The Zombie is Back

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“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung returned to the UFC in devastating fashion, knocking out Dennis Bermudez in the first round.   The 29 year old knockout artist hasn’t competed in the UFC since August 2013, when he would lose a championship fight with Jose Aldo. Since then Jung has dealt with injuries and had to serve in the South Korean Army.  During his mandatory time spent with the South Korean Army, Jung never stopped training to return to the UFC.

In the fight Bermudez would have Jung in trouble with an overhand right, that stumbled Jung. Intelligently Jung would immediately go for the clinch to settle back into the fight and would go for a takedown attempt. Jung showed improvement in his takedown defense, not allowing Bermudez to take him to the ground 3 times.  Jung would begin to pressure Bermudez and make Bermudez put his back to the cage. With his speed and power, Jung would land an uppercut that landed perfectly on Bermudez jaw and would get his first win in close to 4 years.

 

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What’s Next:

Jung has made his mark in the Featherweight Division once again and looks to be better. Jung in his time in the military, worked on improving his takedown defense and the work showed in his fight with Bermudez. With his talents, Jung could be a title contender once again and could be a champion.  If I was to pick Jung next opponent it would be against either Cub Swanson or Jeremy Stephens. Both matchups would be exciting for fans and can be a Main Event on a fight card. Nevertheless, Jung has created waves in the Featherweight Division and put everyone on notice that the Korean Zombie has risen again.

-Tyriece Simon