MMA Preview – Chan Sung Jung vs Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 139

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 139? Sunday 11th November, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 139? Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

What channel is UFC Fight Night 139 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 139? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 139? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

UFC Fight Night 139 marks the return of The Korean Zombie – Chan Sung Jung. We have been deprived of seeing one of the most exhilarating fighters on the roster due to a plethora of injuries and a mandatory stint in the military which has seen him fight only three times in seven years.

He was scheduled to fight the legend Frankie Edgar but he suffered an injury only two weeks out. Thankfully, Yair Rodriguez has stepped up on short notice which, to be honest, is one of the most exciting stylistic match-ups you can make in the division.

THE PREDICTION

On paper, this should be absolute fireworks. The stand-up arsenal of Rodriguez is something out of a Bruce Lee movie. From a Taekwondo background, he has every kick and spinning attack in the book which provides a spectacle as long as he isn’t fighting a wrestler.

Although Jung is a tremendous grappler, he is not a wrestler and instead will go toe-to-toe with Rodriguez and prove he has the striking edge. He is also a black belt in Taekwondo and has the heart to slug it out with anyone which, should provide an elegant war for fans.

A stand-up battle will be a spectacle and if there is not an early knockout, The Korean Zombie can call upon his grappling skills but he may need to resort to them sooner rather than later.

Winner: Chan Sung Jung via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.