There aren’t too many bouts that’ve been added to UFC Fight Night 210 thus far, just three in fact.
The most recent of those added bouts comes in the light-heavyweight division between surging prospects Dustin Jacoby and Da Un Jung.
UFC Fight Night 210 will go down on July 16, 2022, at a to-be-determined venue.
Dustin Jacoby came to the UFC back in 2011 with a record of 6-0, but quickly fell to 6-2 and was released from the promotion within just a few short months. Jacoby would go 4-3 over his next seven bouts, claiming the Cage Fury FC middleweight championship in that time, before taking a break from the sport.
Only he didn’t take a break from combat sports, just MMA, as he began his professional kickboxing journey.
Though Jacoby went 10-8 in kickboxing, 15 of those 18 bouts were contested under the Glory banner, and he fought some of the very best in the entire sport in this time.
Jacoby defeated Wayne Barrett twice, someone who’d defeated a multi-time world champion in Joe Schilling; he defeated Karl Roberson, a current UFC talent, and he fought Simon Marcus twice, one of the best kickboxers in the whole sport.
Marcus’ last three defeats in kickboxing come to Alex Pereira (twice) and Jason Wilnis, the last two men to defeat UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in kickboxing.
Nonetheless, Jacoby would return to MMA in 2019 to secure a victory, before winning his Contender Series bout in 2020 to regain entrance into the UFC.
Since returning to MMA, Jacoby hasn’t lost, going 7-0-1 (5-0-1 UFC) upon return, defeating the likes of Justin Ledet (TKO), former AFC light-heavyweight champion Maxim Grishin (UD), Ion Cutelaba (draw), Darren Stewart (TKO), John Allan (UD), and former TFL light-heavyweight champion Michal Oleksiejczuk (UD) earlier this year in March.
The latest victory over Oleksiejczuk saw Jacoby improve to 17-5-1 as a professional.
Going to kickboxing certainly aided him greatly, he’s a completely different fighter now.
Da Un Jung on the other hand first came to the UFC in 2019 with a record of 11-2 as the HEAT light-heavyweight champion. Jung, like Jacoby (since his return to the promotion), has yet to lose his first octagon bout, and he too has a draw in the middle of that run.
Jung, since joining the UFC roster, has gone 4-0-1, defeating the likes of Khadis Ibragimov (guillotine choke), Mike Rodriguez (KO), Sam Alvey (draw), William Knight (UD), and most recently Kennedy Nzechukwu (KO) last November, improving his record to 15-2-1.
This is a very interesting match up between two very successful light-heavyweights.
Who do you see coming out on top?
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