Fast-rising Korean featherweight prospect Chan Sung Jung (10-1) recently signed a six-fight deal with the WEC -- and now the promotion has secured his welcoming party in the form of division standout Cub Swanson (14-3) at the upcoming April 24 pay-per-view from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA.
After getting obliterated by Jose Aldo in just eight seconds back at WEC 41: "Brown vs. Faber 2" in June 2009, Swanson rebounded nicely with a submission win (rear naked choke) over John Franchi at the WEC 44: "Brown vs. Aldo" event back in November.
The California native is considered one of the promotions up-and-coming stars and could prove to be a formidable test for the Korean import.
At just 22 years-old, Jung has accumulated an impressive 10-1 record since making his professional debut at the Super Sambo Festival in June 2007. After an initial stint in South Korean circuits, he fought in the Japanese-based DEEP organization where he earned victories over Michihiro Omigawa and Fanjin Son.
The Korean Top Team product shot into limelight last year as a participant in Sengoku's featherweight grand prix, where he choked out Shintaro Ishiwatari in a fierce slugfest before dropping a controversial decision to the eventual champion, Masanori Kanehara.
He quickly rebounded with a victory over Matt Jaggers at Sengoku 9.
Jung, who carries a bizarre moniker of "Korean Zombie," most recently fought in a kickboxing bout at the "It's Showtime" event in the Czech Republic. Squaring off against the former Lumpini stadium champion, Pajonsuk SKV, he scored a highlight-reel knockout with spinning backfist; unfortunately, Jung's ignorance of the promotion's ban of the spinning backfist under its rule set nullified his victory and resulted in disqualification.
Perhaps he can try it again in Sacramento with better results.
WEC 48: "Aldo vs. Faber" features a featherweight championship bout between the local fan favorite "The California Kid" Urijah Faber and unstoppable 145-pound champion Jose Aldo.
Also announced for the main card is a lightweight championship brouhaha between champion Ben "Smooth" Henderson and challenger Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Former featherweight champion Mike Brown will also take part in the event when he enters the cage opposite Manny Gamburyan.
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