Korean Zombie returns with first round KO over Dennis Bermudez


It’s been more than three years since his last bout, but “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung made a spectacular return to the UFC.

The Korean knocked out No. 9-ranked featherweight contender Dennis Bermudez in the first round of their UFC Fight Night main event with a perfectly timed right upper cut that sent “The Menace” to the canvass.

Bermudez tested the legendary chin on Jung early in the round and then looked to land a takedown. But the Zombie took the punch and then defended the takedown.

“It felt good to be back in the Octagon,” he said in a post-fight interview.

“For the time I was away, I practiced a lot. What I worked on the most was my wrestling and footwork. I wasn’t really expecting the knockout to come that fast. It just happened. I want to thank everyone who helped me prepare for this return.”