The arena in Busan, South Korea was loaded with chants of “Zombie! Zombie!” as “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung, sent just one of the major performances of his profession at UFC on ESPN+ 23.
Frankie Edgar had stepped in on just above two weeks’ see to swap the hurt Brian Ortega for the December 2019 bout in South Korea. But the alter of opponent appeared to make any difference little to Jung, who made an inspired efficiency to rating a big initially-round gain.
Seemingly energized by the raucous crowd inside the Sajik Arena, Jung snapped out some powerful early punches and easily shrugged off an Edgar takedown attempt as he imposed his power on the previous UFC light-weight winner in the opening seconds of the combat.
Jung then countered an Edgar leg kick with a large left hand that stung the American as the group turned up the sound in anticipation of an early complete. The South Korean didn’t require a second invitation and poured on the stress with a salvo of strikes that sent Edgar to the deck, in which Jung continued his onslaught.
Someway, Edgar managed to struggle his way back again to his toes, but an additional barrage of strikes despatched him back down to the canvas as referee Marc Goddard stepped in to spare him further punishment and hand Jung a massive earn in front of his fellow countrymen.
Jung (16-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC), returns to action against Ortega (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in the key party of UFC on ESPN+ 38, which takes position Saturday at Flash Discussion board at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Ahead of he faces “T-City,” relive “The Korean Zombie’s” one particular-round demolition task on Edgar by means of the video clip over.