Two of the top featherweights in the world battle in a high stakes affair on Saturday as No. 2-ranked Brian Ortega takes on No. 4-ranked “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung from “Fight Island” at the Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
For the past year, Ortega and Jung have been trash-talking each other, with the latter saying in February that the former was scared to fight him because Ortega had to bow of their scheduled fight last December with a knee injury. Ortega responded at UFC 248 by slapping Jung’s translater and entertainer Jay Park. Cooler heads have since prevailed, and Ortega apologized to Jay Park for the incident.
Ortega competes for the first time since UFC 231 in December when he came up short, losing to then-featherweight champion Max Holloway by fourth-round TKO to suffer the first defeat of his professional career. The 29-year-old took time off to recover from multiple injuries.
After losing his return bout from a 21-month layoff in an all-time classic against Yair Rodriguez, Jung has reeled off back-to-back stoppage wins over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar, respectively.
The winner puts himself in prime position to get another crack at featherweight gold, currently by Alexander Volkanovski. This fight has all the makings to be the “Fight of the Year” if Ortega and Jung bring their all-action styles inside the Octagon.
Here is everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie.
When is UFC Fight Night: Brian Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie?
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
- Prelims: 4 p.m. ET
- Main card: 7 p.m. ET
- Live stream: ESPN+
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung takes place Saturday night, Oct. 17. Prelims get underway at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 7 p.m. ET.