Chan Sung Jung is known as’The Korean Zombie‘because of his ability to assimilate blows. This Saturday, on the star of UFC Fight Island 6, Brian Ortega knew well the reason for that name. He punished him and the Korean resistedYes, the American did know how to find the ‘button’ to slow down. With an elbow he almost knocked him out and since then, Jung was not himself. Ortega returned after almost two years without fighting. He did not notice the dreaded ‘rust’ and He came back with an improved version that he rolled over. Triple 50-45 on the cards. There was no color.
At first Ortega surprised with his fast jab. He decided to move outside and take advantage of its size to hit and not get hit. A maxim. He did not quite succeed, since although he lost the round, The Korean Zombie was very fast on the hands and managed to get punches. Much less. Something key. It could be an important point, but it took a backseat in round two. The dynamics were the same, hUntil Ortega reached out with a hand and came up with a back elbow that sent Jung to the ground. He was able to hold out for the remaining 30 seconds, but something went off in him.
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The Korean Zombie only squeezed in the final moments of the fight. Before, he was hesitant, throwing little and receiving a lot. Ortega has used the time between injuries to enhance other areas of his fight (he attempted several takedowns, but most were neutralized), something that has served him well to become a very complete fighter. He dominated as he wanted Jung, who could not find a way to stop him. In the third and fourth rounds, Zombie took heavy blows, but held out. In the last one it helped him to hold on and keep working with the jab. The time of disconnection and hard work has paid off for Ortega, who looks to the future. “I went to work to become a new man. You don’t grow in your comfort zone. I’m back.“, he snapped still in the ring. Ortega is back and he does it by challenging the champion. Volkanovski will be his next rival, since the lawsuit was a knockout.