Within the fourth of its five-event stint on Struggle Island, the UFC noticed Brian Ortega dominate Korean Zombie (Chan Sung Jung) to earn a featherweight title shot.
Jessica Andrade could very nicely have punched her personal ticket to a championship problem within the flyweight division together with her win over Katlyn Chookagian within the co-main occasion.
Brian Ortega places on putting show to finest Korean Zombie
After a brief feeling out course of, it was clear that Ortega was seeking to make use of his improved putting towards Jung. He regularly landed leg kicks from the opening bell, as Jung was extra intent on hanging again, searching for highly effective counter pictures.
Ortega stepped it up within 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 tougher, however obtained caught with a head kick.
Spherical one was undoubtedly a robust opener for Ortega.
Jung began rapidly within the second body, touchdown a number of punch mixtures. The injury he was stealthily doing to Ortega’s lead leg with low kicks was additionally starting to indicate.
However simply because the momentum gave the impression 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 possible 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.
Realizing he needed to be down on the scorecards, Jung began urgent extra within 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 reduce over Jung’s left eye, although it wasn’t clear if it was the punch or an unintended conflict of heads, however Jung rapidly obtained up, consuming one other shot as he did.
Ortega continued to look sharp, stinging Jung along with his jab. Jung tried to discover a strategy to land, however Ortega was so fluid at this level, Jung couldn’t discover any openings.
Jung wanted to overwhelm Ortega within the ultimate body, however he couldn’t. Ortega merely stored beating him to the punch and giving him completely different seems that stored Jung off kilter. Any time Jung moved ahead to assault, Ortega nullified him with stinging punches, his jab specifically consuming him alive.
Not one to surrender, Jung stored shifting ahead, stored looking for a house for that highly effective blow that may steal the battle, but it surely wasn’t to be. Ortega was too elusive, his putting far more fluent than he’d ever proven earlier than.
Ortega fought the proper battle towards Jung, incomes unanimous scores of 50-45 from the judges, concurrently incomes a shot at UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
It had been practically two years since Ortega final fought, shedding his bid to take the belt from then-champion Max Holloway.
“I wanted to turn out to be a brand new man. At present, I attempted to do the most effective I might to combine all of it up and present everybody that I’m again,” Ortega stated after the battle.
“We’re gonna discover out if I’m prepared (to face Volkanovski). On this sport, you are taking possibilities. You don’t develop within the consolation zone. Alexander Volkanovski, you’re the champ, the considered preventing you is thrilling.”
Jessica Andrade takes out high contender in UFC flyweight debut
Jessica Andrade wasted no time making her presence identified within the UFC flyweight division. With one battle 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 keeping off numerous submission assaults.
After regularly 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 within 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 damage, stormed after Chookagian and landed a pair extra pictures to the physique that despatched her to the canvas. The referee instantly stepped in and stopped the battle.
And similar 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 battle.
Shevchenko, the present UFC flyweight champion, is presently slated to defend towards 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 within the Octagon. In his 5 UFC bouts, all however one have ended within the first spherical.
Crute completed Modestas Bukauskas in spectacular trend at UFC Struggle 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 pictures to shut it out simply over two minutes into the battle.
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UFC Struggle Island 6: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie outcomes
UFC Struggle Island 6 Essential 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 Struggle 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