UFC has officially announced that Chan Sung Jung and Dan Ige will be its main event for UFC Fight Night which will take place on June 19.
Dan Ige who had called out ‘The Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung on several occasions has now got what he asked for. They will be the main event for the UFC’s Fight Night in Vegas on June 19. A guaranteed fireworks fight as both of them are known for their striking game and will give out their absolute best.
TKZ meets 50k 👀
— UFC (@ufc) May 3, 2021
Dan Ige asked for the fight against Chan Sung Jung
Dan Ige is coming off an amazing 22-second knockout of Gavin Tucker at UFC Fight Night 187, which was also got him the Performance of the night for that fight. He is on a two-fight winning streak and has won seven of his past eight fights in the UFC, which has given him the confidence to get in the title shot run. Dan Ige will look to get his first main event win after dropping a unanimous decision to Calvin Kattar in July.
After his last win against Tucker, Ige wasted no time and called his favorite opponent to fight which is none other than the Korean Zombie.
“I’ve kinda let just let the fans and the media create some buzz around it,” Ige told MMA Junkie. “I’m no matchmaker, but it makes sense. ‘Zombie,’ he’s in the top-five echelon, and obviously, I’m aiming towards the title and, to get to the title, I gotta beat guys in that top five. But Dana said, I’ll say it, I’m a guy that’ll fight anyone. I don’t shy away from any challenge.
“I took on Gavin Tucker, who was a big risk for me and he didn’t have a number next to his name, but I’m not moaning or groaning or complaining about it. I love a challenge, so I think the Zombie fight makes a lot of sense. He’s a guy that comes in, he’s literally a zombie. If you look at my style, you can call me a zombie as well. I’ve never been finished, I can take a shot if I need to, and I always come forward, so that’s just a sick fight.”
Chan Sung Jung is an ideal matchup for him as he is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Brian Ortega in October that halted his dream of a title shot. The loss against Ortega snapped a two-fight winning streak for the Korean Zombie. Before that loss, Chan Sung Jung had picked up back-to-back first-round KO/TKO victories over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar. This fight is really important for Chan Sung as getting a win over a rising contender will definitely boost his confidence.
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