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Featherweight Division


"The Korean Zombie"

Chan Sung Jung

Featherweight Division

17-8-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Chan Sung Jung

athlete record


Learn more about The Korean Zombie's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
South Korea
Trains at
Fight Ready - Scottsdale, AZ
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Mar. 27, 2011
Leg reach
  • Returned in February 2017 after completing two years of military service

  • One of the sport’s most popular fighters

  • Eight wins by submission (Brabo, Twister, 2 triangle, 2 RNC, 2 armbar), six by knockout

  • First bout with Garcia was called “Fight of the Decade” by commentator Joe Rogan. Received Fight of the Night honors as well.

  • Has won seven of his last 12

  • Win over Garcia earned Submission of the Night honors. It was also the first time in history that the Twister submission ended a UFC bout.

  • Defeated Michihiro Omigawa in DEEP bout in 2008

  • Pro since 2007

  • 15-6, 11 KOs kickboxing record

UFC Fight Night (8/26/23) Jung was knocked out by Max Holloway at :23 of the third round 

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Jung was stopped by Alexander Volkanovski via strikes at :45 of the fourth round in a fight for the UFC featherweight title

UFC on ESPN (6/19/21) Jung won a five round unanimous decision over Dan Ige

UFC Fight Night (10/18/20) Jung lost a five round unanimous decision to Brian Ortega

UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Jung stopped Frankie Edgar via strikes at 3:18 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/22/19) Jung stopped Renato Moicano via strikes at :58 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/10/18) Jung was knocked out by Yair Rodriguez at 4:59 of the fifth round

UFC Fight Night (2/4/17) Jung knocked out Dennis Bermudez at 2:49 of the first round

UFC 163 (8/3/13) Jung was stopped by Jose Aldo via strikes at 2:00 of the fourth round

UFC on FUEL TV (5/15/12) Jung submitted Dustin Poirier via D’Arce choke at 1:07 of the fourth round

UFC 140 (12/10/11) Jung knocked out Mark Hominick at 6.2 seconds of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/26/11) Jung submitted Leonard Garcia via Twister at 4:59 of the second round

WEC 51 (9/30/10) Jung was knocked out by George Roop at 1:30 of the second round.

WEC 48 (4/24/10) Jung lost a three round split decision to Leonard Garcia in a bout many are calling the ‘Fight of the Decade’.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started kickboxing when I was in high school because it was fun. However, at some point I was fighting in the ring as a pro-MMA fighter.

Do you have any heroes? Bu-Kyung Jung (Olympic Judo Silver medalist and Dream fighter) is my hero.

What is your favorite technique? My punching skills. I love boxing.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means everything to me. It was my dream before. Now, it becomes a reality to me. UFC gave me a chance to be the world’s No.1 featherweight fighter. And I'll take it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I graduated Gyung-buk

Science University. And my major was 'Mixed Martial Arts'.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a university student, and at that time, I already was a pro MMA fighter.