Dan Ige
Dynamite

USA

Routed by Chan Sung Jung
FeatherweightUFC
June 19, 2021
Ige lost to Chan Sung Jung via unanimous decision (47-48, 46-49, 46-49) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was another showcase spot for Ige and another case in which he struggled mightily. Baffled by the size and multi-faceted game of Jung, Ige was overwhelmed in every single aspect of this fight. It wasn't as close as the scorecards would lead you to believe. Ige's toughness is never in doubt and it wasn't here, but his complete inability to get anything going on the feet -- where he shines -- allowed the Zombie to to force this fight wherever he wanted. He dragged Ige to the mat with ease on multiple occasions and kept him pinned there. It's difficult to say a 29-year-old fighter with a 8-2 record in his past ten fights is at a crossroads, but Ige's difficulties in big spots are highly concerning. He competes in a loaded featherweight division, and while he's been impressive, we've seen nothing to this point to lead us to believe he is on par with the top fighters at 145 pounds.
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Will headline UFC Fight NIght
FeatherweightUFC
April 3, 2021
Ige is expected to headline UFC Fight Night against Chan Sung Jung on June 19, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ige made a statement in his previous bout on March 13 by defeating Gavin Tucker via KO in Round 1. He subsequently publically called for this matchup, as both he and Sung Jung are climbing the ranks in the featherweight division. However, the latter is coming off a loss in October, which was followed by a procedure on his knee. The eventual winner of this matchup is considered to be a strong candidate to face former champion Max Holloway.
Makes statement with quick KO
FeatherweightUFC
March 13, 2021
Ige defeated Gavin Tucker via KO (punch) at 0:22 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Ige is known as a volume over power guy, but you wouldn't know that from this performance. He sat back and fired off a counter right hand that turned Tucker's lights out. Referee Mike Beltran was right on top of it but there simply wasn't anything for him to do as Tucker was clearly finished. It's a massive statement from Ige on the heels of his main event loss to Calvin Kattar in his most recent bout last July. Ige is going to have to put together another string of solid efforts in order to enter the fringes of the title picture at 145 pounds, but this was as good of a start as possible to such a potential streak.
Set to fight Gavin Tucker
FeatherweightUFC
February 22, 2021
Ige will fight Gavin Tucker in a 145-pound bout March 13, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Tucker replaces Ryan Hall, who withdrew earlier in February. Ige is looking to get back on track after losing to Calvin Kattar via unanimous decision in July, a decision that ended a six-fight win streak. Tucker enters the Octagon with a three-fight win streak of his own. The two fighters are both 5-foot-7, but Ige has an advantage with his 71-inch reach.
Needs new opponent in March
FeatherweightUFC
February 11, 2021
Ige needs a new opponent if he's to remain on the March 13 card after Ryan Hall was forced to withdraw Thursday, Cole Shelton of BJPenn.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The reason for Hall's withdrawal is not yet clear. A replacement has yet to be found, but with more than a month remaining until the date of the fight, it should be possible for Ige to remain on the card.
Expected to fight in March
FeatherweightUFC
January 14, 2021
Ige is expected to face Ryan Hall (undisclosed) in a featherweight matchup at a UFC event scheduled for March 13, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ige will attempt to return to the win column in March after dropping his most recent fight to Calvin Kattar via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi in July. The loss brought his six-fight winning streak to an end. Hall was scheduled to fight in August, but he was forced off the card due to an undisclosed injury. He most recently defeated Darren Elkins via unanimous decision at UFC Sacramento, bringing his record with the promotion to 4-0. The two fighters are even in reach, but Hall has an edge in height.