In one of the most highly anticipated bouts in the latter half of 2020, No. 2-ranked Brian Ortega battles No. 4-ranked "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung from "Fight Island" at the Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. UFC president Dana White has said whoever emerges victorious will net a featherweight title shot against champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Ortega-Jung is almost one year in the making. They were set to clash last December, but Ortega was unable go through with the fight due to a partially torn ACL. Then back in February, Jung did an interview proclaiming Ortega had to bow of their scheduled fight because he was scared to face him. Ortega responded in kind at UFC 248 — as Jung and his wife had headed to the back, Ortega proceeded to slap Jung's translater and entertainer Jay Park. Cooler heads prevailed, and Ortega apologized to Park for the incident.
Ortega steps inside the Octagon for the first time since he lost to then-featherweight champion Max Holloway by fourth-round TKO at UFC 231 to suffer the first defeat of his professional career.
After losing his return bout from a 21-month layoff in an all-time classic against Yair Rodriguez, Jung has reeled off back-to-back stoppage wins over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar, respectively.
This has all the makings to be the "Fight of the Year" if Ortega and Jung bring their all-action styles inside the Octagon.
Here is everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie.
When is UFC Fight Night: Brian Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie?
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
- Prelims: 4 p.m. ET
- Main card: 7 p.m. ET
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung takes place Saturday night, Oct. 17 (which will be Sunday morning local time in Abu Dhabi). Prelims get underway at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 7 p.m. ET.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung TV, live stream info
In the United States, the prelims and main card are on ESPN+.
In Canada, the prelims and main card are on TSN5.
In the U.K., UFC Fight Night can be seen live BT Sport 2 (prelims at 9:30 p.m. BST and main card at midnight).
In Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, the UFC Fight Night main card (1 a.m. CEST Sunday) is available on DAZN, the global sports streaming service.
More details about how to watch in other countries can be found at UFC.com.
Where is UFC Fight Night?
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung will take place at "Fight Island" from the Flash Forum in Yas lsland, Abu Dhabi. Ortega and Jung will be fighting there for the first time.
Ortega vs. Jung odds
According to BetMGM on Friday, the fight has Jung installed as a sizable favorite, as he comes in at -193, meaning that you would need to bet $193 to win $100. Meanwhile, Ortega is listed at +160, indicating that a $100 bet could net $160 if the American exits the Octagon with a victory.
Brian Ortega record, bio
- Name: Brian Ortega
- Nationality: American
- Born: Feb. 21, 1991
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 69 inches
- Total fights: 16
- Record: 14-1, one no-contest
Chan Sung Jung record, bio
- Name: Chan Sung Jung
- Nationality: South Korean
- Born: March 17, 1987
- Height: 5-7
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 21
- Record: 16-5-0
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung fight card
- Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung; Featherweight
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jéssica Andrade; Women’s Flyweight
- Jimmy Crute vs. Modestas Bukauskas; Light Heavyweight
- Thomas Almeida vs. Jonathan Martinez; Featherweight
- Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze; Lightweight
- Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho; Women's Flyweight
- Cláudio Silva vs. James Krause; Welterweight
- John Phillips vs. Jun Yong Park; Middleweight
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam; Lightweight
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Maxim Grishin; Light Heavyweight
- Mark Striegl vs. Said Nurmagomedov; Bantamweight