Asia

Chan Sung Jung earns 6th UFC win, knocks out Frankie Edgar at ‘UFC Fight Night 165’ in Busan, South Korea

Fighting out of Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, South Korea, Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung, 32, has earned his sixth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 165,” also called “UFC on ESPN+ 23.”

Featuring 13 mixed martial arts matches, the UFC held “UFC Fight Night 165” at the Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on December 21, 2019. In the main event of the evening, Jung competed in the featherweight division against Frankie “The Answer” Edgar, 38, of Toms River, New Jersey, United States.

Marc Goddard served as the referee. He put a stop to the featherweight contest after 3 minutes and 18 seconds in the first round when Jung knocked out Edgar via punches.

“I am really happy,” Jung said in his post-fight interview. “This is my present just in time for Christmas.”

“I wanted to fight Edgar for 25 minutes,” the Korean MMA fighter continued. “This part I regret but I guess it’s relieving. I’ve been travelling back and forth for 10 weeks. I deserved this win.”

Losing to Jung at “UFC Fight Night 165” downgraded the professional MMA record of Edgar to 23 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw. It was his eighth loss in the UFC.

On the other hand, Jung now has 16 wins and 5 losses. He is now riding a two-bout winning streak.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6SDu6QFdtU/

 

Born in Pohang, South Korea on March 17, 1987, Jung is a 4th dan black belt in hapkido and 3rd dan black belt in taekwondo. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2007.

Jung has been competing in the UFC since 2011. The first five opponents he defeated in the promotion were Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia, 40, of Plainview, Texas, USA; Mark “The Machine” Hominick, 37, of London, Ontario, Canada; Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 30, of Carencro, Louisiana, USA; Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez, 33, of Saugerties, New York, USA and Renator “Moicano” Carneiro, 30, of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.