Chan Sung "The Korean War" Jung is the current #4 ranked UFC Featherweight Fighter with a professional MMA record of 17-wins and 6-losses. Jung won the Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Lightweight Tournament and has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Judo.
- Early Life and Career
- Chan Sung Jung UFC
- Chan Sung Jung Career Stats
- Chan Sung Jung Last Fight
- Chan Sung Jung Record
Early Life and Career
Chan Sung Jung started his MMA journey at 14 when he started learning kickboxing and later judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He added Taekwondo to his training regiment at age 18 and won a National Sambo Tournament in 2007.
Jung transitioned to MMA in the same year and made his professional MMA debut at SSF against Hyung Geol Lee. Jung won the fight via second-round armbar submission.
He then joined the 2007 Pancrase Korea Neo Blood Tour and defeated In-Seok via submission in the semifinals and Hyung-Geol Lee in the final via TKO to win the tournament. Jung built on this momentum as he entered the Korea FC 65Kg Tournament in 2008. Chan dominated the tournament as he submitted Jung Beom Choi and Dae-Han Choi in the quarter and semifinal to get a final-round berth where he defeated Jung-Hun Cho via unanimous decision to win the tournament.
Jung won his next 2-fights at Deep before entering the 2009 Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix. He won the first round via unanimous decision but lost in the quarterfinals to Masanori Kanehara via unanimous decision. This was the first loss in his career. He bounced back and defeated Matt Jaggers via second-round submission in the Reserve bout.
Following the tournament, Chan signed with WEC and made his debut at WEC-48, where he lost a close split decision to Leonard Garcia. He lost his next fight at WEC 51 to George Roop via second-round KO(head kick). After the losses, Chan joined the UFC as they bought out WEC.
Chan Sung Jung UFC
Chan Sung Jung made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis in a WEC rematch against Leonard Garcia. This time Chan got the better of Garcia and submitted him in the second round via twister with only 1-second left on the round-clock to get the submission of the night bonus. He next fought Mark Hominick at UFC 140 and KO'ed him in 7-seconds to get the knockout of the night bonus.
Jung fought Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fuel TV: The Korean Zombie vs. Poirier in Jung's first main-event fight. The fighters put on a back-and-forth brawl that ended with Jung putting Poirier to sleep with a D'Arce choke.
Chan next challenged Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship as a replacement to Anthony Pettis. Jung suffered a dislocated shoulder during the fight and lost in the fourth round via TKO.
Chan went on a 2-year hiatus from the sport to complete his mandatory military service and returned in 2017 to fight Dennis Bermudez at UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. The Korean Zombie. Jung knocked out Bermudez in the first round to earn the performance of the night bonus.
He next fought Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez in a fight of the year contender bout that ended with Yair KO'ing Jung in the last second of the 5th round with a KO elbow.
He bounced back from the loss and defeated Renato Moicano and UFC veteran Frankie Edgar via first-round TKO punches before fighting Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie. The back-and-forth fight went to the distance and resulted in an Ortega win by unanimous decision.
Chan next fought Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN: Korean Zombie vs. Ige and secured a comfortable unanimous decision victory.
Chan Sung Jung Career Stats
Chan Sung Jung's current record stands at 17-6. He is on a 1-fight win streak in the UFC.
Wins by KO/TKO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
- 72 in (183cm)
- 145 lb / 66 kg
Chan Sung Jung Last Fight
Chan Sung Jung fought Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 25 - Korean Zombie vs. Ige. Jung won the fight via unanimous decision.
Chan Sung Jung Record
Below is the professional MMA record of Chan Sung Jung:
|Win||17-6||Dan Ige||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige||19/06/2021|
|Loss||16-6||Brian Ortega||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie||18/10/2020|
|Win||16-5||Frankie Edgar||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie||21/12/2019|
|Win||15-5||Renato Moicano||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. The Korean Zombie||22/06/2019|
|Loss||14-5||Yair Rodríguez||KO (elbow)||UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez||10/11/2018|
|Win||14-4||Dennis Bermudez||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. The Korean Zombie||04/02/2017|
|Loss||13-4||José Aldo||TKO (punches)||UFC 163||03/08/2013|
|Win||13-3||Dustin Poirier||Technical Submission (D'Arce choke)||UFC on Fuel TV: The Korean Zombie vs. Poirier||15/05/2012|
|Win||12-3||Mark Hominick||KO (punches)||UFC 140||10/12/2011|
|Win||11-3||Leonard Garcia||Submission (twister)||UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis||26/03/2011|
|Loss||10-3||George Roop||KO (head kick)||WEC 51||30/09/2010|
|Loss||10-2||Leonard Garcia||Decision (split)||WEC 48||24/04/2010|
|Win||10-1||Matt Jaggers||Submission (triangle choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9||02/08/2009|
|Loss||9-1||Masanori Kanehara||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 8||02/05/2009|
|Win||9-0||Shintaro Ishiwatari||Submission (rear-naked choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 7||20/03/2009|
|Win||8-0||Fanjin Son||KO (punch)||Deep: 39 Impact||10/12/2008|
|Win||7-0||Michihiro Omigawa||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: Gladiator||16/08/2008|
|Win||6-0||Jung-Hun Cho||Decision (unanimous)||Korea FC||31/05/2008|
|Win||5-0||Dae-Han Choi||Submission (triangle choke)||Korea FC||31/05/2008|
|Win||4-0||Jung-Beom Choi||Submission (armbar)||Korea FC||31/05/2008|
|Win||3-0||Hyung-Geol Lee||TKO (punches)||Pancrase: 2007 Korea Neo-Blood Tournament||16/12/2007|
|Win||2-0||In-Seok Yoo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Pancrase: 2007 Korea Neo-Blood Tournament||16/12/2007|
|Win||1-0||Hyung-Geol Lee||Submission (reverse armbar)||Super Sambo Festival||24/06/2007|