The Korean Zombie steamrolls Frankie Edgar at UFC Busan


The Korean Zombie took a dominant, first round win over Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC Busan earlier today.

With a win over Edgar, Jung might have earned himself a shot at the title, a first for the UFC’s roster of Korean fighters.

While Edgar got off to an early start, the Korean Zombie was sharp with his counter striking. He wobbled the former lightweight champion with a well-timed right hand and from there was dominant until the end.

After a brief exchange on the feet, Edgar went down and Jung wasted no time swarming. He attempted to finish the fight with a rear-naked choke as well as strikes. Edgar was in pure survival mode.

The end came at 3 minutes into the first round as the referee gave multiple attempts for Edgar to rebound. It did not happen.

“I am really happy. This is my present just in time for Christmas. I wanted to fight Edgar for 25 minutes. This part I regret, but I guess it’s relieving. I’ve been travelling back and forth for 10 weeks. I deserved this win,” Jung said.

The Korean fan favourite admitted fighting at home did have additional pressure.

“It did give me a lot of pressure to fight at home. For my last fights, I was the main event and I was fighting abroad. It is different, but it prepared me to fight tonight a main event, in front of my home crowd.

“Going into the octagon, I don’t pay a lot of attention to the crowd around me, I’m completely focused on the fight, and tonight was the same. I’m really happy with the result tonight and I’m glad I could put on a show for the fans. I’m really thankful that so many people showed up today to support me and let’s do it again, this time in Seoul.”

Main Card Results

Chan Sung Jung def. Frankie Edgar
TKO (punches) in R1

Volkan Oezdemir def. Aleksander Rakic
Split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

Charles Jourdain def. Doo Ho Choi
TKO (punches) in R2

Da Un Jung def. Mike Rodriguez
KO (punches) in R1

Jun Yong Park def. Marc-Andre Barriault
Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

Kyung Ho Kang def. Liu Pingyuan
Split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Prelim Results

Ciryl Gane def. Tanner Boser
Unanimous decision (30-26 x3)

Seungwoo Choi def. Suman Mokhtarian
Unanimous decision (29-26 x2, 29-25)

Omar Morales def. Dong Hyun Ma
Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)

Alexandre Pantoja def. Matt Schnell
KO (punch) in R1

Raoni Barcelos def. Said Nurmagomedov
Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

Amanda Lemos def. Miranda Granger
Submission (RNC) in R1

Heili Alateng def. Ryan Benoit
Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


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