Chan Sung Jung proved he’s still a top featherweight earlier tonight (Sat., June 19, 2021) at UFC Vegas 29 live on ESPN2/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “Korean Zombie” outlasted battled-tested contender Dan Ige to the tune of a unanimous decision win.
Korean Zombie was surprisingly patient in the first round as he tried to time his strikes and even mixed in a takedown. Ige was right there to counter, though, as he hit Korean Zombie with some nice uppercuts and hooks. Korean Zombie came out firing in the second and planted Ige on his butt in the early going. Ige returned favor with some whipping leg kicks, but it was Jung who commanded the pace.
In Round 3, Korean Zombie went back to his wrestling and secured another timely takedown. Korean Zombie quickly took the back of Ige and nearly locked in a rear-naked choke. Ige fought nicely but was giving up some serious control time to Jung. Ige tried to return the favor in the fourth round and came out more aggressive to score some good shots, but Korean Zombie yet again went back to the takedown to take control.
Ige needed a finish in the fifth round and he came out swinging like his life depended on it. Korean Zombie ate some really hard punches, but Jung once again utilized his grappling and gained back control off another takedown. In the end, Korean Zombie cruised to the decision win.
Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:
50K ready for the bright lights #UFCVegas29 on ESPN2 & @ESPNPlus pic.twitter.com/qC5Bo32xHe— UFC (@ufc) June 20, 2021
Cue The Cranberries ♂️#UFCVegas29 on ESPN2 & @ESPNPlus pic.twitter.com/ICa6d3aqVe— UFC (@ufc) June 20, 2021
FEATHERWEIGHT FIREWORKS INCOMING. #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/iooOBAVR9t— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) June 20, 2021
Round 2 starts with a bang @KoreanZombieMMA #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/mdF4xdG05m— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 20, 2021
Eric Nicksick: Look at me, bro. I believe in you, kid.— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 20, 2021
Dan Ige: I know I can do it.
Eric Nicksick: I know you can do it. You've got 10 f---ing minutes, man. Give me everything you f---ing got.@Eric_XCMMA and @Dynamitedan808 before Round 4 #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/Jwe1iKo6Sx
Prenden la máquina en busca de acabar la pelea! #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/9cs9RjBmDh— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) June 20, 2021
Presionan con estrategia en el último round! #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/SnhRF16vLR— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) June 20, 2021
The Korean Zombie buscando la sumisión hasta el último momento #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/i0IVujPRIN— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) June 20, 2021
After a dominant performance, @KoreanZombieMMA received his BJJ black belt #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/RcRLdVBBN0— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 20, 2021
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