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The Korean Zombie takes post-win shot at Max Holloway: ‘He doesn’t have punching power’

Source: MMA Fighting
Date: 2021-06-20

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCMax Holloway was an early pitch for MMA observers who watched The Korean Zombie outwork Dan Ige, and from the sound of it, the UFC Vegas 29 main event winner welcomes that fight, too. Zombie, also known as Chan Sung Jung, issued one of his clearest challenges to date when he was asked about his place in the UFC featherweight division. “Max, he doesn’t have punching power, but I have punching power,” Jung said in English, his coach and translator Eddie Cha giving him the lane to call his shot. Jung was back in the win column and remains in the title picture after a setback against Brian Ortega this past October. With Ortega set to vie for the belt after a turn on The Ultimate Fighter 29 opposite champ Alexander Volkanovski, Jung could earn another shot at the title by beating Holloway, who’s lost two straight against the champ. Jung said his performance Saturday gave him the confidence to fight again for UFC

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UFC Vegas 29, The Morning After: The Smartest Zombie Marches On

Source: MMA Mania
Date: 2021-06-20

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCHere’s what you may have missed last night! Chan Sung Jung does not fight like most of his peers. He’s one of those special athletes whose stance is so unique that he can be easily identified from an outline of his posture. In a division that values movement, Jung plants his lead leg and leans heavily on the limb. Calf kicks, the weapon of 2021? Jung seemingly isn’t worried about them. Almost all of the top Featherweights — from Max Holloway to Alexander Volkanovski to Zabit Magomedsharipov — throw at a tremendously high volume, usually in a combination. Set in his stance and firmly grounded, Jung is very willing to potshot with a sharp counter or well-timed low kick. Historically, Jung has also been quite happy to surge forward with stance-shifting combinations, but that aspect of his attack was noticeably absent from his bout last night vs. Dan Ige. A more calculated “Zombie” walked to the cage last night. Twice in the last three years, Ju

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UFC on ESPN 25 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Matt Brown leads with $21,0000

Source: MMA Junkie
Date: 2021-06-20

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 25 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $160,000. The program, a comprehensive plan that includes outfitting requirements, media obligations and other items under the fighter code of conduct, replaces the previous payments made under the UFC Athlete Outfitting Policy. UFC on ESPN 25 took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card aired on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+. The full UFC on ESPN 25 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included: * * * * Chan Sung Jung: $11,000 def. Dan Ige: $6,000 Serghei Spivac: $6,000 def. Aleksei Oleinik: $11,000 Marlon Vera: $16,000 def. Davey Grant: $6,000 Seungwoo Choi: $4,500 def. Julian Erosa: $6,000 Bruno Silva: $4,000 def. Wellington Turman: $4,500 Matt Brown: $21,000 def. Dhiego Lima: $11,000 Nicolae Negumereanu: $4,000 def. Aleksa Camur: $4,000 Virna Jandiroba: $4,500 def. Kanako Murata: $4,000 Khaos Williams: $4,500 def. Matthew Semelsberger: $4,000 Josh

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UFC Vegas 29: Korean Zombie vs. Ige - Winners and Losers

Source: Bloody Elbow
Date: 2021-06-20

‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung of South Korea reacts after his victory over Dan Ige in a featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCThe real winners and losers from UFC Vegas 29 Dan Ige had an opportunity to make a massive leap up the UFC featherweight depth chart on Saturday when he faced Chan Sung Jung in the main event of the UFC Vegas 29 fight card. Ige had his moments during the five-round scrap, but he fell short in his bid to put his name among the 145-pound elite. Jung walked away with a unanimous decision win. The win was a bounce back performance for Jung. Brian Ortega handed it to Jung in his last outing. That performance, which saw Ortega double up Jung in significant strikes left questions about Jung’s feasibility as a top-ranked featherweight. The former featherweight title challenger answered those questions in securing the win and showing that he’s not ready or willi

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Video: Boxer DQ’d for head stomps

Source: Bloody Elbow
Date: 2021-06-20

Pedro Tabares stomps on Saul Farah’s head during their boxing match in Bolivia. | Tim Boxeo / TwitterA boxing bout in Bolivia ends in chaos when a boxer delivers ground and pound and stomps to a downed opponent. Bolivian boxing icon Saul Farah defended his Bridgerweight title versus Pedro Tabares last night, winning the fight by DQ after one of the wildest endings you could ever see in a boxing ring. Farah (73-26-3) was likely losing his 103rd professional fight versus on the scorecards when he was dropped in the sixth round. As soon as Farah hit the canvas Tabares swarmed him, delivering ground and pound and, after the referee tried to pull him away, a series of stomps. At least one of the stomps landed flush on Farah’s head. You can see all that havoc below in video provided by Tim Boxeo on Twitter. MAYHEM IN BOLIVIA! Saul Farah (73-26-3) likely behind on the cards is dropped by debutant Pedro Tabares in the 6th. Tabres then stomps on Farah with both hands & feet while th

