On Saturday, Dec. 21, the UFC hosted its 23rd event on ESPN+, touching down at the Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea.
In the night’s main event, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar stepped in on short notice to take on South Korean featherweight Chan Sung Jung, better known as “The Korean Zombie”. Edgar was scheduled to make his bantamweight debut in 2020 against Cory Sandhagen, but the former titleholder stepped up when Jung’s original opponent, Brian Ortega, withdrew due to injury. The New Jersey native wass coming off a failed title bid against then-champion Max Holloway. Jung, meanwhile, was fresh off a first-round destruction of Renato Moicano in June. The former title challenger had earned seven post-fight bonuses in his seven Octagon appearances.
In the first round, Jung dominated from the get go, leading to a TKO just past the three-minute mark.
Check below for full results.
Chan Sung Jung def. Frankie Edgar by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:18
Volkan Oezdemir def. Aleksandar Rakic by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Charles Jourdain def. Doo Ho Choi by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:32
Da Un Jung def. Mike Rodriguez by KO (punches). Round 1, 1:04
Jun Yong Park def. Marc-Andre Barriault by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kyung Ho Kang def. Liu Pingyuan by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Ciryl Gane def. Tanner Boser by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Seungwoo Choi def. Suman Mokhtarian by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-25)
Omar Morales def. Dong Hyun Ma by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Alexandre Pantoja def. Matt Schnell by knockout (punches). Round 1, 4:17
Raoni Barcelos def. Said Nurmagomedov by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Amanda Lemos def. Miranda Granger by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:43
Heili Alateng def. Ryan Benoit by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
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