Brian Ortega dominates Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Island 6 to land title shot
In the fourth of its five-event stint on Fight Island, the UFC noticed Brian Ortega dominate Korean Zombie (Chan Sung Jung) to earn a featherweight title shot.
Jessica Andrade might very properly have punched her personal ticket to a championship problem in the flyweight division along with her win over Katlyn Chookagian in the co-main occasion.
Brian Ortega places on hanging show to finest Korean Zombie
After a brief feeling out course of, it was clear that Ortega was wanting to make use of his improved hanging in opposition to Jung. He often landed leg kicks from the opening bell, as Jung was extra intent on hanging again, searching for highly effective counter photographs.
Ortega stepped it up in the latter half of the primary spherical, cracking Jung with laborious punches and even sending him to the canvas at one level. Jung began swinging more durable, however received caught with a head kick.
Round one was undoubtedly a powerful opener for Ortega.
Jung began shortly in the second body, touchdown numerous punch mixtures. The harm he was stealthily doing to Ortega’s lead leg with low kicks was additionally starting to present.
But simply because the momentum appeared to be in Jung’s favor, Ortega blasted him with a spinning elbow. Ortega stormed him, touchdown a number of extra punches and put him on the canvas however couldn’t discover the end earlier than the second spherical horn, though he stole the spherical.
Going into the third body doubtless having received the primary two, Ortega stayed at distance all through the spherical, including to his benefit. He remained out of Jung’s energy vary, slowly chipping away with an ever-more-effective jab and kicks that had been preserving Jung from discovering a rhythm.
Knowing he had to be down on the scorecards, Jung began urgent extra in the fourth spherical. Ortega, nevertheless, didn’t let himself get overwhelmed, remained calm, and fended off the higher a part of Jung’s assaults.
Avoiding most of Jung’s punches, Ortega caught a kick and landed a punch as he drove Jung throughout the cage and to the canvas. He opened a cut over Jung’s left eye, although it wasn’t clear if it was the punch or an unintentional conflict of heads, however Jung shortly received up, consuming one other shot as he did.
Ortega continued to look sharp, stinging Jung together with his jab. Jung tried to discover a manner to land, however Ortega was so fluid at this level, Jung couldn’t discover any openings.
Jung wanted to overwhelm Ortega in the ultimate body, however he couldn’t. Ortega merely saved beating him to the punch and giving him totally different appears to be like that saved Jung off kilter. Any time Jung moved ahead to assault, Ortega nullified him with stinging punches, his jab in explicit consuming him alive.
Not one to give up, Jung saved shifting ahead, saved making an attempt to discover a dwelling for that highly effective blow that might steal the struggle, nevertheless it wasn’t to be. Ortega was too elusive, his hanging rather more fluent than he’d ever proven earlier than.
Ortega fought the right struggle in opposition to Jung, incomes unanimous scores of 50-45 from the judges, concurrently incomes a shot at UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
It had been almost two years since Ortega final fought, shedding his bid to take the belt from then-champion Max Holloway.
“I wanted to develop into a brand new man. Today, I attempted to do one of the best I might to combine all of it up and present everybody that I’m again,” Ortega mentioned after the struggle.
“We’re gonna discover out if I’m prepared (to face Volkanovski). In this recreation, you’re taking possibilities. You don’t develop in the consolation zone. Alexander Volkanovski, you’re the champ, the considered preventing you is thrilling.”
Jessica Andrade takes out prime contender in UFC flyweight debut
Jessica Andrade wasted no time making her presence recognized in the UFC flyweight division. With one struggle at 125 kilos, the previous UFC strawweight champion put the division on discover.
Andrade stormed Chookagian from the opening bell, utilizing her power and energy to negate her opponent’s dramatic attain benefit. She took Chookagian down early, however ended up heading off varied submission assaults.
After often urgent her to the cage and dealing Chookagian with punches and knees to the physique all through the spherical, Andrade scooped Chookagian up and slammed her to the canvas in the ultimate minute of the body.
They regained their footing, however a short while later, Andrade blasted her opponent with a punch to the midsection. Chookagian turned away and yelped in ache. Andrade, realizing she was harm, stormed after Chookagian and landed a pair extra photographs to the physique that despatched her to the canvas. The referee instantly stepped in and stopped the struggle.
And identical to that, Andrade catapulted to the highest of her new division.
“Now I’m No. 1 and let’s see if I can get an opportunity at preventing Valentina (Shevchenko),” she declared after the struggle.
Shevchenko, the present UFC flyweight champion, is presently slated to defend in opposition to Jennifer Maia at UFC 255 on Nov. 21 in Las Vegas.
Jimmy Crute lays out Modestas Bukauskas
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Jimmy Crute continues to impress in the Octagon. In his 5 UFC bouts, all however one have ended in the primary spherical.
Crute completed Modestas Bukauskas in spectacular trend at UFC Fight Island 6, leaving him laying on the canvas. Crute blasted Bukauskas with a proper hand, sending him down, after which adopted with a pair extra photographs to shut it out simply over two minutes into the struggle.
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UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie outcomes
UFC Fight Island 6 Main Card
Brian Ortega def Chan Sung Jung by unanimous choice (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)Jessica Andrade def Katlyn Chookagian by TKO (physique punches) at 4:57, R1Jim Crute def Modestas Bukauskas by KO (punches) at 2:01, R1James Krause def Claudio Silva by unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Jonathan Martinez def Thomas Almeida by unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
UFC Fight Island 6 Preliminary Card
Guram Kutateladze def Mateusz Gamrot by break up choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)Gillian Robertson def Poliana Botelho by unanimous choice (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)Jun Yong Park def John Phillips by unanimous choice (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)Fares Ziam def Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Maxim Grishin def Gadzhimurad Antigulov by TKO (punches) at 4:58, R2Said Nurmagomedov def Mark Striegl by KO (punches) at 0:51, R1