Ultimate Fighting Championship (“UFC”) is making a much-anticipated return to Singapore, bringing with it a thrilling fight card that promises to excite MMA fans worldwide.
The main event for UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie features a clash between former UFC featherweight champion and top-ranked Max “Blessed” Holloway, hailing from Waianae, Hawaii, USA, and the dynamic “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, representing Seoul, South Korea. Both fighters are revered in the MMA world and are set to deliver an intense showdown that fans have been eagerly anticipating.
Max Holloway, with a remarkable record of 24 wins and 7 losses, is a crowd favorite and stands as one of the greatest featherweights in UFC history. Holloway boasts divisional records for most wins and finishes, along with the UFC record for total strikes landed. With his eyes firmly set on regaining his title, Holloway is determined to showcase his exceptional skills against “The Korean Zombie.”
Chan Sung Jung, known as “The Korean Zombie,” has solidified his reputation as a captivating fighter with a creative grappling style and potent striking abilities. With a record of 17 wins and 7 losses, Jung has consistently delivered thrilling finishes throughout his career, taking down opponents like Frankie Edgar, Dennis Bermudez, and Dustin Poirier. Having earned two title shots already, Jung now aims to take on Holloway in a high-octane clash that could potentially propel him further up the ranks.
In the co-main event, the light heavyweight division takes center stage with a rematch between No. 8-ranked Anthony “Lionheart” Smith and No. 10-ranked Ryan “Superman” Spann. Smith, hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, USA, has a reputation for ending fights early, with an impressive 34 out of 36 victories finished before the final bell. He has secured notable wins against fighters like Alexander Gustafsson, Mauricio Rua, and Rashad Evans. Smith’s goal is to replicate his previous success against Spann and maintain his high ranking.
Ryan Spann, based in Beaumont, Texas, USA, holds a record of 21 wins and 8 losses, with a staggering 15 first-round finishes to his name. Rising through the ranks with victories over formidable opponents like Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Sam Alvey, Misha Cirkunov, and Dominick Reyes, Spann is determined to avenge his previous loss to Smith and make his mark in the light heavyweight division.
UFC® Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 26, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The main card starts at 8.00pm SGT, followed by the prelims at 5.00pm SGT. Fans can tune in to local listings for broadcast details, and tickets are available for purchase here.