MMA Preview – Brian Ortega vs Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Island 6

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BRIAN ORTEGA VS CHAN SUNG JUNG FACTS

When is UFC Fight Island 6? Saturday 18th October, 2020 - 22:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Island 6? Flash Forum, Fight Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Island 6? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators

What channel is UFC Fight Island 6 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Island 6? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!

BRIAN ORTEGA VS CHAN SUNG JUNG LOWDOWN

We have not seen Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega (14-1) for nearly two years since his five-round beating suffered in his title fight with Max Holloway. The then, champion dished out Ortega’s first loss and he has been out licking his wounds since as well as nursing a knee injury which scuppered this bout with Chan Sung Jung (The Korean Zombie) a year ago and the tension has only risen after Ortega slapped Jung’s friend, translator and rapper Jay Park.

Assaulting the untrained and smaller translator was a great way to get the fans on your back and it does not help that The Korean Zombie (16-5) has been a fan-favourite since he first entered the cage. He has also been inactive throughout his career due to injuries and military service, but it is a treat whenever he graces the octagon. He managed to fight twice last year (the first time since 2011) racking up two more knockouts and ‘performance of the night’ bonuses against Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar.

BRIAN ORTEGA VS CHAN SUNG JUNG PREDICTION

These guys have not seen the bell yet in their 16 UFC fights and this trend is likely to continue. They are also two of the most exciting fighters in the division and their styles will make this a spectacle wherever it goes.

T-City is one of the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners in the game with improving stand-up. The Korean Zombie is a striker specialising in war and his knockout power has meant he has rarely had to call upon his own blacke belt jiu-jitsu skills.

Ortega has relied on his striking to set up the submissions, but the confidence in his hands could be his undoing. It worked against Frankie Edgar uppercutting him into the next realm but took a five-round beating against Max Holloway and now averages 7.36 significant strikes absorbed per minute. If he eats that many from Jung, it will not be long before he gets slept.

That said, there will be a lot of opportunities for Ortega to catch Jung himself, but his best chance is to set traps on the feet and prepare for scrambles where he can wrap up a submission. If he decides to simply stand and trade, Jung’s technique and power will pierce the defence to end the fight in any round.

Prediction: Korean Zombie via KO/TKO

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