Korean Zombie vs Dan Ige goes down on June 19th as a UFC Fight Night main event.
Chan Sung Jung has an incredibly crowd-pleasing style and this pairs well with 50K Ige. A guy whose nickname is a nod to the $50,000 bonus that accompanies receiving a performance of the night bonus in the UFC.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to report on the news of this bout coming to fruition.
Per sources, Korean Zombie (@KoreanZombieMMA) vs. Dan Ige (@Dynamitedan808) will headline a UFC Fight Night on June 19. A fight Ige has been calling for. Zombie in title contention, looking to bounce back from loss to Ortega. Two hard hitters at 145. https://t.co/l7ThqICUOf
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 3, 2021
This is a fight that Ige has publically called for multiple times over the last year. He reiterated his desire to fight Chan Sung Jung once more recently and his call has finally been answered.
A location or venue has not been named as of yet for this featherweight fight.
Korean Zombie vs Dan Ige
Chan Sung Jung looks to get back into the win column after losing to Brian Ortega last time out in a lopsided decision loss last October.
Jung had a run of back-to-back wins snapped that saw him knock out both Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar. He halted both of these reputable warriors in the opening frame.
Dan Ige was riding a six-fight winning streak prior to taking a defeat to Calvin Kattar. The rising 145 lb contender would empathically rebound from that loss though.
Dan Ige’s last performance was a sub-thirty-second victory over Gavin Tucker via knockout in March.
Korean Zombie vs Dan Ige pits the number five ranked featherweight against the number eight ranked featherweight, respectively. These numbers per UFC’s official rankings.
The aforementioned Ortega is lined up for a season coaching The Ultimate Fighter opposite reigning 145-pound champion Alexander Volkanovsi.
This ultimately creates a timeline that holds up the UFC featherweight championship for a while. Max Holloway likely waits in the wings for the winner of Ortega vs Volkanovski after months of TUF.
Jung versus Ige could the winner to a favorable point somewhere in the tier just underneath all for that action.
Who do you think advances in the UFC’s featherweight ranks when Jung vs Ige goes down?