Chan Sung Jung

Chan Sung Jung/The Korean Zombie 2022: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Chan Sung Jung aka The Korean Zombie is the #4 ranked UFC featherweight fighter. 'The Korean Zombie' is a veteran UFC and WEC fighter who fought for the UFC featherweight championship at UFC 160. Also, he's been part of some of the greatest fights in both promotions.

What is "The Korean Zombie" real name?

'The Korean Zombie' has to be one of the greatest nicknames in MMA space. The moniker fits the featherweight fighter so well that it has overshadowed his real name – Chan Sung Jung. Why is he called The Korean Zombie? How did The Korean Zombie get his nickname? His nickname originates from his fight style.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 19: 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung of South Korea prepares to fight Dan Ige in a featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Similar to Zombies, Chan Sung Jung doesn't take a back step and applies pressure all the time. His walk-forward style and unbelievable chin made him an exciting fighter. Thus, from early in his career, the name 'The Korean Zombie' is attached to him.

Chan Sung Jung/The Korean Zombie: Career Highlights

Sung Jung started his UFC career in the year 2011 when he was up against Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis. He commenced his UFC career with a bang via a submission win.

Later on, he went on to defeat many great fighters, including the likes Dustin Poirier, in a Fight of the Year performance. The Korean Zombie submitted 'Diamond' in their UFC bout in 2012. For his bout against Dustin Poirier, he also won the Submission of the Night award.

After his loss to the great Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight championship, where he got injured during the bout, The Korean Zombie served his military duties for two years.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 18: (R-L) ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung battles Brian Ortega in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 18, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Upon his UFC return, he fought and beat Dennis Bermudez. After that bout, he had a big main event (UFC Fight Night 154) bout against a rising featherweight contender (The Korean Zombie vs Renato Moicano). The Korean Zombie knocked out the Brazilian fighter in the first round. Then he beat the legend, Frankie Edgar, in Korea. This bout also ended in the opening round.

After his fight against Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Night: Brian Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie, where he lost the fight via a unanimous decision, he bounced back with a spectacular win against Dan Ige. Presently, The Korean Zombie's UFC record stands at 7-3.

When is Chan Sung Jung/'The Korean Zombie' next fight?

Chan Sung Jung aka The Korean Zombie's next fight will be against Alexander Volkanovski at the UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung on April 09 at VyStar Memorial Arena, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

What time is The Korean Zombie: fight? All the details about UFC 273 are on the official UFC website. As the main event, The Korean Zombie will close off the night at UFC 273.

Chan Sung Jung/The Korean Zombie: History and background

Where is The Korean Zombie from? As the nickname suggests, Chan Sung Jung is from Korea.

Chan Sung Jung's inception in MMA happened because of a rough childhood. Since The Korean Zombie was bullied in his childhood, his aunt put him into self-defense classes. It paved his way into martial arts at a very early age. At age 20, The Korean Zombie turned into a pro fighter.

Chan Sung Jung has formerly competed for the WEC, Pancrase, World Victory Road, and DEEP before joining the UFC.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 19: 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung of South Korea prepares to fight Dan Ige in a featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The Korean Zombie holds a stellar record of 17-6-0 in his MMA career. He has a list of achievements and accomplishments that are quite inspiring and commendable. He is a third-degree black belt in Hapkido, a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo, a black belt in Judo, and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

With all these martial arts skills, The Korean Zombie has impressive stats and records in MMA.

He has also won the 2012 Fight of the Year award by Sherdog, ESPN, and MMAFighting. In the UFC, he has won one KO of the Night, two Submission of the Night, two Fight of the Night, and three Performance of the Night bonuses. He was the first to pull off a Twister submission in the UFC.

Chan Sung Jung/The Korean Zombie: Net Worth 2022

According to The Sports Daily, The Korean Zombie's estimated earnings from all his WEC and UFC fights is $1,212,000. For his bout against Frankie Edgar, The Korean Zombie earned a career highest of $195,000.

However, he has a massive fan following in his home country and around the world. Zombie merchandises are very famous among fans. Not only The Korean Zombie shirts but also has Korean Zombie energy drinks and Korean Zombie edibles as per his social accounts.

Zombie has many sponsors and endorsements that contribute to his net worth.

Chan Sung Jung even has his own gym (The Korean Zombie MMA gym) where he teaches martial arts. Thus, with all his endeavors, he has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

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Chan Sung Jung/The Korean Zombie: Personal life and relationship

Park Sun Young is Chan Sung Jung's wife.

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 Nickname The Korean Zombie
Age35
Born03-17-1987
NationalityKorean
 ResidencePo-Hang, South Korea
Height5'7"
Weight/Division 145 lb/ featherweight
 MMA Record17-6-0
Active Win Streak1
Net Worth$8 million
 Endorsements A6ove
 Marital Status/Partner Name Married/Park Sun Young