Chan Sung Jung (@KoreanZombieMMA) returned to the octagon last night at UFC Fight Night 104 after a three and a half year absence, but it didn’t seem like it.
Jung is known for his wildly entertaining fights and he did not disappoint in his return. Dennis Bermudez (@MenaceBermudez) welcomed him back and early on it seemed it wouldn’t go Jung’s way. Bermudez rattled him with a punch early in the fight and then swarmed for the finish, but in true Jung fashion he stood his ground and fired back. A little past the midway point of the first round an uppercut from Jung floored Bermudez and follow up punches sealed the deal for “The Korean Zombie”. It was a fantastic return for Jung, and he clearly didn’t lose a step with his time away.
In the co-main event Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) handed Alexa Grasso (@AlexaGrasso) the first loss of her career. Herrig was the aggressor in the fight, and it seemed to throw Grasso off her game. Herrig was in her face with punches as she looked to work the head and body. Late in the fight it seemed Grasso was able to turn things up a notch, but by then it was too late and Herrig took the fight on the judges score cards by unanimous decision.
James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) snapped Abel Trujillo’s (@KillaTrujillo) three fight win streak with a third round submission. Vick was in control from the start of the fight and it seemed he might be able to finish Trujillo with a choke in the second, but bailed on the attempt. In the third round, however, he secured a D’Arce Choke and that was the end as he forced the tap from Trujillo.
Late replacement and UFC newcomer Volkan Oezdemir handed former light heavyweight title challenger Ovince St. Preux (@003_OSP) his third consecutive loss. Oezdemir came out looking to attack the legs of St. Preux and the strategy paid off early. It wasn’t until late in the fight that St. Preux really started to find success and it looked like he might finish it as the fight was winding down. He unloaded with punches that seemed to have Oezdemir hurt, but could not force the stoppage. The judges awarded Oezdemir a split decision.
Angel Hill (@AngieOverkill) is known for her striking prowess, she has a Muay Thai background and entered the weigh-ins dressed at Sagat from the classic video game Street Fighter. None of that mattered to Jessica Andrade (@JessicaMMAPro)as she out struck the striker to take home a clear cut unanimous decision and herself up for a potential title shot in the women’s strawweight division.
UFC Fight Night 104 Results:
Chan Sung Jung def. Dennis Bermudez via KO (Punches) at 2:49 of Rd. 1
Felice Herrig def. Alexa Grasso via Unanimous Decision
James Vick def. Abel Trujillo via Submission (D’Arce Choke) at 0:49 of Rd. 3
Volkan Oezdemir def. Ovince St. Preux via Split Decision
Marcel Fortuna def. Anthony Hamilton via KO at 3:10 of Rd. 1
Jessica Andrade def. Angela Hill via Unanimous Decision
Curtis Blaydes def. Adam Milstead via (T)KO (injury) at 0:59 of Rd. 2
Chas Skelly def. Chris Gruetzemacher via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:01 of Rd. 2
Ricardo Lucas Ramos def. Michinori Tanaka via Unanimous Decision
Tecia Torres def. Bec Rawlings via Unanimous Decision
Niko Price def. Alex Morono via KO (Punches) at 5:00 of Rd. 2
Khalil Rountree def. Daniel Jolly via KO (Knee) at 0:52 of Rd. 1