Dan Ige gets his wish when he meets "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung in a UFC Fight Night headliner.
Ige (15-3) called out Jung (16-6) following the former's 22-second knockout of Gavin Tucker at UFC Vegas 21 on March 13. Ige vs. Jung was first reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto and is expected to headline a UFC Fight Night event on June 19.
Per sources, Korean Zombie (@KoreanZombieMMA) vs. Dan Ige (@Dynamitedan808) will headline a UFC Fight Night on June 19. A fight Ige has been calling for. Zombie in title contention, looking to bounce back from loss to Ortega. Two hard hitters at 145. https://t.co/l7ThqICUOf— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 3, 2021
"Korean Zombie" (no. 5) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to UFC featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega. Prior to that, Jung rattled off consecutive first-round knockouts of Frankie Edgar and Renato Moicano.
Ige (no. 8) is 7-1 in his last eight with wins over Edson Barboza and Mirsad Bektic. His lone loss in that stretch is a unanimous decision to Calvin Kattar.