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Alexander Volkanovski Yair Rodriguez and Other Fighters React to Brian Ortega vs The Korean Zombie

Alexander Volkanovski Yair Rodriguez and Other Fighters React to Brian Ortega vs The Korean Zombie

Brian Ortega pulled off a dominant five-round decision win over ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung. All three judges gave every single round to ‘T-City’, as the former title challenger blitzed his opponent. Ortega ended a two-year layoff by returning with this win after his brutal title fight loss to former champion Max Holloway.

Now Ortega is in a position to get another title shot, this time against current champion Alexander Volkanovski. While some may call for him to rematch Holloway, it seems the title shot is set for Ortega. Even the champ knows that, as he kept a close eye on the proceedings of tonight.

Former bantamweight and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo was watching and tried to give some corner advice to The Zombie on Twitter.

Another top featherweight, Yair Rodriguez, was watching closely. Dana White recently confirmed that the UFC is trying to book him against Zabit Magomedsharipov, which will be another top contenders matchup.

Top bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling commented on the nasty elbow that Ortega landed in the fight, which knocked ‘TKZ’ down, before the Zombie rose right back up to trade more punches.

Other prominent UFC names also kept a close eye on the main event of Fight Island 6.

Brian Ortega is next in line for Alexander Volkanovski

While Ortega did lose to ‘Blessed’, one cannot forget everything that happened before that. ‘T-City’ was a favorite heading into that fight because of the tear he went on in the division.

He was undefeated heading into his fight against Holloway. Ortega lost via doctor’s stoppage after absorbing a record number of strikes in a title fight. This was possibly the most brutal way an undefeated streak could end.

However, the time off has really worked wonders for Ortega. He was dominant against a high-level striker like ‘TKZ’ and didn’t even have to rely on his jiu-jitsu game. Now, it will be interesting to see whether he tries to face Holloway again or makes his way directly into the next title match against ‘The Great’. Either way, Ortega looks dangerous once again. What did you make of his dominance to close out the night?

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