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UFC Fight Night predictions — Brian Ortega vs. Korean Zombie: Fight card, odds, start time, live stream

Cancellations and private variations have solely fueled the hype for this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night time most important occasion between Brian Ortega and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. The featherweight showdown headlines the motion from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Ortega has been out of motion since dropping a shot at then-featherweight champion Max Holloway in December 2018. The loss was the primary of Ortega’s profession and got here through late physician stoppage in a Struggle of the Night time conflict. The struggle with Jung was imagined to go down in December 2019, however, an Ortega harm delayed the bout.

Issues between the 2 took an unpleasant flip in March when Ortega slapped Jay Park, a Korean rapper, and Jung’s occasional interpreter whereas attending UFC 248. The incident led to Ortega being escorted from the sector and Park submitting a police report.

After coming back from a hiatus pushed by his necessary service within the South Korean army that saved him out of motion from August 2013 to February 2017, Jung has gone on a 3-1 run, with the lone loss coming within the literal final second of a struggle he was successful on the scorecards in opposition to Yair Rodriguez. In his two most up-to-date outings, Jung picked up wins over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar.

This is the fight card for UFC Fight Night time with the newest odds from William Hill Sportsbook.

UFC Fight Night time card, odds

FAVORITE UNDERDOG WEIGHTCLASS

Chan Sung Jung -190

Brian Ortega +160

Featherweight

Jessica Andrade -150

Katlyn Chookagian +125

Women’s flyweight

Jimmy Crute -330

Modestas Bukauskas +260

Light heavyweight

James Krause -160 Claudio Silva +135 Welterweight
Thomas Almeida -130 Jonathan Martinez +110 Featherweight

UFC Fight Night time viewing info

Date: Oct. 17 | Begin time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Flash Discussion board — Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Stream: ESPN+

Prediction

Jung vs. Ortega: Almost two years is a very long time to be out of motion, and coming again in opposition to a top-tier featherweight like Jung is a tall order for Ortega. The UFC is unforgiving and fighters usually are not usually given simple fights to softly get again within the swing of the fighting sport and knock off the rust. Jung has seemed excellent in his 4 fights since returning, the one unhealthy second in opposition to Rodriguez apart. If Ortega is 100%, Jung will stand throughout the Octagon from a professional high-end featherweight. It is a power struggle to select, however, Jung would not have to fret about being rusty and discovering his footing within the Octagon. This ought to be a Struggle of the Night time contender. Decide: Jung through UD

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