If we never know Brian OrtegaThe new (lack) of hairstyle was a factor in the victory of the “Korean Zombie”, but the shaved head version of Ortega was quiet, cool, and collected on the way to regretted success.
Ortega (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) returns from almost two-year layoff, unanimous decision from fellow former Featherweight title challenger Chan Sang Jung (16-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC). This victory turned him into the next challenge of champion Alexander Volkonovsky. Jung is 2-1 ahead of Ortega in the fight.
UFC Featherweight Boat at the ESPN + 38 flagship event at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It was streamed on ESPN +.
“It simply came to our notice then. This is good, “said Ortega. “For all you are counting on me, learn to count, Mom (researchers). முயற்சி Today I tried to do my best, to mix everything up, to show everyone I came back to. I’m going to find out if I’re ready (for Volkonovsky).
The Featherweights threw for the first two minutes with a few low kicks and jabs. Things opened up a little in the third minute of the round, but not much – although Ordega changed positions, perhaps early kicks as a result of some junk. With 80 seconds left in the frame, Ortega landed a clean left hook, a few minutes later Jung grabbed a kick and knocked Jung off the leg when he put a left hand behind it. Jung threw a high kick and then followed it with a pair of right hands. They made their way to the kicks for a replacement from Ortega. Shortly before the horn, Jung tried to pull an elbow back.
One minute into the second round, Jung combined several punches to support the fence before Ordega came back to center, where Jung threw another kick. Ortega grabbed a kick and tried to lower it, but Jung kept it on his feet. Jung continued to push Ordega closer to the fence, again putting together a nice combo that ended up with a solid upside.
But with 50 seconds left, Ortega landed a spiral elbow that took off Jung’s leg. Ordega closed and tried to find a safe finish with Jung. He landed a couple punches, but Jung wiped his feet again. Ortega put him back on the canvas with 15 seconds left, but could not get the finish – however he left an exclamation mark at the end of the round, which may have been stolen again.
Two minutes into the third minute, Ortega landed a heavy kick to the body and then tried to go high with a kick. Ortega’s offensive strategy also changed slightly in the middle frame. He kicked. He threw jabs. And he tried to catch Jung’s leading left leg, no doubt making him think about the possibility of a relegation. When he went a little deeper into one of the remaining 45 seconds, Jung defended – but ate a hard jab. With a few seconds left, Ortega tried another elbow back to the elbow, but it was not marked.
In fourth place, Jung tried to push Ortega backwards as he had done at the beginning of the fight. But instead, Ortega briefly removed Jung from his legs, and in a head-on collision Jung suffered bleeding above his left eye. The referee called a doctor to check on the cut in half, but after a while the fight started again. The Jungle could not get anything that went with Ortega, but not only looked at it seriously seriously, but also played better defense.
Ortega continued to work a hard jab and tried to kick the body and place it in the Jungle Gulf. Jung was pushed forward knowing that he needed a finish to win the fight. But with two minutes left, he was still looking for the next stage offense that could put Ordega in danger. Ortega landed several jobs in the final seconds.
UFC up to the minute on ESPN + 38 results as follows:
Brian Ortega Def. Chan Chung Jung by consensus (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Jessica Andrade Def. Caitlin Sookian via TKO (Body Shot) – Round 1, 4:55
Jimmy Crude Def. Modestas Pukaskas via Knockout – Round 1, 2:01
James Cross Def. Claudio Silva by consensus (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jonathan Martinez Def. Thomas Almeida by consensus (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ghuram Guttology Def. Matthews Camrod (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) via split end
Gillian Robertson Def. Poliana Bottalho by consensus (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Jun Yong Park Def. John Phillips by consensus (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Fee Giam Def. By consensus Jamie Mல்லllerki (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Maxim Krisin Def. DKO (punches) via Katzimurat Antigulov – Round 2, 4:58
Said Narmagomedov Def. Mark the strike through the DKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:51