For the second consecutive week on UFC Battle Island, all the athletes produced pounds for their bouts.
Featherweight contenders Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung (aka The Korean Zombie) are set to headline Saturday’s UFC Battle Island 6 card in Abu Dhabi.
Just about every of them stepped on the scale at 146 kilos, producing their major function formal at Friday’s UFC Fight Island 6 weigh-in.
Ortega amazingly shaved his head before the weigh-in. Ortega’s manager, Tiki Ghosn, told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that his fighter was donating his hair to Locks of Enjoy, a charity to advantage youngsters undergoing chemotherapy.
Ortega enters the bout ranked No. 2 in the UFC featherweight division, even though Jung arrives in at No. 4. UFC president Dana White has reported that the bout will decide the future challenger to UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkov.
“It’s absolutely the No. 1 contender combat,” White told ESPN. “First of all, it’s the combat that should’ve occurred a long time in the past. We’re ultimately right here, with all the nuts stuff which is happened and all the mad issues that often happen in this small business. For us to eventually be here, the Zombie vs. Ortega, unquestionably the winner of this fight ought to get the future title shot.”
The unique UFC Struggle Island 6 co-most important party was set to aspect Cyril Gane from fellow climbing heavyweight contender Shamil Abdurakhimov. The bout underwent a change to Gane vs. newcomer Ante Delija when Abdurakhimov withdrew for undisclosed reasons.
The bout was then canceled altogether earlier this week after Delija was pulled from the battle due to the fact of inquiries relating to his contractual position.
Having that bout’s area is a pivotal women’s flyweight bout amongst Katlyn Chookagian and Jessica Andrade. At the moment ranked No. 1 in the division, Chookagian welcomes Andrade, who is now rated No. 2 at strawweight, to the 125-pound pounds class.
Equally females ended up on point on Friday, stepping on the scale at 126 kilos every.
UFC Battle Island 6: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie takes spot on Saturday on ESPN+.
UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie weigh-in effects
UFC Struggle Island 6 Major Card (7 p.m. ET on ESPN+)
- Brian Ortega (146) vs. Chan Sung Jung (146)
- Katlyn Chookagian (126) vs. Jessica Andrade (126)
- Jim Crute (206) vs. Modestas Bukauskas (206)
- Claudio Silva (171) vs. James Krause (171)
- Thomas Almeida (146) vs. Jonathan Martinez (146)
UFC Struggle Island 6 Preliminary Card (4 p.m. ET)
- Mateusz Gamrot (156) vs. Guram Kutateladze (156)
- Gillian Robertson (125.5) vs. Poliana Botelho (125)
- Jun Yong Park (185) vs. John Phillips (186)
- Jamie Mullarkey (156) vs. Fares Ziam (156)
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov (206) vs. Maxim Grishin (205.5)
- Reported Nurmagomedov (136) vs. Mark Striegl (136)
Brian Ortega shaves head, makes body weight for Korean Zombie | UFC Combat Island 6
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