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UFC Fight Night: Brian Ortega and 'Korean Zombie' face off on Yas Island

The featherweight fight between American Ortega and Korean opponent Jung takes top billing on a packed 11-fight card in Abu Dhabi

Brian Ortega faced off against "The Korean Zombie" Jung Chan-sung at the octagon on Yas Beach in Abu Dhabi ahead of Sunday's fight at UFC Fight Night.

The featherweight fight between American Ortega and Korean opponent Jung takes top billing on a packed 11-fight card.

It is sure to making for compelling viewing come the eagerly anticipated collision at Flash Forum on Sunday morning, which brings to a close the penultimate event on a second Fight Island series in the capital.

The duo were supposed to face-off in December in Jung’s native South Korea, but Ortega was forced to withdraw because of a knee injury. Jung, whose professional mixed martial arts record stands at 16-5 (6-4 UFC), went on to defeat Frankie Edgar by first-round TKO.

Ortega (14-1 in MMA, 6-1 UFC) has not fought since his first professional defeat, when he was stopped by then-champion Max Holloway in December 2018. Before that loss, he had reeled off six successive victories since stepping into the octagon – all via finishes.

Updated: October 15, 2020 08:18 PM