It feels like these two featherweights have been in line to fight each other for over a year now.
Finally, it’s here. The winner of this fight will earn the title of number 1 contender to be next in line to face Alex Volkanovski.
The Korean Zombie was on his way to glory in the featherweight division before he was stopped in his tracks by an unbelievable, last second reverse elbow from Yair Rodriguez back in 2018. It should be noted that the South Korean dominated the fight and was, literally, 1 second away from winning.
Brian ‘T-city’ Ortega has been out of action for nearly 2 years now after losing to Max Holloway in December 2018.
The submission specialist may have lost all of his previously held momentum after his defeat to Holloway. It’s also been 2 years, it splits opinions, but ring rust may come into play.
The Korean Zombie has turned into an excellent technical fighter, did i mention he is one of the toughest fighters in the entire UFC. Whilst Ortega has been out of action, while he does possess fantastic dexterity, the Zombie may be just too tough for T-city.
Nonetheless, this fight will be another case of wherever it goes, the other person will win. A ground fight favours Jiu Jitsu second degree black-belt Ortega whilst a stand up bout suits the hounding and technically tough Chan Sung Jung.
With that in mind, I feel the fight going the Korean Zombies way. His toughness and technical ability combined may prove a serious problem for Brian Ortega.