UFC Busan: “The Korean Zombie” Storms Through Frankie Edgar, Challenges Alexander Volkanovski

Many people questioned Frankie Edgar's decision to fight Chan Sung Jung today, and those voices are likely going to be louder, following UFC Busan.

Frankie Edgar did the UFC a big favor by agreeing to step-up and fight Chan Sung Jung today at UFC Busan. But, it seems almost certain now the UFC has lost its main event for UFC Raleigh.

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“The Korean Zombie” storms through Edgar

Jung, or “The Korean Zombie” was supposed to fight Brian Ortega today, but after the latter went down with a knee injury, Edgar agreed to face the South Korean star. Edgar was booked to fight rising bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen, January 25th.

Well, it wasn’t long into today’s main event before Jung badly stunned Edgar with some big hooks. The action spilled to the floor, and Jung continued to fire down shots and searched for a choke. Edgar, as one would expect from the legend, didn’t give up and eventually got back to his feet. But, Jung planted several more thumping punches and the fight was called.

After the fight, Jung called for a fight with new featherweight champ, Alexander Volkanovski. Jung has now recorded back-to-back, first-round stoppage wins. In June, he finished Renato “Moicano”.

Edgar wasn’t interviewed after the bout, but, one would think there’s no way he can still fight Sandhagen next month. In fact, you would think the UFC will not let him take the bout, considering the heavy punches he took today.

UFC Busan results

Here are the complete results for UFC Busan.

Chan Sung Jung def. Frankie Edgar via TKO (punches) – R1, 3:18
Volkan Oezdemir def. Aleksandar Rakic via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Charles Jourdain def. Dooho Choi via TKO (punches) – R2, 4:32
Da Un Jung def. Mike Rodriguez via knockout (punches) – R1, 1:04
Jun Yong Park def. Marc-Andre Barriault via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kyung Ho Kang def. Liu Pingyuan via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Ciryl Gane def. Tanner Boser via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Seungwoo Choi def. Suman Mokhtarian via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-25)
Omar Morales def. Dong Hyun Ma via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Alexandre Pantoja def. Matt Schnell via knockout (punches) – R1, 4:17
Raoni Barcelos def. Said Nurmagomedov via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Amanda Lemos def. Miranda Granger via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:43
Heili Alateng def. Ryan Benoit via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Results via MMA Junkie

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