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The Future Is Bright For Old Man Silva

Source: MMA Mania
Date: 2021-06-20

Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesIn a fairly shocking result, Anderson Silva outworked Julio Cesar Chavez Jr over eight rounds, opening up all sorts of opportunities. Let’s get this out of the way immediately: HOLY SH*T, THE MMA GUY WON! Unlike most of the recent celebrity/MMA/boxing events, “Tribute To The Kings” was not a disaster. It featured some genuinely great boxing, and the high-profile match ups that were not between top-notch boxers ... actually made sense. Anderson Silva is an older former champion in the cage, so they matched him with a smaller former champion of the ring. Still, there were more reasons to be apprehensive than optimistic about Silva’s chances. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. may be a smaller man with a reputation for poor decision-making, but that does not entirely remove his natural talent or elite boxing experience. Plus, Silva fans have suffered quite a bit in recent years. If we’re being honest about the scoring in his bout with Derek Br

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN 25, where the Eminem Curse struck again

Source: MMA Junkie
Date: 2021-06-20

While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is a key talent, as well. See what the fighters from UFC on ESPN 25 went with as their backing tracks in Las Vegas.

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UFC's Luis Pena Arrested, Charged with Robbery, Battery, Criminal Mischief

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2021-06-20

UFC fighter Luis Pena was arrested on charges of robbery by sudden snatching, battery and criminal mischief Friday in Florida.

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Biggest Winners, Loser For UFC Vegas 29

Source: MMA Mania
Date: 2021-06-20

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCUFC Vegas 29 went down last night (Sat., June 19 2021) inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, which saw Chan Sung Jung dominate Dan Ige for five rounds (see it again here) in the main event of the evening. In the co-main event, Serghei Spivak defeated Aleksei Oleinik after 15 minutes of Heavyweight action. Biggest Winner: Chan Sung Jung “The Korean Zombie” put one of the best and most dominant performance of his career against Ige, showing off pretty much every aspect of his well-rounded arsenal. Ige did have a few bright moments, but it was all Jung, who showed great patience when it was needed and pounced when the opportunity presented itself. The win puts him back in the win column after losing to Brian Ortega in his last bout, which nearly prompted him to retire from the fight game. Instead, he is now in the thick of the Featherweight championship picture, especially with Max Holloway having to bow out of his bout against Yair Rodriguez. Runner U

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Video: Anderson Silva reflects on boxing win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.: 'It's a magical moment for me'

Source: MMA Junkie
Date: 2021-06-20

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Anderson Silva turned back the clock on Saturday night. The former UFC middleweight champion had a successful return to boxing, defeating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on the main card of Tribute to the Kings at Jalisco Stadium. Silva won a split decision, outpointing Chavez Jr. 75-77, 77-75, and 77-75 in their eight-round contest. Related Tribute to the Kings results: Anderson Silva turns back the clock, wins in boxing return vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.Silva shined in his performance, outclassing the former WBC middleweight champion in his own sport. Silva describes this win as a “magical moment” in his career. This was the first time Silva competed outside of the UFC since 2006 and only his third professional boxing bout. Watch Silva react to his win over Chavez Jr. and discuss what next for his career in the video above. Gallery Photos: Anderson Silva vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ceremonial weigh-ins view 12 images  

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Jake Paul wants Silva vs. Roy Jones in Woodley undercard

Source: Bloody Elbow
Date: 2021-06-20

Jake Paul wants Anderson Silva and Roy Jones Jr. to be part of his upcoming boxing event against Tyron Woodley. | Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty ImagesJake Paul has a potential legends fight in mind for the undercard of his upcoming boxing event with Tyron Woodley. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva thumbed his nose at Father Time on Saturday night through his performance against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The 46-year-old “Spider” pretty much led the dance through all eight rounds against Chavez, who held a hefty advantage in terms of experience and age. Anderson Silva sure looks comfortable in a boxing ring The Spider is showboating against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. #ChavezJrSilva pic.twitter.com/WBZUJyyiYV— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 20, 2021 Silva’s prizefighting career seems to have gotten a second wind. As he said in his post-fight interview, he plans to step back in there “soon.” One option he could probably look at is an offer put forward by boxi

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Video: UFC Vegas 29 post-fight show

Source: MMA Fighting
Date: 2021-06-20

Zuffa LLCWith UFC Vegas 29 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including Chan Sung Jung’s unanimous decision win over Dan Ige in the featherweight headliner.

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