UFC Fight Night Prediction – Max Holloway vs. Korean Zombie: Fight card, odds, start time, live stream

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Max Holloway and “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung have earned the adoration of fans through their actions inside the cage. Fantasy matches become reality when two longtime featherweights travel to Singapore for UFC Fight Night on Saturday.

Holloway (24-7) will surely find his way into the UFC Hall of Fame one day. The former UFC featherweight champion has won over fans with his fighting style, impressive boxing and gentle charisma. Holloway has been one of the best featherweights in the world for seven years, but three losses to champ Alexander Volkanovski have caught him outside the title picture. Holloway takes a break from turning hungry young contenders back to fighting a veteran.

“This is a ‘Korean Zombie’ – a legacy fight in every way, I believe,” Holloway said at a press day in Singapore on Thursday. “I’m looking forward to it. If I get a bonus out of this one too, that would be amazing.

“He has a year and four months to heal, to be healthy, to get better as an athlete, to get better as a person, period. He had to get all his affairs in order, and we’ll see. ‘Korean Zombie’ is dangerous to appear on Saturday.”

Jung (17-7) may be the most appropriate nickname in all of combat sports. The “Korean Zombie” can be conquered, but he will walk through a punishment killing along the way. He has been copping in his mouth and shaking his head for a fight with Holloway. In fact, sparring with a “living legend” in his home continent could be a great send-off for a one-of-a-kind fighter.

“I’ve wanted to fight Holloway forever,” Jung said through an interviewer on Today. “When I think about me fighting Holloway, I expect a slugfest to happen as well.

“I’m not really sure what’s going to happen. It’s very difficult for a fighter to admit that one’s career is over. I have to see how well I fight in the Octagon. I have to to assess myself on this fight. , and then decide what’s going on.”

The UFC’s visit to Singapore features one of their strongest Fight Night main cards in recent memory. Erin Blanchfield vs. Talia Santos could determine the next UFC women’s flyweight title challenger. Giga Chikadze and Alex Caceres are trying to run up the featherweight ladder. Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann should be fun. Rinya Nakamura is an interesting prospect out of Japan. Even the heavyweight fight between Junior Tafa and Parker Porter feels Porter losing a KO loss to his opponent’s brother, Justin Tafa.

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Below is the rest of the fight card for Saturday night with the latest odds before we get to predictions and picks for the main event.

UFC Fight Night card, odds

Holloway highest -800 Chan Sung Jung +550 Featherweight
Ryan Spann – 130 Anthony Smith +110 Very light weight
Giga Chikadze -230 Alex Caceres +190 Featherweight
Rinya Nakamura -800 Fernie Garcia +550 Bantamweight
Erin Blanchfield – 150 Talia Santos +125 Women’s flyweight
Tafa Youth – 150 Porter Parker +125 Heavy weight

UFC Fight Night viewing information

Date: 26 August | Start time: 8 a.m. ET (main card)
Location: Singapore Indoor Stadium – Singapore
TV channel: ESPN+


Max Holloway vs Chan Sung Jung: Holloway and Jung are fan favorite fighters who have been elite for a long time. The difference is that Holloway has been competing at a higher level than Jung for most of that time. Holloway has historically had a better offensive and defensive attack. Holloway lands more than seven punches per minute compared to Jung who is just shy of four per minute. And even if Holloway gets hit a little more often than Jung does, “Korean Zombie” actually takes hits more often than he takes them. That spells trouble for Jung against a sizeable fighter with elite MMA boxing like Holloway. “Blessed” also has better offensive and defensive takedown accuracy. Both men can rely on their strong chin, but Holloway has never been knocked down. Almost every statistic is in Holloway’s favor, even the five-year age gap. Holloway’s mathematical edge, tournament experience and high-level hitting add up to a huge betting gap. Holloway should do this within a distance. Holloway via KO3

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