UFC Fight Night 180: Korean Zombie vs. Ortega Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 180: Korean Zombie vs. Ortega Picks and  Predictions Photo by Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Chan Sung Jung vs. Brian Ortega

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Flash Forum)

The Line: Brian Ortega +162 / Korean Zombie -181 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Chan Sung Jung "The Korean Zombie" vs Brian Ortega face off in a featherweight bout in the main event on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 180 at UFC Island, in the United Arab Emirates. 

Dana White has said the winner of this fight will get a chance at the featherweight bout. 

Brian “T-City” Ortega comes into this fight with a 14-1 record with his only loss coming in the last fight against Max Holloway, one that was for the belt. In that fight, Ortega was dominated from the start and in the 4th round, he was finished by TKO. One problem for Ortega coming into this fight is his last fight came all the way back in 2018. Ortega had won six fights in a row before his previous loss and all three wins were by finish. Ortega comes into this fight averaging 4.07 strikes per minute while absorbing 7.36 significant strikes per minute. Ortega is also averaging 0.51 successful takedowns every 15 minutes but he is only successful on 16 percent of his takedown attempts. Ortega also tries 1.4 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

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On the other side of the octagon will be Chan Sung Jung who is better known as the Korean Zombie and he comes into this one with a 16-5 record overall. The Korean Zombie has won each of his last two fights including his last fight against Frankie Edgar. In that last fight, the Korean Zombie landed 46 significant strikes in less than two minutes and he finished the fight by knockout. Jung has some nasty power in his hands that can finish any fight at any time with his power. The Korean Zombie is averaging 4.58 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.73 significant strikes per minute. Chan Sung Jung is also averaging 0.78 successful takedowns every 15m minutes and 0.6 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

Ortega took a lot of damage in the last fight against Holloway and it’s going to happen again in this one. Look for the Korean Zombie to find success in this one with his hands and he is going to finish the fight by knockout.

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Shane’s Pick Korean Zombie by Finish

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