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UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige Results

Live Results, Winner Interviews And More From UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige, Live From The UFC APEX

UFC continues its run of events at UFC APEX with a thrilling featherweight matchup, as fan favorite and No. 4 ranked contender Chan Sung Jung looks to add another exciting victory to his resume when he faces No. 8 Dan Ige. In the co-main event, heavyweight grapplers clash as No. 15 Aleksei Oleinik meets Serghei Spivac.   

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: THE KOREAN ZOMBIE vs. IGE will take place Saturday, June 19 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ will carry the entire event, with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT and the prelims at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT.

Featherweight star Jung (16-6, fighting out of Seoul, South Korea) intends to deliver another impressive performance and continue working towards a UFC title shot. Beloved for his aggressive fighting style, Jung has finished an impressive 14 of his 16 wins, including his last nine victories in a row over the likes of Frankie Edgar, Dustin Poirier and Renato Moicano. He now looks to start his 2021 campaign on a high note by becoming the first person to stop Ige.

Ige (15-3, fighting out of Haleiwa, Hawaii) has wasted little time propelling himself towards the top of the stacked UFC featherweight division. He established himself as one of the best in the world with a highly entertaining six-fight win streak that featured victories over Edson Barboza, Mirsad Bektic and Danny Henry. Ige now looks to follow up his devastating 22-second knockout of Gavin Tucker from earlier this year with another highlight-reel performance in his second UFC main event.

No. 15 ranked heavyweight Oleinik (59-15-1, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) aims to get back to his winning ways and prove that he is still one of the elite of the division. Among the most prolific grapplers in heavyweight MMA history, Oleinik has secured a staggering 46 submissions in his career, including his Performance of the Night-earning victories over Junior Albini, Mark Hunt and Maurice Greene. He now has his sights set on taking out another up-and-coming contender and defending his spot in the rankings.

Spivac (12-2, fighting out of Chisinau, Moldova) plans on making a statement and show that he is the next top contender at heavyweight. One of the youngest athletes in the division, he debuted in the UFC at only 24 years old and quickly separated himself from the pack with wins over Tai Tuivasa, Carlos Felipe and, most recently, Jared Vanderaa. Spivac now intends to add the biggest name yet to his resume and breaking into the top 15.

What time is UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige? 

  • Main Card: 7pm ET / 4pm PT
  • Prelims: 4pm ET / 1pm PT

UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige Results

UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige Prelims

Casey O'Neill vs Lara Procópio

Flyweight prospect Casey O'Neill made it two for two in the Octagon in the opener, as she submitted Lara Procopio in the third round.

Casey O'Neill Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Casey O'Neill Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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The 125-pounders set a fast pace in the first round, each having positive moments, but it was likely that Procopio edged it thanks to a stiff jab, and some good knees in the clinch. The Brazilian opened up the second with a takedown, but the busy O’Neill didn’t stay there long, and once she returned the favor, she put in effective work that kept her in control until the two attempted leg locks in the final minute. But as the round ended, it was O’Neill back on top and landing ground strikes, and as the third frame opened, O’Neill continued to dominate on the mat until she sunk in the rear naked choke that ended the bout at 2:54 of the final round.

Highlight: Casey O'Neill Submits Procopio | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Highlight: Casey O'Neill Submits Procopio | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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O’Neill moves to 7-0 with the win. Procopio falls to 7-2.

Official result – Casey O’Neill def. Lara Procopio via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:54 of round three.

Joaquim Silva vs Ricky Glenn

Back in action for the first time since 2018, Ricky Glenn made a successful debut in the UFC lightweight division with a first-round knockout of Joaquim Silva.

Ricky Glenn Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Ricky Glenn Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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Ricky Glenn talks about his first-round knockout win at UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige


Glenn (22-6-1) wasted no time getting down to business, and as Silva (11-4) rushed in, he got caught with a left that dropped him to the mat. Glenn fired off a series of short ground strikes, and though Silva made it back to his feet, he was dropped immediately a second time, prompting referee Mike Beltran to stop the fight at the :37 mark.

Highlight: Ricky Glenn Marks Return with a Big Statement | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Highlight: Ricky Glenn Marks Return with a Big Statement | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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Josh Parisian vs Roque Martinez

In a heavyweight bout, Josh Parisian earned his first UFC victory with a three-round split decision over Roque Martinez.

Scores were 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29 for Parisian, now 14-4. Martinez falls to 15-8-2.

Martinez put together his best round as a UFC fighter in the opening frame, as he got inside Parisian’s reach and fired away with strikes from close range that marked his foe’s face up. When at distance, Parisian got some shots in, but Martinez wasn’t willing to play around at range, and that was a smart move. 

In the second, it was Parisian’s turn to do the better close-range work, and he did just that, outworking his foe until Martinez made a late-round guillotine choke attempt.

With the fight possibly up for grabs, Parisian and Martinez traded spells of momentum over the final five minutes before the judges got involved.

Official result – Josh Parisian def. Roque Martinez via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Khaos Williams vs Matthew Semelsberger

Detroit’s Khaos Williams earned his third UFC victory with a three-round unanimous decision over fellow welterweight prospect Matthew Semelsberger.

