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UFC on ESPN+ 38 Results: Ortega Dominates Korean Zombie, Andrade Smashes Chookagian
On Saturday, Oct. 17, the UFC continued its second lengthy stint on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE, hosting its 38th broadcast on ESPN+. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the night’s main event, former featherweight title challengers collided as Brian Ortega met “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Ortega had been out of action for nearly two years after coming up short against then-champion Max Holloway at UFC 231. Jung was last in the cage in December in his native South Korea, stopping former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar.
The co-main event featured former flyweight title challenger Katlyn Chookagian against former strawweight champion Jéssica Andrade.
The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET. The night’s main card followed at 7 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.
Brian Ortega def. Chan Sung Jung by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Jéssica Andrade def. Katlyn Chookagian by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:55
Jimmy Crute def. Modestas Bukauskas by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:01
James Krause def. Claudio Silva by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jonathan Martinez def. Thomas Almeida by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Guram Kutateladze def. Mateusz Gamrot by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Gillian Robertson def. Poliana Botelho by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Jun Yong Park def. John Phillips by unanimous decision (30-25 x3)
Fares Ziam def. Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Maxim Grishin def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:58
Said Nurmagomedov def. Mark Striegl by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:51