One of the most highly anticipated UFC fights of the fall comes our way tomorrow night. Top featherweight contenders Brian Ortega (14-1, 1 NC) and Chan Sung Jung (16-5) will battle to determine who is the top contender in the UFC‘s featherweight division.
This fight was initially scheduled to take place back in December of 2019. However, due to an injury, Ortega was unable to compete. At that December event, Jung took on Frankie Edgar and knocked Edgar out in the first round of their fight.
These two men have had a ton of bad blood leading up to UFC Fight Island 6. They do not like each other, and there is a ton on the line in this matchup. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has already made it known that he’s got his eyes on this one.
Not too mention the fact that UFC President Dana White announced that the winner would be the number one contender. This fight has everything you’d want in a main event. There’s a ton on the line, and there’s a lot of bad blood between the two.
UFC Fight Island 6 Prediction
This fight is incredibly fascinating on a number of levels. We haven’t seen Brian Ortega compete inside the UFC since his title loss to Max Holloway back in 2018. Ortega used his all around skills to rise to the status of top contender.
Ortega knocked out Frankie Edgar with strikes, however, it’s his submissions that keep everyone on edge. He possesses arguably the best guillotine choke in the entire UFC. If Ortega grabs your neck, there’s a good chance that you’re not getting it back.
The Korean Zombie has looked sensational since returning from his military stint. He’s 3-1 with three first round knockouts. His one UFC loss came to Yair Rodriguez in a very flukey knockout. Jung was clearly winning the fight, and got caught with a hail mary strike at the buzzer.
Jung has very good striking skills. He’s very quick and he holds a ton of power in his hands. The Korean Zombie is also incredibly strong and will be well prepared for wherever this fight goes. Both men are so talented that it’s tough to pick a winner.
Brian Ortega is such a good pick because of his incredible submission skills. However, I’m not completely sold that he can win the standup fight with Jung. Ortega has really good striking, however, I think his striking won’t best the Zombie over five rounds. Expect a war tomorrow night.
Prediction: Chan Sung Jung by Split Decision