The Octagon continues to be on Yas Island for tonight’s UFC Fight Island 6 party, an 12-bout battle card headlined by The Korean Zombie vs. Brian Ortega.
The hugely anticipated featherweight main occasion has high stakes as UFC President Dana White recently announced that the winner of tonight’s Zombie vs. Ortega combat will receive the following shot at present featherweight champ Alex Volkanovski.
Chan Sung Jung (16-5 MMA), aka The Korean Zombie, was most recently noticed in action at December’s UFC event in his homeland of South Korea. That night in Busan, ‘TKZ’ recorded his 2nd straight TKO victory, stopping previous light-weight champion Frankie Edgar in the pretty initially round.
Meanwhile, Brian Ortega (14-1 MMA) will be competing for the initial time given that suffering an hideous TKO decline to Max Holloway at UFC 231. That setback served as the first of Ortega’s job. Prior to the decline ‘T-City’ had gone a perfect 6- below the UFC banner.
Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 6 event is co-headlined by a key women’s flyweight bout that includes perennial division contender Katlyn Chookagian (14-3 MMA) taking on previous strawweight champion Jessica Andrade (20-8 MMA).
Just after losing her title to Weili Zhang and then struggling a decision defeat to Rose Namajunas, Jessica Andrade has determined her long term lies at 125lbs.
The Brazilian had received 7 of her past 8 fights prior to people two most modern setbacks, so it will be intriguing to see if she can rebound in the promotions flyweight division.
In the meantime, Katlyn Chookagian will enter tonight’s UFC Fight Island 6 co-principal party seeking to make off the amazing conclusion victory she attained about Antonina Shevchenko this past May perhaps. That victory was preceded by a TKO reduction to Antonina’s sister Valentina at UFC 247, in a bout that served as Chookagian’s very first profession UFC title possibility.
Also featured on tonight’s UFC Fight Island 6 major card is an intriguing light-weight heavyweight struggle among extremely touted prospects Jimmy Crute and Modestas Bukauskas.
Crute (11-1 MMA) was most not long ago noticed in action at February’s UFC event in Auckland, where by he scored a submission victory about Michał Oleksiejczuk. Prior to that, ‘The Brute‘ was coming off the first decline of his occupation towards Canadian standout Misha Cirkunov.
In the meantime, Bukauskas (11-2 MMA) will enter tonight’s function on a 7-combat earn streak, his newest remaining a TKO victory around Andreas Michaelidis in his Octagon debut.
Get all of tonight’s UFC Fight Island 6: ‘Zombie vs. Ortega’ Reside Effects and Highlights down below:
UFC Fight Island 6 Main Card (ESPN)
Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Andrade
Jim Crute vs. Modestas Bukauskas
Claudio Henrique Da Silva vs. James Krause
Thomas Almeida vs. Jonathan Martinez
UFC Battle Island 6 Prelims (ESPN+)
Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze
Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho
Jun Yong Park vs. John Phillips
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Maxim Grishin
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Mark Striegl
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Makhmud Muradov
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This report 1st appeared on BJPENN.com on Oct 17, 2020