UFC Fight Night: Chan Sung Jung vs Dan Ige Weigh-In Results

Published 06/19/2021, 1:04 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Jung vs Ige is set to go down this weekend at the UFC Apex. Both main event fighters, Chan Sung Jung and Dan Ige, hit the featherweight limit successfully ahead of the clash. Both ’50k’ and ‘The Korean Zombie’ hit the scales at 146 lbs. However, it wasn’t all smooth for Ige, as he needed the box to strip down for making the needed weight.

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Heavyweights Alexai Oleinik and Sergey Spivak will take the co-main event spot of the card. Oleinik weighed in on 228 lbs, 14 lbs lighter than his 26-year-old opponent. The likes of Matt Brown, Dhiego Lima, Marlon Vera, Khaos Willimas, and more all made the necessary weight limits for their respective weight classes.

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)

The fight against Ige will be Jung‘s eighth straight appearance at a UFC main event. Since his win against Dustin Poirier in 2012, Zombie has been the headliner in each of his fights. He was touted as one of the top prospects of the UFC’s featherweight division during the early days of his career. However, a 2-year military service halted his progress for a bit.

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He will look to rejuvenate his career at the division with a win over Ige this weekend. Technically, both fighters are crafty strikers. So one can expect a spectacular battle on show when the Octagon door closes.

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What’s next for the winner of Chan Sung Jung vs Dan Ige?

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The winner of the main event should catapult up the rankings and get a top 5 opponent next. As both fighters are ranked in the top 10 of the UFC’s featherweight division, a win is only expected to elevate their status at 145.

Also, with many other enticing battles between contenders of other divisions, the card is expected to be a barn-burner for the viewers. Who are your picks for the fight night event this weekend? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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