The Korean Zombie vs. Brian Ortega in the works for UFC Mexico

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The Korean Zombie staying busy in 2019. Photo: UFC / Getty Images.

It seems the UFC has plans on keeping The Korean Zombie busy this year.

BJPenn.com reports a featherweight showdown between Chan Sung Jung and Brian Ortega is in line to headline UFC Mexico City on 22 September.

Zombie returned to action last month in the main event of UFC Greenville, where he stopped Renato Moicano in just 58 seconds. In a post-fight interview Chan said he was interested to headline UFC’s return to South Korea, should it happen sometime soon.

UFC responded in kind and announced its first event in Busan will take place on 21 December.

Closer to gold

Both Chan and Ortega sit in the top 10 of UFC’s 145-pound rankings. A win in Mexico would be a big step towards a title shot. Ortega, however, has not fought since he fell short to reigning UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway last December.

Holloway is set to defend his belt against Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 240 later this month.

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