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Chan Sung Jung


ABOUT
Chan Sung Jung

Full NameChan Sung Jung

BornMarch 17, 1987

Height5 ft 9 in

NationalityKorean

ABOUT

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.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Chan Sung Jung UFC
  3. Chan Sung Jung Career Stats
  4. Chan Sung Jung Last Fight
  5. Chan Sung Jung Record



UFC Fight Night The Korean Zombie v Rodriguez


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.



UFC Fight Night: Ortega v The Korean Zombie


Chan Sung Jung Career Stats


Current Status:

Chan Sung Jung's current record stands at 17-6. He is on a 1-fight win streak in the UFC.


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
231760

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 6


Wins by Submission:

  1. 8


Wins by Decision:

  1. 3


Current Titles:

  1. None


Reach:

  1. 72 in (183cm)


Weight:

  1. 145 lb / 66 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Featherweight



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:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win17-6Dan IgeDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige19/06/2021
Loss16-6Brian OrtegaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie18/10/2020
Win16-5Frankie EdgarTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie21/12/2019
Win15-5Renato MoicanoTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. The Korean Zombie22/06/2019
Loss14-5Yair RodríguezKO (elbow)UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez10/11/2018
Win14-4Dennis BermudezKO (punch)UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. The Korean Zombie04/02/2017
Loss13-4José AldoTKO (punches)UFC 16303/08/2013
Win13-3Dustin PoirierTechnical Submission (D'Arce choke)UFC on Fuel TV: The Korean Zombie vs. Poirier15/05/2012
Win12-3Mark HominickKO (punches)UFC 14010/12/2011
Win11-3Leonard GarciaSubmission (twister)UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis26/03/2011
Loss10-3George RoopKO (head kick)WEC 5130/09/2010
Loss10-2Leonard GarciaDecision (split)WEC 4824/04/2010
Win10-1Matt JaggersSubmission (triangle choke)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 902/08/2009
Loss9-1Masanori KaneharaDecision (unanimous)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 802/05/2009
Win9-0Shintaro IshiwatariSubmission (rear-naked choke)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 720/03/2009
Win8-0Fanjin SonKO (punch)Deep: 39 Impact10/12/2008
Win7-0Michihiro OmigawaDecision (unanimous)Deep: Gladiator16/08/2008
Win6-0Jung-Hun ChoDecision (unanimous)Korea FC31/05/2008
Win5-0Dae-Han ChoiSubmission (triangle choke)Korea FC31/05/2008
Win4-0Jung-Beom ChoiSubmission (armbar)Korea FC31/05/2008
Win3-0Hyung-Geol LeeTKO (punches)Pancrase: 2007 Korea Neo-Blood Tournament16/12/2007
Win2-0In-Seok YooSubmission (rear-naked choke)Pancrase: 2007 Korea Neo-Blood Tournament16/12/2007
Win1-0Hyung-Geol LeeSubmission (reverse armbar)Super Sambo Festival24/06/2007


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