Archive: Chan Sung Jung

Oct 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Chan Sung Jung Thinks Mandatory Two Year Layoff May Help His Career

The news that UFC featherweight contender Chan Sung Jung would be out of the octagon for at least two years due to South Korea’s mandatory military enlistment law was a bit of a surprise, unless you’re Chan Sung Jung. He spoke with MMAFighting.com on Monday about the news and his career. “The Korean Zombie” appears...

Oct 12, 2014 9:00 am

Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung Full Fight Video

To get fight fans ready for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II, take a look back at UFC 163 where Jose Aldo defeated Chan Sung Jung. If Jose Aldo defeats Chad Mendes, Conor McGregor will likely get the next title shot according to UFC President Dana White. If you want to see that bout you...

Aug 26, 2014 7:12 am

Breaking: Korean Zombie injured, forced out of UFC Fight Night 53

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been forced out of his scheduled “UFC Fight Night 53” co-main event bout with Akira Corassani (12-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC), this according to his agent Brian Rhee. Rhee told BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor that “shoulder issues” were to blame for KZ’s decision to withdraw from the...


Aug 14, 2014 9:15 am

UFC Fight Night 53 lineup finalized with 11 bouts

The world famous octagon will return to Sweden for “UFC Fight Night 53,” an 11 bout fight card that takes place October 4 live from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The event is headlined by a welterweight clash between Rick Story (17-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC)and Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Gunnar Nelson is coming...

Jun 30, 2014 6:57 am

The Korean Zombie calls out Cub Swanson

Following his main event victory over Jeremy Stephens at Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio, Cub Swanson has since been called out by former featherweight title challenger “The Korean Zombie.” Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) took to twitter to challenge Swanson on Sunday: @KoreanZombieMMA: “@CubSwanson Fight me.” The Korean Zombie has...

Feb 2, 2014 9:01 am

Jose Aldo appears to be lightweight-bound after UFC 169 victory over Lamas; wants “Showtime’s” belt

UFC featherweight champion and long-time division ruler, Jose Aldo, appears to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. yesterday evening. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at last night’s post-fight press conference: “It’s not about me, it’s...

Jan 27, 2014 1:41 pm

‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung hopes to return to the octagon this summer

Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) was last seen in action at UFC 163, where he took on Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After landing some hard punches on the longtime featherweight champion during the first couple of rounds, the “Korean Zombie” eventually would suffer a shoulder...

Dec 20, 2013 11:47 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Leonard Garcia Discusses his Current Success at Legacy FC

“To be on a streak again and to be on the winning side of it with no losses, that’s always a great feeling,” said former UFC fighter and current Legacy FC featherweight champion Leonard Garcia on his recent success in the cage.  “All together, man, in general, life is good.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Tickets On Sale Today For UFC 169 – Two Titles On The Line For Super Bowl Weekend

A ‘heads up’ for all you MMA fans in the New Jersey area: tickets for the UFC Super Bowl card go on sale today. UFC 169 will host duel title fights, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will both be defending their belts against some tough opposition: Cruz will finally return from...

Nov 6, 2013 7:32 am

Cruz vs. Barao Trumps Aldo vs. Lamas for Main Event Slot at UFC 169

  The title unification bout between interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and champion Dominick Cruz has taken top billing at UFC 169. Previously thought to be the main event, a fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas will now be in the co-main event spot. Cruz has been sidelined with a...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Oct 22, 2013 10:26 am

Korean Zombie Asks UFC to Ban ‘Rising Sun’ Logo

Chan Sung Jung, the UFC featherweight fighter popularly known as ‘The Korean Zombie,’ took to Facebook in March to inform UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre of the social implications behind the ‘Rising Sun’ symbol that decorated a gi he wore at UFC 158.  After seeing the symbol worn by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey...

Sep 2, 2013 12:10 pm

Chad Mendes Wants Title Shot vs. Jose Aldo Following TKO Over Clay Guida

Chad Mendes scored his fourth straight victory via T/KO this past weekend with a TKO win over Clay Guida in the third round of their UFC 164.  Already ranked the number one featherweight contender coming into this fight, Mendes believes the next thing for him is the belt.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It...

