It has been a long time coming for Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung. Fight fans were already pumped for these two contenders to show the world their clash of exciting styles last December. Then, the fight was postponed. Ortega tore his ACL just before UFC Busan and just as he was ready to return, the “Korean Zombie” was slowed by an injury of his own. Then came the coronavirus pandemic.
The mystique of Ortega vs. Zombie continued to intensify after a scuffle at UFC 248 where Ortega slapped a friend of the Korean Zombie, Jay Park. The altercation left fight fans salivating for this fight even more, and they finally got to witness it on UFC Fight Island 6.
It turned out to be worth the wait.
Sometimes after a long absence from the octagon, you witness a fighter return to action, and the ring rust (or cage rust if you prefer) is real. That was not the case for Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Island 6. Ortega came back displaying a more polished version of himself, showing the world that he took his loss to Max Holloway very seriously and went to work to put on a beautiful masterpiece against a tough Chan Sung Jung.
Here is how the pros reacted to Brian Ortega’s victory at UFC Fight Island 6.
Finally we have some direction in this division, get in there and take that #1 spot….that’s all I wanted!! #ufcfightisland6
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) October 18, 2020
Wow zombie has a chin like me 🤣#UFCFightIsland6
— Johnny Walker (@JohnnyWalker) October 18, 2020
We’re seeing a way more technical Ortega 😳 #UFCFightIsland6
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) October 18, 2020
That was sick af. Fight IQ from Brian right there with that nice elbow #UFCFightIsland6
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) October 18, 2020
I forget how much I love T-city! Let’s go #UFCFightIsland6
— Brandon (@brandonroyval) October 18, 2020
A jiu jitsu fighter that can set traps for spinning elbows is dangerous af. #UFCFightIsland6
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) October 18, 2020
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) October 18, 2020
Ortega is on fire🔥 #UFCFightIsland6
— Charles Rosa (@CharlesRosaMMA) October 18, 2020
Ortega showed up big time 😳#UFCFightIsland6
— Khaos williams (@khaosOXwilliams) October 18, 2020
I’m having that elbow was NASTY!! TKZ gets up, and starts swinging, I’m the pocket, with his hands down?! Bruuuh!#UFCFightIsland6
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 18, 2020
TKZ couldn’t get started and Ortega looked great! #UFCFightIsland6
— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) October 18, 2020
The best he’s ever looked!!! Impressive stuff my man!!! @BrianTcity 👊🏻
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) October 18, 2020
Dear zombie it’s time to stop sleep walking. #UFCFightIsland6
— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) October 18, 2020
I’ll admit i slept on Ortega, did the most with that lay-off, up big going into this last round #UFCFightIsland6
— Billy Q (@BillyQMMA) October 18, 2020
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