Chan Sung Jung
The Korean Zombie

South Korea

Out
Injury Eye
Est. Return 8/1/2020
New bout versus Ortega
FeatherweightUFC
Out
May 27, 2020
Dana White said Wednesday that Jung (eye) will be booked for a featherweight bout against Brian Ortega, Phil Murphy of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
White also said the winner would take on the victor from the Featherweight Championship rematch between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway. Neither bout has an announced date, but both are likely to take place sometime over the summer. Jung and Ortega were supposed to fight at UFC Busan in December, but Ortega was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury. Frankie Edgar stepped in to replace him, and "The Korean Zombie" made quick work with a TKO (punches) at 3:18 of Round 1. Jung underwent eye surgery in February to address his issues with double vision and should be cleared to fight again in July.
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Set for eye surgery
FeatherweightUFC
Out
February 24, 2020
Jung will undergo eye surgery and won't fight until July at the earliest, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Jung received a second opinion from a doctor in Phoenix after a doctor in South Korea initial said surgery wouldn't be required to correct his double vision issues. He doesn't believe the surgery will be a major one and expects to be able to fight again over the summer.
Makes quick work of Frankie Edgar
FeatherweightUFC
Out
December 21, 2019
Jung defeated Frankie Edgar via TKO (punches) at 3:18 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on Saturday in Busan, South Korea.
ANALYSIS
Jung entered this fight as a betting favorite against a short-notice opponent, and quickly put his skills on display in front of the South Korean crowd backing his cause. While "The Korean Zombie" needed just minutes to get the finish, he managed to accumulate 46 significant strikes (all to the head), resulting in a strong score from a fantasy perspective. He'll also go home with a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. TKZ now puts himself in the immediate conversation for a title shot at 145 pounds, but with newly-crowned champion Alexander Volkanovski now sidelined after hand surgery, Jung may be forced to accept another fight. The UFC likely won't be able to run back Brian Ortega for a while, so a matchup against top contender Zabit Magomedsharipov might make sense.
Gets new opponent
FeatherweightUFC
Out
December 5, 2019
Jung will now face Frankie Edgar in a featherweight matchup for the main event at UFC Busan on Dec. 21, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Jung's fight at UFC Busan is back on as Edgar will step in on short notice to replace Brian Ortega (knee), who withdrew from the fight Wednesday night. Jung most recently defeated Renato Moicano via TKO (punches) at UFC Greenville in June, which brought his professional record to 15-5. The 32-year-old will face Edgar, who lost his most recent fight to Max Holloway via unanimous decision in July. Edgar was planning to move to bantamweight in January, but he will compete at least once more as a featherweight. Jung has advantages in height and reach heading into the fight.
Ortega withdraws from UFC Busan
FeatherweightUFC
Out
December 4, 2019
Sung Jung won't fight Brian Ortega in a featherweight bout for the main event at UFC Busan on Dec. 21 since Ortega pulled out due to an undisclosed injury, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
The Korean Zombie was set up for a prime matchup in his home country with Ortega, but Sung Jung's status is now in limbo with less than three weeks until the event. The 32-year-old last faced Renato Moicano at UFC Fight Night 154 in June and dispatched him via a first-round TKO. According to Helwani, UFC is attempting to keep Sung Jung in the promotion despite losing his highly-ranked opponent, but no replacement fighter has been finalized.
Headliner in home country
FeatherweightUFC
Out
September 23, 2019
Jung will fight Brian Ortega in a featherweight bout for the main event at UFC Busan on Dec. 21.
ANALYSIS
This will be the first fight for Jung following his first-round TKO of Renato Moicano at UFC Fight Night 154. He threw a few thunderous punches to Moicano, and will looking to duplicate his efforts in his home country of South Korea. The "Korean Zombie" will look to improve on his 15-5-0 professional record against the second-ranked featherweight in UFC. Ortega is coming off a tough defeat at the hands of top-ranked Max Holloway, so he'll be eager for a chance to bounce back. With two high-profile fighters ready to face off, this fight will draw plenty of interest throughout the UFC.