Dustin Jacoby KO’s Da Un Jung, unbeaten in 7 fights since return at UFC on ABC 3
Dustin Jacoby continues rise
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us today, July 16, 2022, for UFC on ABC 3, going down live from the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York.
Headlining the event is a clash of top featherweight contenders, as former title challenger Brian Ortega (15-2) faces Yair Rodriguez (13-3) in the main event of the evening. Co-headlining the event is a women’s strawweight bout between Michelle Waterson (18-9) and Amanda Lemos (11-2-1).
The first feature bout on the preliminary card came in the light-heavyweight division between former Glory kickboxer Dustin Jacoby (17-5-1) and Korean talent Da Un Jung (15-2-1).
Jacoby has gone 5-0-1 since returning to the UFC, and he’s gone 7-0-1 since returning to MMA following a 10-5 start to his career, while Jung has gone 4-0-1 thus far into his UFC tenure.
Continue reading to see how this light-heavyweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Dustin Jacoby def. Da Un Jung via KO (punch) at 3:13 of round one
Jacoby takes the center and begins controlling the center once the fight begins, as he gets his leg kicks and straight punches going. He’s looking good early on, as is Jung, who isn’t making it easy for Jacoby.
Jung is landing some nice shots of his own, throwing some tricky kicks and accurate punches.
However, Jacoby land a jab, followed by a jab-cross combination that flattens Jung.
Jung was working his way up, and some may call it an early stoppage. But he did go out for a split second, and the referee did him a service in stopping this fight. Jacoby fought some of the very best kickboxers in the entire world such as Simon Marcus twice and Alex Pereira, amongst others.
When he has an opponent hurt, chances are, they won’t last much longer.
11 of Jung’s 15 wins came via knockout, and Jacoby just floored him, becoming the first man to defeat him inside the octagon.
Dustin Jacoby has now gone 6-0-1 since returning to the UFC, and he may have just bumped himself up from his no. 15 spot in the rankings.
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