The UFC Busan weigh ins went off without a hitch. All fighters were on point ahead of tomorrow’s event at the Sajik Arena with headliners Frankie Edgar and Chan Sung Jung both tipping the scales at 146lbs.

The Korean Zombie is excited to be competing in his homeland again,

“It’s been way too long since I’ve fought in Korea, so I’m considering it my first fight in Korea. Being able to headline as the main event is a great pleasure. At the workouts, apart from a numbered event, that was the greatest crowd I’ve ever seen. That’s when I realized that South Korea is great. I wanted to respond more to the crowd, but I heard Frankie was next in line so I quickly made my way out.”

He is adamant the former UFC lightweight champion won’t be able to take him down,

“After we trained and sparred, my coaches and partners told me I’d have no problem facing Frankie. Frankie says that he can take me down, but he won’t be able to do it. I’m pretty confident I’ll come out with the win.”

Edgar sees things slightly differently,

“When I fight anybody, I’m going to try and take them down. So I’m going to take Chan down. I think I’m going to win the fight.”

This will be the promotion’s second event in Korea. In 2015 UFC Fight Night 79 took place in Seoul with Benson Henderson beating Jorge Masvidal in the main event.

UFC on ESPN+ 23, Busan, December 21
Frankie Edgar (146lbs) vs Chan Sung Jung (146lbs)
Volkan Oezdemir (206lbs) vs Aleksandar Rakic (206lbs)
Doo Ho Choi (146lbs) vs Charles Jourdain (146lbs)
Da Un Jung (206lbs) vs Mike Rodriguez (206lbs)
Jun Young Park (186lbs) vs Marc-Andre Barriault (186lbs)
Kyung Ho Kang (136lbs) vs Liu Pingyuan (136lbs)
Ciryl Gane (249lbs) vs Tanner Boser (246lbs)
Seung Woo Choi (146lbs) vs Suman Mokhtarian (145lbs)
Dong Hyun Ma (156lbs) vs Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer (156lbs)
Alexandre Pantoja (126lbs) vs Matt Schnell (126lbs)
Raoni Barcelos (136lbs) vs Said Nurmagomedov (136lbs)
Miranda Granger (116lbs) vs Amanda Lemos (116lbs)
Heili Alateng (136lbs) vs Ryan Benoit (136lbs)