‘Korean Zombie’ vs. Brian Ortega to Headline UFC Card on Oct. 17

By: Tristen Critchfield
Aug 18, 2020

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A pivotal featherweight showdown between Chan Sung Jung and Brian Ortega is expected to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Oct. 17.

Milenio was first to report the booking, and it was later confirmed by ESPN. A location for the event has not yet been announced, but the card is also expected to include a women’s flyweight clash pitting Jessica Andrade against Jessica Eye.

“The Korean Zombie” and Ortega were originally scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night 165 on Dec. 21, but a knee injury forced Ortega to exit the bout. Jung then dispatched replacement opponent Frankie Edgar via first-round technical knockout in the card’s new main event. Jung has won three of his last four UFC appearances, with his only defeat coming thanks to a Hail Mary KO from Yair Rodriguez in November 2018.

Ortega has not competed since suffering a fourth-round doctor stoppage loss to Max Holloway in a featherweight title fight at UFC 231 in December 2018. “T-City” was unbeaten in his first 15 professional appearances and owns notable wins over Edgar, Cub Swanson, Renato Carneiro and Clay Guida.

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