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UFC Singapore Results: Max Holloway knocks out Korean Zombie in main event

LockerRoom Team
31 August 2023

Once again, the Singapore Indoor Stadium was abuzz with eager fans, congregating to witness a riveting card that left them enthralled. The event was a showcase of fresh Asian talent and marked a poignant farewell to a legendary figure in the sport. UFC Singapore 2023 will undoubtedly be etched in history as a pivotal night that resonated with martial arts enthusiasts worldwide.

The stage was set for an exhilarating showdown as two of the finest featherweights on the global stage stepped into the spotlight. Max Holloway, the former UFC interim featherweight champion and #1 ranked contender, faced off against the dynamic #8 ranked Chan Sung Jung.

The atmosphere was electric, the anticipation palpable, and the fighters delivered in spades. With laser-like precision, they aimed their shots, captivating a crowd that erupted in chants. The second round proved harrowing for "The Korean Zombie," as he remarkably survived a knockdown and choke from Holloway in true zombie-esque fashion.

The third round emerged as a do-or-die scenario, and they unleashed a flurry of strikes. It was Holloway's powerful right that found its mark first, sealing the fate of Jung with a knockout. A poignant moment followed as Jung, upon his defeat, removed his gloves and announced his retirement from the sport.

In another highly anticipated rematch, #8 Anthony Smith and #10 Ryan Spann, both renowned for their knockout prowess, clashed in a significantly altered encounter compared to their initial meeting. The action was fierce from the outset, with both fighters landing potent and accurate headshots throughout the first round.

Spann began to accumulate damage in the second, asserting his dominance. Remarkably, they persevered until the final bell, presenting their battle-weary bodies to the judges. The verdict, a split decision in favor of Smith, solidified a hard-fought victory.

UFC Singapore 2023 was a rollercoaster of emotions, with unforgettable moments etched in the annals of MMA history. From fierce battles that showcased the prowess of world-class athletes to a heartfelt retirement declaration, the event underscored the essence of combat sports - resilience, passion, and the indomitable spirit of athletes who leave it all in the octagon.

Below are the results from UFC Singapore

UFC Singapore Results

AWARDS

  • Fight of the Night: Max Holloway vs The Korean Zombie

OFFICIAL RESULTS

MAIN EVENT

  • Max Holloway defeats Chan Sung Jung by KO (right hand) at 0:23 of Round 3

CO-MAIN EVENT

  • Anthony Smith (29-28, 29-28) defeats Ryan Spann (29-28) by split decision

MAIN CARD

  • Giga Chikadze defeats Alex Caceres by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Rinya Nakamura defeats Fernie Garcia by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Erin Blanchfield defeats Taila Santos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Junior Tafa defeats Parker Porter by KO (strikes) at 1:24 of Round 1

PRELIMS

  • Waldo Cortes-Acosta defeats Lukasz Brzeski by KO (right hand) at 3:01 of Round 1
  • Garrett Armfield defeats Toshiomi Kazama by TKO (right hand) at 4:16 of Round 1
  • Michal Oleksiejczuk defeats Chidi Njokuani by TKO (strikes) at 4:16 of Round 1
  • Song Kenan defeats Rolando Bedoya by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Billy Goff defeats Yusaku Kinoshita by TKO (body shot) at 3:49 of Round 1
  • JJ Aldrich defeats Liang Na by TKO (strikes) at 4:49 of Round 2
  • SeungWoo Choi defeats Jarno Errens by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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