UFC Vegas 29 went down at the UFC Apex today and saw Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung returning to winning ways by defeating Dan Ige in the main event.
Number four ranked featherweight contender "The Korean Zombie" Chan-Sung showcased his high-level striking and grappling skills throughout all five rounds against #8 "Fifty K" Dan Ige. It was a smart, dominant performance that earned Zombie the record for the second-most finishes - seven - in UFC featherweight history. After the win, his coach presented him with his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.
"The higher I get up in the rankings; it’s harder to get knockouts and submissions. I’m slightly disappointed I wasn’t able to finish him, but I’m super happy with the win. More than winning this fight, I love getting my black belt. This means so much to me.... I'm not number four anymore, now I'm three,” Jung said.
In the co-main event, up and comer Serghei Spivac figured out the grappling puzzle that is #15 Aleksei Oleinik and won the unanimous decision.
"It was a really hard fight. The UFC knows I never say no to a fight. Whoever they give me, I will fight,” Spivac noted.
Exciting bantamweight finishers #15 Marlon Vera and Davey Grant met in a rematch 5 years in the making that displayed excellent technique and action. In the second round, Vera landed a cutting elbow and Grant scored with a takedown, and they ended the round with a thrilling scramble. In the third, Vera was intent on getting the fight to the ground where he looked for submission after submission, which ultimately earned him the unanimous decision win.
Featherweight prospect Choi Seung-Woo came out with crisp striking against Julian Erosa and reaped all of the praise he deserved by getting the lightning swift first round KO.
At middleweight, Bruno Silva made a fantastic UFC debut and avenged himself against a grappling loss to Wellington Turman by weathering a back take, and then getting the knock out from inside guard in the very first round.
Welterweight veterans Matt Brown and Dhiego Lima opened the main card showing their experience and durability when they stood toe-to-toe in the center of the Octagon. From out of nowhere, Brown got the right hand knockout in round two, which ties him for the most KOs in UFC history, and third most wins in the welterweight division.
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