“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung will have the chance to headline a card in his home country as he faces Brian Ortega in the main event at the upcoming UFC Fight Night show from Busan, South Korea on Dec. 21.
UFC officials announced the main event fight on Monday.
Rumors have been swirling for some time that Ortega and Jung were on a collision course, but the fight was never made official.
Now the pair of former featherweight title contenders will clash at the upcoming card from South Korea as Ortega looks to bounce back from his last loss while Jung attempts to build on a win in his last outing.
After an undefeated run through the first 15 fights of his career, Ortega tasted defeat for the first time when he fell to reigning featherweight champion Max Holloway in his last outing in July 2018. Ortega hasn’t competed since then so by the time he sets foot back in the Octagon in December it will have been around 17 months between fights.
As for “The Korean Zombie”, he picked up a huge win over Renato Moicano in his last fight after he blanked the Brazilian with a stunning 58-second knockout back in June. Jung has now gone 2-1 in his past three fights with his only loss coming by way of a last-second elbow strike knockout courtesy of Yair Rodriguez in 2018.
Ortega vs. Jung will headline the UFC’s upcoming return to South Korea with more fights expected to be announced in the coming weeks.