The Korean Zombie returns at UFC on ESPN+ 12
Chan Sun Jung returns to action for the first time since suffering the most dramatic defeat in UFC history. The Korean will face Renato Moicano in Greenville on June 22nd, according to an MMA journalist in Brazil:
— Nolan King (@mma_kings) May 2, 2019
The fight, which has yet to be officially confirmed by the UFC, would be Jung’s first since UFC Fight Night 139 when he was knocked out in the last second by Yair Rodríguez. The Korean Zombie was on the verge of securing a decision win when he charged into an uppercut elbow just before the bell.
Jung (14-5) saw his UFC career interrupted by national service in Korea. But he remains one of the most entertaining featherweights on the UFC roster and will have an opportunity to move towards title contention when he faces the #5 ranked fighter in the division next month.
Moicano (13-2-1) is coming off a first round stoppage loss at the hands of Jose Aldo. Between them the two men have picked up nine performance bonuses from the UFC so, assuming the matchup goes ahead, it has the potential to be ‘Fight of the Night’ at UFC on ESPN+ 12.