The Korean Zombie returns! Chan-Sung Jung will face Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm, Sweden on October 4, 2014.
The news was first announced on the UFC UK twitter feed.
Jung defeated Leonard Garcia, Mark Hominick and Dustin Poirier by stoppages and earned performance bonuses by each one. Then he was granted a title shot at Jose Aldo at UFC 163 almost exactly one year ago. Jung seemed to be edging ahead on the scorecards with an uncharacteristically cautious and technical game when he threw a right and separated his shoulder. He visibly tried to put it back in, but Aldo was on him and finished the fight in short order.
Jung also suffered a fractured orbital and a broken foot in the fight. Finally after surgeries and rehab, he will again make an Octagon appearance. His opponent, Corassani, ran the same record as him – a three-fight win streak broken by Dustin Poirier earlier in the year. It was, however, his first performance bonus.
The match will take place in Corassani’s back yard, so Zombie will have jet lag and foreigner status when he makes his comeback. The event will be broadcast on FightPass.