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19 October 2020 00:32

Jon Jones Daniel Cormier Mixed martial arts

Brian Ortega defeats The Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi after a two-year absence

Brian Ortega comfortably beat Chan Sung Jung on Saturday night (Picture: Getty Images) The Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung, says he has no memory of the last three rounds of his one-sided loss to Brian Ortega in the UFC on Saturday night. The UFC featherweight title eliminator was expected to be a close contest but Ortega dominated the bout, winning a unanimous decision with all three judges giving the winner all five rounds. Zombie did have his moments and was doing well in the second round before he was caught with a sublime spinning elbow from Ortega which put him down. The 33-year-old former title challenger survived the round but he never got close to winning the fight from there on in and admits that he remembers nothing of the bout from there on in. Brian Ortega pulls off the reverse Samsom and puts on a 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜 against Korean Zombie to secure a title shot!

T-City will go straight back into title contention by winning his first fight since December 2018, when he was comprehensively beaten by then featherweight champion Max Holloway. Alexander Volkanovski now holds the strap and Ortega will get his second chance to claim UFC gold in his next outing. More known for his sensational jiu-jitsu, Ortega showed vastly improved stand up skills in his 15th professional win and credited the new coaching team he has acquired since his last fight. Brian Ortega vowed that fans would see a new side of him in his return to action after a long layoff. For 25 minutes, Ortega out-struck and outworked "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung to pick up a commanding unanimous decision win in the main event of UFC Fight Island 6 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

Discussing his performance on the ESPN+ post-fight show, Ortega said that the next stage of his career is just beginning. "It feels great," Ortega said. "I was expecting a solid first round," Ortega said. "If you look at all of his fights, right from the beginning, [Renato] Moicano, [Frankie] Edgar, Dennis Bermudez, all the dangerous times is at the first round. Ortega wound up winning the first round and then taking the second by an even larger margin.

It was in round two that Ortega landed a wicked spinning shot that likely would have finished any featherweight not named The Korean Zombie. He can't hit me from here, he's having a hard time swinging, he's missing,' and I was like I'm just gonna stay here." When I was doing my weight cut I was like, 'Man, I'm suffering right now.' I don't know why, I get sentimental, I started thinking I'm suffering with these poor people, they're suffering more than I am. "And I was like, 'Yo, bring the f*cking clippers right now, I'm doing this.' They suffer for a long time and they have to deal with it. 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.

Brian Ortega ended a near two-year layoff from MMA by rebounding with a dominant win over 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung. Ortega lost that bout decisively, with the doctor calling the fight at the end of the fourth round. Max Holloway deserves more credit for what he did to Brian Ortega in 2018. Just rewatched for the first time in a couple years and that was as bad of a beatdown as we've seen recently in a title fight. "I said this in the beginning, in the very, very beginning when the fight was first set up: 'We will meet again.' He's going to stay at the top.

I'm not a guy that's going to just fall off like that. Brian Ortega looking to get a rematch against Holloway Ortega is smart to go for the Holloway rematch before the Volkanovski fight. However, now that he is off his perch, a rebound fight against Ortega might be a good idea. Brian Ortega produced one of the performances of his career to overcome Chan Sung Jung, "The Korean Zombie", at UFC Fight Night 3 in Abu Dhabi to move step closer towards a shot at the Featherweight championship belt he craves so much. The American, ranked 2 in the world and now with an impressive record of 15-1-0, defeated his 33-year-old opponent via a unanimous decision in one of the most anticipated bouts of Fight Island 2, the five-event series that kicked off on September 27 with UFC 253 and will wrap up next weekend with UFC 254. Ortega had not fought since a fourth round TKO loss against Max Holloway at UFC 231 in December 2018, and had insisted a few days ago that there is no bad blood between him and The Korean Zombie, despite what has been portrayed in the media after a back and forth of trash talk eventually led to him slapping a friend of his opponent at a UFC event last March. "I was counted out," Ortega said after his win. "I'm a Laker fan, I've been a Laker since I was a kid, Dodger fan since I was a kid, win or lose, I'm with my team." the 27-year-old said. "It's really good to reach our goals, we train for fights, so many years, we've run after this for so long and it's really good to get in there and get a win and represent my team and my coach so well," Andrade said. "I hit her with a punch on her stomach and she yelled out and turned around and for a second I thought that the fight could have been over, but she turned around so I said it's not over and I went in again and kept hitting her and then the referee stopped it," the 27-year-old added. "I thought he was going to leave more openings to be taken down, but he didn't and I'm sort of glad that he didn't," he said. "I've got to go back and watch it, but I felt like the fight went just about how I thought it would. So, honestly the fight went about how I thought it would, I would have liked to come out with a finish, but given my circumstances with the 13, 14 days' notice, I'll take the win over the guy that's never been beaten before." I'm a big fan of Almeida, took this fight, my coaches believed in me, so I just went in there and had to get my job done, I'm happy," the winner said. "It was pretty fun, on my Instagram in 2015, I put, 'Almeida is going to be a world champion one day', and I fought him, so it's pretty good. I knew I was going to be a lot faster than him, and I've seen a couple of his fights, so I just started throwing my jab more and more.