Brian Ortega dominates Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Island 6 to land title shot
Brian Ortega blows up Korean zombie on UFC Fight Island 6
In the fourth of his five events on Fight Island, Brian Ortega dominated the Korean zombie (Chan Sung Jung) to secure a featherweight title.
Jessica Andrade may have beaten her own ticket to a championship flyweight challenge by beating Katlyn Chookagian in the co-main event.
Brian Ortega shows the best Korean zombie
After a brief emotional process, it was clear that Ortega wanted to use his improved punch against Jung. He frequently landed kicks from the opening bell as Jung was more careful to hold back and look for powerful counter-shots.
Ortega reinforced it in the second half of the first round, hitting Jung with hard blows and even sending him onto the canvas once. Jung began to swing harder but was caught with a headbutt.
The first lap was definitely a strong start for Ortega.
Jung started quickly in the second frame and landed many stroke combinations. The damage he secretly inflicted on Ortega's guide leg with low kicks was also beginning to show.
But just as the momentum seemed to be in Boy's favor, Ortega hit him with a twisting elbow. Ortega stormed him, landed several punches and laid him on the canvas, but couldn't find the target in front of the horn of the second round, despite stealing the round.
Ortega went into the third frame, having likely won the first two, and stayed at a distance throughout the round, which added to his advantage. He stayed outside Jung's sphere of control and slowly broke off with an increasingly effective push and kick that kept Jung from finding a rhythm.
Jung knew he had to be on the scorecards and started pressing more in the fourth round. Ortega didn't let himself be overwhelmed, however, stayed calm and fended off most of Jung's attacks.
Ortega avoided most of Jung's punches, got a kick and landed a punch as he drove Jung over the cage and onto the canvas. He opened an incision over Jung's left eye, although it wasn't clear if it was the blow or an accidental head clash, but Jung quickly got up and ate another shot as he did.
Ortega continued to look sharp and stabbed Jung with his thrust. Jung tried to find a way to land, but Ortega was so fluid at this point that Jung couldn't find any openings.
Jung had to overpower Ortega in the last frame, but couldn't. Ortega just kept hitting him and giving him a different look that threw Jung off balance. Every time Jung went forward to attack, Ortega picked him up with stabbing blows, his thrust eating him especially alive.
Jung didn't give up, but kept moving forward, trying again and again to find a home for that mighty blow that would steal the fight, but it shouldn't be. Ortega was too elusive, his stroke much more fluid than ever.
Ortega fought the perfect match against Jung and unanimously scored 50-45 points from the judges. At the same time he shot at the UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski.
It had been almost two years since Ortega had last fought and lost his offer to take the belt off then-master Max Holloway.
“I had to become a new guy. Today I tried to do my best to mess everything up and show everyone that I'm back, ”Ortega said after the fight.
"We'll find out if I'm ready (to face Volkanovski). In this game you take risks. You're not growing in your comfort zone. Alexander Volkanovski, you are the champion, the thought of fighting you is exciting. "
Jessica Andrade takes first place in the UFC flyweight debut
Jessica Andrade wasted no time publicing her presence in the UFC flyweight division. The former UFC strawweight champion caught the division's attention with a fight at 125 pounds.
Andrade stormed Chookagian off the opening bell, using her strength and power to negate her opponent's dramatic range advantage. She took Chookagian down early, but fended off various submission attacks.
After pushing her to the cage many times and pounding and kneeling on Chookagian throughout the lap, Andrade picked up Chookagian and slammed her onto the canvas in the last minute of the frame.
They found their feet again, but a short time later Andrade hit her opponent with one blow to the middle section. Chookagian turned away and cried out in pain. Realizing she was injured, Andrade stormed after Chookagian and landed a few more shots at the body that sent her onto the canvas. The referee entered immediately and stopped the fight.
And just like that, Andrade catapulted to the top of her new division.
"Now I'm number 1 and let's see if I get a chance to fight Valentina (Shevchenko)," she said after the fight.
Shevchenko, the current UFC flyweight champion, is currently due to defend against Jennifer Maia at UFC 255 in Las Vegas on November 21.
Jimmy Crute interprets Modestas Bukauskas
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Jimmy Crute continues to impress in the Octagon. In his five UFC bouts, all but one ended in the first round.
Crute finished Modesta's Bukauskas in an impressive manner on UFC Fight Island 6 and left him on the big screen. Crute knocked Bukauskas down with his right hand, sent him down, then followed up with a few more shots to close it a little over two minutes into the fight.
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UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. Korean zombie results
UFC Fight Island 6 main map
Brian Ortega def. Chan Sung Jung by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Jessica Andrade def.Katlyn Chookagian of TKO (Body Punches) at 4:57, R1
Jim Crute defeated Modestas Bukauskas by KO (punches) at 2:01, R1
James Krause defeated Claudio Silva unanimously (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jonathan Martinez def. Thomas Almeida by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
UFC Fight Island 6 Provisional Map
Guram Kutateladze def.Mateusz Gamrot by separate decision (29-28, 28-29, 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, 30-25, 30-25)
Tariffs Ziam defeated Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous vote (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Maxim Grishin defeated Gadzhimurad Antigulov by TKO (punches) at 4:58, R2
Said Nurmagomedov defeated Mark Striegl by KO (punches) at 0:51, R1
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