Khaos Williams Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Khaos Williams Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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Scores were 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 for Williams, now 12-2. Semelsberger falls to 8-3.

After an uncharacteristic effort against Michel Pereira in his last bout, Williams was back in “Khaos” form as the bout commenced, as he went on the attack immediately, cutting Semelsberger before a stint against the fence. Once separated, Williams kept throwing, but Semelsberger was now beginning to counter effectively.

Semelsberger kept his focus on landing the right hand, but he only did so sporadically, allowing Williams’ greater work rate to keep him in the lead, and while “Semi the Jedi” did finally get into a steady offensive rhythm in the final frame, it wasn’t enough for him to halt his foe or turn things around on the scorecards.

Official result – Khaos Williams def. Matthew Semelsberger via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Kanako Murata vs Virna Jandiroba

Strawweight contender Virna Jandiroba was in stellar form against Japan’s Kanako Murata, halting her opponent at the end of the second round.

After Jandiroba controlled the action on the feet in the first two minutes, Murata finally closed the distance and began to implement her grappling, but the Brazilian pulled guard and stayed busy from her back, nearly locking up her opponent’s arm. 

Virna Jandiroba Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Virna Jandiroba Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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Murata entered the second round with a rapidly swelling bruise under her eye and her left arm apparently injured, and Jandiroba took advantage as she dominated the standup without having to worry about any incoming fire or a takedown from her gutsy foe. As soon as the round ended, the Octagonside physician checked Murata’s arm out, and the fight was stopped.

With the win, the No.13-ranked Jandiroba moves to 17-2. Murata falls to 12-2.

Official result – Virna Jandiroba def. Kanako Murata via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round two

Fighters You Should Know | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Fighters You Should Know | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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Aleksa Camur vs Nicolae Negumereanu

Competing for the first time since 2019, Nicolae Negumereanu picked up a W, outpointing Aleksa Camur via split decision in the UFC Fight Night featured prelim bout at 205 pounds.

Scores were 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29 for Negumereanu, now 10-1. Camur falls to 6-2.

Camur’s striking was sharp throughout the first round, but Negumereanu ate everything and kept marching forward as he threw his haymakers in return. Some of those wild shots hit the mark and jarred Camur, leading to a takedown by the Romanian to kick off the second half of the frame.

Negumereanu began the second with a more disciplined attack, and he tagged Camur with several right hands before clinching a minute in and keeping the Cleveland product there until less than two minutes remained. Down the stretch, both fighters got their shots in, but it was Negumereanu finishing stronger.

Camur did some good work in the third round, but it was more subtle than that of Negumereanu, who nearly lost a point from referee Mike Beltran for grabbing the fence repeatedly. 

Official result – Nicolae Negumereanu def. Aleksa Camur via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige Main Card

Matt Brown vs Dhiego Lima

“How’s that for 40,” asked Matt Brown after his second-round knockout of Dhiego Lima in their welterweight bout.

Not too shabby, Mr. Brown.

The veterans engaged in a largely tactical battle in the opening round, with Lima’s kicks to Brown’s leg the most telling blows over the first five minutes. 

MORE UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Fight By Fight Preview | Fighters On The Rise Significant Stats | Aleksei Oleinik Still Has Gas In The Tank | Matthew Semelsberger Wants To Prove Everyone Wrong | Consistency and Purpose Are Matt Brown’s Focus | Dhiego Lima Believes In A New Start Megan Olivi Interviews Dan Ige

Matt Brown Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Matt Brown Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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In the second, Brown aggressively pursued his foe, but Lima answered with more leg kicks along with some punches and a couple of takedown attempts that kept “The Immortal” guessing. But just when it looked like Lima was going to pull away, Brown landed a flush right hand that sent Lima face-first to the canvas, ending the bout. The time of referee Herb Dean’s stoppage was 3:02 of round two.

Highlight: Matt Brown's "Right Hand From Hell" KO | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Highlight: Matt Brown's "Right Hand From Hell" KO | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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Brown moves to 25-18 with the win. Lima falls to 17-9.

Official result – Matt Brown def. Dhiego Lima via KO at 3:02 of round two

Wellington Turman vs Bruno Silva

Bruno Silva Post-Fight Intervew | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Bruno Silva Post-Fight Intervew | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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The wait for his UFC debut was long, but it was worth it for Brazilian middleweight Bruno Silva, who halted countryman Wellington Turman in the opening round.

Turman went all-in with his grappling attack in the first round, and while he had some success, once Silva got in the top position on the mat late in the frame, a relentless series of ground strikes had Turman in trouble, with a final barrage knocking him out, with the official time of Chris Tognoni’s stoppage 4:45 of round one.

Official result – Bruno Silva def. Wellington Turman via KO at 4:45 of round one

Julian Erosa vs Seungwoo Choi

South Korean featherweight Seungwoo Choi  delivered a statement-making victory, knocking out veteran Julian Erosa in the first round.

