Brian Ortega to Meet ‘The Korean Zombie’ in UFC South Korea Headliner on Dec. 21
By: Tristen Critchfield Sep 23, 2019
A featherweight showdown between Brian
Ortega and Chan Sung
Jung will serve as the main event for UFC Fight Night 165 in
South Korea on Dec. 21.
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the pairing on Monday. UFC
Fight Night 165 takes place at Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea,
and will also include a light heavyweight tilt between Volkan
Oezdemir and Aleksandar
Rakic. The main card will air on ESPN+ at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT
following prelims on ESPN at 2 a.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
Ortega is coming off a fourth-round technical knockout loss to
Holloway in a featherweight title bout at UFC 231 last
December. Prior to that, “T-City” was unbeaten in 15 professional
appearances, including seven in the Octagon. Ortega owns notable
triumphs over Frankie
Edgar, Cub Swanson
Carneiro in UFC competition.
Jung, meanwhile, rebounded from a heartbreaking loss against
Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 139 to score a 58-second TKO of
Carneiro in his last outing at UFC Fight Night 154 on June 22. “The
Korean Zombie” is 5-2 during his promotional tenure, with notable
wins over Dustin
Bermudez and Mark
Hominick. The 32-year-old South Korean came up short in a title
bid against then champion Jose Aldo at
UFC 163 in August 2013.