Aug 22, 2013 6:59 am

‘Korean Zombie’ likely out one year following surgeries

Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) may have to wait a bit longer than originally expected to get back into the UFC featherweight title hunt, as his manager Brian Rhee informed MMAFighting.com that “TKZ” could be out of action for up to a full year while he recovers from surgeries he had to repair his seperated...

Aug 9, 2013 11:55 am

All Fighters Pass UFC 163 Drug Test

All fighters on the UFC 163 card, which saw UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defend his belt against Chan Sung Jung, have passed the post-fight drug test.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian Athletic Commission announced Friday that all fighters from this month’s UFC 163 event have passed the mandatory drug tests.  UFC...

Aug 8, 2013 12:39 pm

PHOTO | Korean Zombie Sends Out Image Of Fractured Foot

As if things weren’t bad enough for Chan Sung Jung. Following news of his fractured orbital bone, that we learned about early this morning, the Korean Zombie has now disclosed that he broke his foot last Saturday in his title fight against Jose Aldo. The top featherweight fighter fought valiantly in the UFC 163 main...

Aug 8, 2013 10:49 am

Korean Zombie Suffered Broken Orbital In Title Fight With Aldo

The Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung, put up a valiant effort last weekend in the UFC 163 main event against Jose Aldo, but it wasn’t enough. The fight ended when an overhand right landed on the champion that caused Jung’s shoulder to dislocate. Aldo jumped all over the injured challenger and the fight ended shortly...

Aug 7, 2013 6:24 am

Aldo hospitalized with kidney stones

Not only did Jose Aldo (23-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) successfully defend his UFC featherweight title after fracturing his foot in the first round at UFC 163, apparently he also did it while dealing with a serious kidney problem: Dr. Marcio Tannure, the UFC’s doctor in Brazil, told MMAFighting.com that the UFC featherweight champion was taken to...

Aug 6, 2013 11:03 am

UFC 163 Medical Suspensions: Aldo and Jung Both Out Over 3 Months

  UFC 163 took a toll on its competitors.  Among the 10 fighters on the main card, 4 received suspensions of 90 days or more.  Headliners Chan Sung Jung and featherweight champion Jose Aldo (whose injured foot is pictured above) each received suspensions for injuries apparent to many viewers.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Jul 19, 2013 9:53 am

Clint Hester out, Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos at UFC 163

August’s UFC 163 event has undergone yet another change, as Thiago “Marreta” Santos (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to replace the injured Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and will now meet Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on the evening’s main card. Ferriera claimed the “TUF: Brazil” tournament title by defeating...

Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am

With Robert Drysdale Out, UFC Newcomer Francimar Barroso Faces Ednaldo Oliveira

Jiu-jitsu ace and UFC newcomer Robert Drysdale was recently forced out of his UFC 163 bout with Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1, 1 NC) with a staph infection. Now, his former opponent, Ednaldo Oliveira, has been given a new challenger to face on August 3rd. That new challenger, like Drysdale, is also promotional newcomer as Francimar Barroso (15-3)...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Jul 10, 2013 11:15 am

Chan Sung Jung Made Big Changes Outside Cage for Aldo Fight

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chan Sung Jung, the fighter popularly known as the Korean Zombie, will be taking on arguably one of the best fighters pound-for-pound in Jose Aldo at UFC 163.  Jung is taking this fight after Anthony Pettis, who was originally slated to challenge Aldo’s title, was forced out with a knee injury....

Jul 2, 2013 7:50 am

Cub Swanson: I’m the biggest threat to Aldo

Cub Swanson (19-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is set to square off with Dennis Siver (21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) live this Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. A victory over Siver at UFC 162 would make it 5 straight wins for Swanson and would  inch him closer to a possible rematch with current...

Jun 21, 2013 10:28 am

UFC 163 Odds: Jose Aldo & Lyoto Machida open as big favorites

The betting lines for both the UFC 163 main and co-main events have been unveiled and they’re pretty lopsided. Brazilians Jose Aldo and Lyoto Machida have opened as big favorites over their respective opponents Chan Sung Jung and Phil Davis. Here’s a look at the lines (via BestFightOdds): UFC Featherweight Championship:  Champ Jose Aldo -560 ...

Jun 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Dana White not giving Pettis UFC 164 slot

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), recently dropped from the UFC’s lightweight ranks to the featherweight division for a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Unfortunately for “Showtime” fans, Pettis suffered a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 163 event. This past week, Pettis...