Saturday, December 21, 2019

In the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 23 in Busan, South Korea the 'Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung TKOd former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

Frankie Edgar agreed to step in on short notice against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Busan, but returns home with the fastest loss of his MMA career after “The Korean Zombie” stopped him in impressive fashion in the first round of their featherweight main event in South Korea.

Edgar had to deal with a huge height and reach disadvantage in what could be his last fight at 145 pounds, and came up short in his attempt to get Jung down. “The Korean Zombie” made him pay on the feet, rocking and dropping him with a combo and immediately taking his back on the ground.

Jung kept pounding him on the ground, but Edgar somehow survived and managed to get back up. “The Korean Zombie” would not let him escape, though, knocking him down again, and this time making sure that referee Marc Goddard would save him from more damage at the 3:18 mark.


Official Result: Chan Sung Jung defeated Frankie Edgar by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 3:18)


Round 1 – Edgar light on his feet to start, looking for angles as he moves laterally. Low kick lands for Edgar. Jung stationary but lands a nice jab. Short left scores. Edgar is hurt. Jung walking forward with punches and landing. The flurry sends Edgar to the floor. Edgar trying to scramble up. He’s being given a chance to work. Jung takes the back and flattens him out. He’s looking for the choke. Not there, so Jung is punching away. Edgar all heart, as always. He’s scrambling, but Jung is firm on the back with still three minutes left. Short punches landing to the head. Referee Marc Goddard continues to give Edgar a long leash but warns him to get out. Edgar doin g his best to use his arms to cover. He’s able to scoot to the cage a bit. Jung still on his back. CC stands. Back on the feet, and Jung lights him up. Hard to watch right now. Edgar has no quit, but he’s hurt. He hits the deck, and Goddard has not choice but to stop it. Precision work from Jung against a legend.


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