At UFC Vegas 29, Jung Chan Sung AKA The Korean Zombie put on a show against Dan Ige.
Discipline and fundamentals were the stories of this fight. Adhering to a structured game plan is the reason for Jung’s success in yet another headliner.
Official decision: Chan Sung Jung (17-6) defeats Dan Ige (15-4) via Unanimous Decision #UFC #UFCVegas29pic.twitter.com/kezfv4agYo
— All Access MMA (@AllAccessMMA247) June 20, 2021
The night popped off when Marlon Vera and Davey Grant went to war. But before it goes unnoticed, Matt Brown pounded out Father Time with a KO win against Dheigo Lima in one of the most exciting moments of the night.
Live by the sword, die by the sword. That’s fighting. All love from my family Lima.
— Cody Durden (@Cody_Durden) June 19, 2021
Always a fan @IamTheImmortal #realfighter #og 💯🤙🏽
— Yancy Medeiros (@ymedeiros) June 19, 2021
Dear lord , brown is savage #UFCVegas29 @ViaplaySportSE
— Pannie Kianzad UFC (@PannieKianzad) June 19, 2021
Young Guns Penetrating HW Division
Serving as the co-main event, Sergey Spivak put on a calculated performance against the ever-durable Aleksei Oleinik. Despite not getting the finish, the fight highlighted the stand-up technique Spivak possesses. In addition, with the fight going the distance, we saw some effective anti-wrestling and jiu-jitsu defense out of the young 26-year old Spivak.
Oleinik has a professional record of 59-16-1, and there are very few, if any fighters, with the amount of experience “The Boa Constrictor” has. The 42-year old Ukraine native is a spectacular finisher. In fact, of his 59 fights, he has finished 54 of them.
In the end, Spivak (26) proved why he belongs atop the UFC heavyweight division. Essentially, the younger man outworked the veteran in a commanding performance and really showed how well-rounded he has become.
Holy crap Oleinik can take a shot!
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 20, 2021
Spivac @ufc pic.twitter.com/Rx8krz00HZ
— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) June 20, 2021
The Korean Zombie Looking To Mount Another Title Run
The card certainly delivered beyond expectations and the fighters showed out without a doubt. Leading up to UFC Vegas 29, it seemed as though fans were feeling some fatigue after an array of events packed with crowds carried electricity in the combat sports world for the last few months.
However, inside the UFC Apex Facility, the fire reignited in the Octagon as Jung put on a methodical performance against the Hawaii native Dan Ige.
Dan Ige has to be in the runnings for CMF (Classiest … you know the rest) 😂 #UFCVegas29
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 20, 2021
After a dominant performance, @KoreanZombieMMA received his BJJ black belt 👏 #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/RcRLdVBBN0
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 20, 2021
Big W for the Korean Zombie. Gotta still be in the title mix. Would love to see him fight Max!! #UFCVegas29
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 20, 2021
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