Two of the top featherweights in the world battle in a high stakes affair on Saturday as No. 2-ranked Brian Ortega takes on No. 4-ranked “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung from “Fight Island” at the Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
For the past year, Ortega and Jung have been trash-talking each other, with the latter saying in February that the former was scared to fight him because Ortega had to bow of their scheduled fight last December with a knee injury. Ortega responded at UFC 248 by slapping Jung’s translater and entertainer Jay Park. Cooler heads have since prevailed, and Ortega apologized to Jay Park for the incident.
Ortega competes for the first time since UFC 231 in December when he came up short, losing to then-featherweight champion Max Holloway by fourth-round TKO to suffer the first defeat of his professional career. The 29-year-old took time off to recover from multiple injuries.
After losing his return bout from a 21-month layoff in an all-time classic against Yair Rodriguez, Jung has reeled off back-to-back stoppage wins over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar, respectively.
The winner puts himself in prime position to get another crack at featherweight gold, currently by Alexander Volkanovski. This fight has all the makings to be the “Fight of the Year” if Ortega and Jung bring their all-action styles inside the Octagon.
Here is everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie.
When is UFC Fight Night: Brian Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie?
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
- Prelims: 4 p.m. ET
- Main card: 7 p.m. ET
- Live stream: ESPN+
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung takes place Saturday night, Oct. 17. Prelims get underway at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 7 p.m. ET.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung TV, live stream info
In the United States, the prelims and main card are on ESPN+.
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In Canada, the prelims and main card are on TSN5.
Where is UFC Fight Night?
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung will take place at “Fight Island” from the Flash Forum in Yas lsland, Abu Dhabi. Ortega and Jung will be fighting there for the first time.
Ortega vs. Jung odds
According to BetMGM on Wednesday, the fight has “The Korean Zombie” installed as a sizable favorite. Jung comes in at -193, meaning that you would need to bet $193 to win $100. Meanwhile, Ortega is listed at +160, indicating that a $100 bet could net $160 if the resident of California exits the Octagon with a victory.
Brian Ortega record, bio
- Name: Brian Ortega
- Nationality: American
- Born: Feb. 21, 1991
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 69 inches
- Total fights: 16
- Record: 14-1, one no-contest
Chan Sung Jung record, bio
- Name: Chan Sung Jung
- Nationality: South Korean
- Born: March 17, 1987
- Height: 5-7
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 21
- Record: 16-5-0
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung fight card
- Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung; Featherweight
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jéssica Andrade; Women’s Flyweight
- Jimmy Crute vs. Modestas Bukauskas; Light Heavyweight
- Thomas Almeida vs. Jonathan Martinez; Featherweight
- Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze; Lightweight
- Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho; Women’s Flyweight
- Cláudio Silva vs. James Krause; Welterweight
- John Phillips vs. Jun Yong Park; Middleweight
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam; Lightweight
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Maxim Grishin; Light Heavyweight
- Mark Striegl vs. Said Nurmagomedov; Bantamweight