Highlight: SeungWoo Choi's 1st Round KO | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Highlight: SeungWoo Choi's 1st Round KO | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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Choi’s punches were on target and landing with a thud in the opening minute of the bout, but Erosa took them and kept pressing forward, but in the second minute, another big shot landed, and this time Erosa hit the deck hard from a left hook, with a follow-up barrage bringing in referee Mark Smith to stop the fight at the 1:37 mark of round one. 

Choi moves to 10-3 with the win. Erosa falls to 25-10.

Official result – SeungWoo Choi def. Julian Erosa via TKO at 1:37 of round one

Marlon Vera vs Davey Grant

Bantamweight contender Marlon Vera evened the score with Davey Grant, avenging a 2016 loss to the England native with a unanimous decision win in a thrilling three-round scrap.

Scores were 29-27, 29-28, and 30-26 for the No.15-ranked Vera, now 17-7-1. Grant falls to 13-5.

Grant was busy and effective with his striking attack in the first three minutes of the bout, and he was looking to end things early. Vera took the shots well, got in a few of his own and did some good work when the bout hit the mat. The two didn’t stay there long, and when the standup clash resumed, Grant’s face and lead leg were a little banged up.

Marlon Vera Octagon Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Marlon Vera Octagon Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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Grant kept the heat on in round two, but Vera’s shots were more telling, with an elbow by “Chito” opening up a cut on the Brit’s forehead. Grant put the fight on the mat a few moments later, and he went to work as Vera looked for a submission from his back. With a minute left, Grant looked for a guillotine choke while Vera used a leg lock attempt to get out of trouble and into the top position, where he fired off hard strikes until the horn.

After eluding a Grant takedown attempt to begin the third frame, Vera looked for submissions before the two rose, but the Brit landed some hard shots before Vera hurt his foe with a knee and then took him down. On the mat, Vera kept up his punishing attack, nearly submitting the gutsy Grant with a guillotine choke as the seconds ticked away.

Official result – Marlon Vera def. Davey Grant via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-26)

 

Co-Main Event: Aleksei Oleinik vs Serghei Spivac

In a heavyweight clash, Serghei Spivac extended his current winning streak to three with a three-round unanimous decision victory over Aleksei Oleinik.

Scores were 29-28 across the board for Spivac, now 13-2. The No.15-ranked Oleinik falls to 59-16-1.

Oleinik used his strikes to set up a takedown attempt as the bout began, but Spivac defended well and eluded the mat. In the second minute, Spivac began letting his hands go and he had success, even if it didn’t stop Oleinik’s aggressive attack. With a minute left, Oleinik dragged Spivac to the mat, and while he got into the mount, he didn’t have enough time to finish his foe.

Serghei Spivac Octagon Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
Serghei Spivac Octagon Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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In the second minute of round two, Oleinik pulled Spivac back to the mat, and this time “The Boa Constrictor” was on his back, but the Moldovan stayed out of trouble as he fired off ground strikes, bloodied Oleinik and even attempted a choke late in the frame. Not surprisingly, though, Oleinik nearly caught Spivac in a choke of his own just before the horn sounded.

Spivac opened the third with a hard shot that opened up a cut on the side of Oleinik’s head, and fatigue had set in on the Russian, who was still fighting but starting to take more punches. Even on the mat, Spivac kept the heat on, leaving no doubt on the scorecards.

Official result – Serghei Spivac def. Aleksei Oleinik via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Main Event: The Korean Zombie vs Dan Ige

The Korean Zombie Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
The Korean Zombie Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige
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In Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event, “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung, delivered a disciplined and effective effort for five rounds as he defeated fellow featherweight contender Dan Ige via unanimous decision.

Scores were 48-47, 49-46 and 49-46 for the No.4-ranked Jung, now 17-6. The No.8-ranked Ige falls to 15-4.

Ige was sharp early on, his jab and body work setting up a nice uppercut that jarred Jung briefly. With 2:45 to go in the opening round, Jung scored a takedown and while he controlled matters there for a spell, Ige scrambled his way back to his feet and resumed striking with his opponent, adding some more points before the end of the frame. 

A right hand by Jung scored a flash knockdown as the second round began, but Ige recovered quickly. Jung’s confidence appeared to be boosted, though, and his controlled attack saw him mix up his punches and kicks nicely, with a right hand midway through the round landing with a thud. Ige looked for a takedown moments later, but Jung defended the attempt. With less than a minute left, the two were on the mat, with Jung controlling the action until the horn.

Jung emerged from the round with a cut over his eye from a clash of heads, but he appeared unbothered by it as the third began. Once the round was underway, Jung took Ige down and did good work there, ultimately taking Ige’s back just before the two-minute mark. Jung nearly sunk in a rear naked choke, and though Ige defended well, he wasn’t able to escape the position before round’s end.

Ige rebounded in the fourth, but just when momentum looked to be swinging in his direction, Jung scored another takedown and did some effective work with his strikes. It was the same story in the fifth, with Ige surging in an attempt to turn things around, but Jung patiently doing what was necessary to stay out of serious danger. With a little over two minutes to go, a knee by Jung jarred Ige and gave the Zombie enough space to get the fight to the mat and take his foe’s back again. And that’s where the fight stayed until its conclusion.

Official result – Chan Sung Jung def. Dan Ige via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)