Ask and you shall receive — that was the case when Dan Ige requested a fight with “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung, after Ige knocked out Gavin Tucker 22 seconds into their fight at UFC Vegas 21.
Dan Ige clearly saw the value in a name opponent like The Korean Zombie, and wanted to prove that no matter where the fight goes, he is a tough, durable competitor. With the call out of Chan Sung Jung, he looked ready to show that he is a hungry contender in the hunt for UFC gold.
Chan Sung Jung meanwhile is no doubt looking to make up for lost time. That, after being away from the Octagon for four years while in serving in the South Korean military. After a setback in a loss to Brian Ortega, The Korean Zombie was looking to get back to his winning ways at UFC Vegas 29. Where he could capitalize on a rising star like Dan Ige to get him into a title contention, after coming so close back at UFC 163 where he was defeated by Jose Aldo.
In the end, it was Zombie getting his hand raised at UFC Vegas 29. It was a very tactical win from The Korean Zombie as he used his veteran wisdom to grind out a five round victory over a tough Dan Ige, keeping his ranking in the top five intact. Zombie threw hard leather on the feet but more importantly, timed his takedowns perfectly, and it wasn’t until the final round that Ige really got going.
PROS GIVE THEIR TAKE
Here is how the pros reacted to the UFC Vegas 29 main event.
— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) June 20, 2021
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 20, 2021
Dan Ige has to be in the runnings for CMF (Classiest … you know the rest) 😂 #UFCVegas29
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 20, 2021
Big W for the Korean Zombie. Gotta still be in the title mix. Would love to see him fight Max!! #UFCVegas29
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 20, 2021
Cruz been having a hard time pronouncing names correctly all night lol
— Vince Morales (@vandetta135) June 20, 2021
Great main event great card now time for playoff basketball
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 20, 2021
— Cody Durden (@Cody_Durden) June 20, 2021
What a night for the Korean zombie, #ufc
— Carlston Harris Moçambique (@carlstonMMA) June 20, 2021