After a long stretch on the shelf, during which he fulfilled the two years of mandatory military service required of all South Korean citizens, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung is ready to return to the Octagon. Though he’s called for a comeback fight with our very own BJ Penn, it was announced yesterday that Jung will instead return to square off with Dennis Bermudez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 104 which takes place Super Bowl weekend.
Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com was first to report that the Bermudez vs. Jung fight was in the works.
The main event booking will mark “The Korean Zombie’s” first steps onto the canvas in more than three years. We last saw him in action in August of 2013, when he attempted to wrestle the featherweight belt from the waist of Jose Aldo, but was ultimately TKO’d after dislocating his shoulder in the fourth-round.
Prior to that loss, the Korean Zombie was enjoying a three-fight win-streak, including a rare twister submission over Leonard Garcia, a seven-second knockout of former title challenger Mark Hominick, and a submission win in the fourth round of an unforgettable battle with Dustin Poirier.
Win, lose, or draw, the Korean Zombie is known as one of the most exciting fighters in MMA.
Meanwhile, Bermudez is also known for his exciting fights – particularly his frenzied battles with Matt Grice and more recently, Jeremy Stephens. He’ll enter this targeted bout with everyone’s favorite undead fighter on a two fight win-streak, having recently decisioned Tatsuya Kawajiri and Rony “Jason” Bezerra.
Prior to these wins, Bermudez experienced back-to-back stoppage losses to Ricardo Lamas and Jeremy Stephens. He has been a member of the featherweight top-10 for several years.
Do you think the Korean Zombie will prove victorious in his comeback fight against Dennis Bermudez? Sound off, PENN Nation!