Brian Ortega cemented himself as the best featherweight contender by outclassing fellow 145-pound title hopeful Chan Sung Jung as section of the UFC Fight Island 6 primary function previous Oct on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
As a final result, Ortega will go forward and fight defending champion Alexander Volkanovski in early 2021. While no formal date or place has been set up at this time, UFC President Dana White advised BT Sport the bout is “probably” likely down in February.
Prior to burying “The Korean Zombie,” Ortega (15-1, 1 NC) endured the to start with defeat of his experienced profession in a lopsided loss to Max Holloway at UFC 231, but the advancement on exhibit versus Jung has most of the MMA fanbase confident “T-City” can give the champ a run for his income.
As for Volkanovski (22-1), who sounds relieved to have a fresh opponent, “The Great” captured the featherweight crown from Holloway at UFC 245 back again in late 2019, then defended it versus “Blessed” in a carefully-contested rematch at UFC 251 the following summer season.
See you in February … we hope.