega rounded out his dominant 50-45 x3 victory with some more leading pressure and boxing.

Below, check out the highlights of Ortega’s title earning victory over Zombie.

UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie Results

OrtegaLowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie Results throughout the night (Sat. 17th. October 2020) from the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. One-time UFC featherweight title challengers, Brain ‘T-City’ Ortega, and ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung look to finally settle their differences, and […]

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LowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie Results throughout the night (Sat. 17th. October 2020) from the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

One-time UFC featherweight title challengers, Brain ‘T-City’ Ortega, and ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung look to finally settle their differences, and subsequently earn a crack at Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski’s throne.

Originally scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night Busan in December of last year – Ortega was forced to withdraw after he suffered a knee injury. In his place stepped former lightweight champion, Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar – with Jung scoring a quickfire opening-round knockout win.

Limited to just one Octagon appearance since UFC 231 in December of 2018 – Ortega dropped his first professional defeat in a one-sided fourth-round doctor’s stoppage defeat to former featherweight kingpin, Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway.

In a reworked co-main event, one-time flyweight title challenger, Katlyn ‘Blonde Fighter’ Chookagian welcomes former strawweight titleholder, Jéssica ‘Bate Estaca’ Andrade to the 125-pounds ranks in a high-stakes pairing.

Returning to winning ways at UFC Vegas in September, Chookagian managed a one-sided unanimous decision win over Antonina ‘La Pantera’ Shevchenko – following a title challenger loss to her younger sister, Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko.

Testing the flyweight ranks for the first time in her promotional stint, Brazilian powerhouse, Andrade has dropped two on the trot; a strawweight title defence defeat to Zhang Weili, and a rematch loss to fellow former champion, Rose Namajunas at UFC 251 also on ‘Fight Island’ in July.

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UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie Results

Main Card: (ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung

Women’s Flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jéssica Andrade

Light Heavyweight: Jimmy Crute vs. Modestas Bukauskas

Welterweight: Cláudio Silva vs. James Krause

Featherweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Jonathan Martinez

Preliminary Card: (ESPN+)

Lightweight: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze

Women’s Flyweight: Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho

Middleweight: Jun Yong Park vs. John Phillips

Lightweight: Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam

Light Heavyweight: Gahzhimurad Antigulov vs. Maxim Grishin

Bantamweight: Said Nurmagomedov vs. Mark Striegl

Brian Ortega vs. ‘The Korean Zombie’ Staff Predictions

Brian OrtegaIn the UFC Fight Island 6 main event, we have a super exciting featherweight bout with title implications. Brian Ortega returns to the Octagon for the first time in almost two years to take on ‘The Korean Zombie’ in a fight that will decide who is next in line for 145lb king Alexander Volkanovski. Who’ll […]

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In the UFC Fight Island 6 main event, we have a super exciting featherweight bout with title implications. Brian Ortega returns to the Octagon for the first time in almost two years to take on ‘The Korean Zombie’ in a fight that will decide who is next in line for 145lb king Alexander Volkanovski. Who’ll earn the next featherweight title shot tonight? Let’s find out what the LowKickMMA staff think…

Jordan Ellis: This is a great fight and I’m really glad we are finally getting it. I give the edge to ‘The Korean Zombie’ mainly because he has been more active as of late. I expect he will be able to avoid Brian Ortega’s serious submission game and keep this fight on the feet. If ‘T-City’ hasn’t made some vast improvements to his striking defence during his layoff it could be an early night. Either way, I expect ‘TKZ’ to win but it’s hard to predict how when I’m unsure exactly what version of his opponent will show up.

Prediction: ‘The Korean Zombie’

Harry O’Connor: Often Brian Ortega can be known to take damage and I think this might cost him in this fight. Looking at TKZ’s last fight against Edgar, it was a demolition job and I’m not sure that Ortega will be able to withstand that if TKZ is to do the same, I also wonder whether Ortega will be the same after his loss to Holloway, he also hasn’t fought since the end of 2018. I’m going to go with TKZ by TKO in the second round.

Prediction: ‘The Korean Zombie’

Karim Nathan: This is a tough one because I’m not sure how Ortega will look like after almost 2 years out, I think we will definitely see improvements in his striking but he will ultimately try to get it to the mat and I think TKZ’s takedown defense will be good enough for him to keep the fight standing and for Zombie to get the late KO in round 4 or 5.

Prediction: ‘The Korean Zombie’

Ross Markey: Ortega’s certainly had quite the lengthy layoff ahead of this one, just shy of two years, in fact. Since his return from transcription, Zombie has looked almost faultless – scoring knockouts in each of his three wins. Even in his stunning, buzzer-beating defeat to Yair Rodríguez – he looked quite comfortable in the grand scheme of things. He’s also adopted a real sharp standup game, and his rare twister finish of Leonard Garcia shows us his often overlooked grappling chaps. Ortega’s key to success in this one comes late and more likely than not, on the ground – a place I don’t envision Jung allowing him to get comfortable at. Zombie to finish with strikes before the third round. 

Prediction: ‘The Korean Zombie’

Abhinav Kini: This is a fight I’ve been eager to see for a while now. However, Brian Ortega’s prolonged absence does make me edge towards the Korean Zombie even more than I did if they fought in December last year. Ortega isn’t one who proactively looks for takedowns and submissions. He will go for it if there’s but he doesn’t mind striking either as we’ve seen in all his recent fights. And for that reason, I don’t think things will end well for him when he’s facing a superior striker in TKZ who has fight-ending power and good takedown defense. I have Zombie getting the KO finish within 2 or 3 rounds.

Prediction: ‘The Korean Zombie’

Ryan MacCarthy: Zombie has looked very very good since he returned to the octagon in 2017. His power is legit, and if it weren’t for the greatest knockout in history a couple of years ago, he’d probably have a title shot by now. It’s really really hard for me to go against Zombie’s momentum right now, but I can’t shake this feeling that two years of change is going to make a world of difference for Ortega. If we see this new and improved version of Brian Ortega after 2 years on the sidelines, my goodness this division needs to watch out. What a scary proposition that would be if he has improved the holes in his game that Holloway exposed. I’m expecting a highly competitive back-and-forth fight of the night and i see Ortega taking this by submission in the 4th round.

Prediction: Brian Ortega

UFC on ESPN+ 38 Weigh-In Results: All Fighters On Target

The UFC on ESPN+ 38 weigh-ins are complete, and all fighters were on target. In the main event, Brain Ortega and Chan Sung Jung will square off. Brain Ortega shaved his trademark locks for charity (Locks of Love) and is now ready for war against the Ko…

The UFC on ESPN+ 38 weigh-ins are complete, and all fighters were on target. In the main event, Brain Ortega and Chan Sung Jung will square off. Brain Ortega shaved his trademark locks for charity (Locks of Love) and is now ready for war against the Korean Zombie for rights to be considered the #1 […]

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