Korean Zombie vs Lamas added to Ufc 162
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"In a key fight for the UFC's featherweight division, Ricardo Lamas (13-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will meet "The Korean Zombie," Chan Sung Jung (13-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC), this summer.
Lamas and Jung will meet at UFC 162 this July in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the fight booking, which had been long rumored, late Wednesday.
UFC 162 takes place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a main card airing on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The main event is a middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.
Lamas comes into the bout riding a four-fight win streak, tied for tops in the division aside from champion Jose Aldo. The former lightweight dropped from 155 pounds to featherweight after the WEC/UFC merger, and he's been perfect in the weight class.
In January, Lamas scored what was arguably the biggest win of his career when he stopped former top contender Erik Koch with a vicious first-round TKO from a series of elbows at UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago in front of his home fans. That win came after dispatching Hatsu Hioki with a unanimous decision in June, submitting Cub Swanson at UFC on FOX 1 and beating Matt Grice in his 145-pound debut.
Jung will return after a layoff of what will be about 14 months. his most recent fight came this past May, when he stopped Dustin Poirier with a fourth-round D'Arce choke. That stoppage earned him a double bonus for "Fight of the Night" and "Submission of the Night" and derailed Poirier's chances at a possible title shot.
Before that, Jung stopped Mark Hominick with a "Knockout of the Night" bonus at UFC 140 and got a "Submission of the Night" (and year) with a twister against Leonard Garcia.
Jung is perfect in the UFC at 3-0 after a rough 0-2 start to his stateside MMA career in the WEC. But a shoulder injury has kept him sidelined until now, when he apparently has been cleared to get back to full training."
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