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UFC Fight Night 104: ‘Korean Zombie’ devours Dennis Bermudez in first round

Layoff? What layoff?

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung earned a spectacular first round win over No. 9 featherweight Dennis Bermudez at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston Saturday night.

Jung, who was returning from a three-year plus military hiatus, ate a big overhand right, but caught Bermudez with a right uppercut that landed flush and sent him crashing to the canvas. A few followup strikes forced referee Herb Dean to call the bout.

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Jessica Andrade and Angela Hill earned Fight-of-the-Night honours, while Jung and Marcel Fortuna earned performances of the night. Each fighter earned a $50,000 USD bonus.

In case you missed the prelims:

KHALIL ROUNTREE DEF DANIEL JOLLY VIA KO R1 0:52

NIKO PRICE DEF ALEX MORENO VIA KO R2 5:00

TECIA TORRES DEF BEC RAWLINGS VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

RICARDO RAMOS DEF MICHINORI TANAKA VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

CHAS SKELLY DEF CHRIS GRUETZEMACHER VIA SUBMISSION R2 2:01

CURTIS BLAYDES DEF ADAM MILSTEAD VIA TKO (KNEE INJURY) R2 0:59

 

MAIN CARD 

#5 JESSICA ANDRADE VS ANGELA HILL

 

WINNER: JESSICA ANDRADE VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: JESSICA ANDRADE VIA SUBMISSION

Andrews: Hill did well and showcased her improvements, particularly her takedown defence. But Andrade’s strength and aggressiveness were too much. A good fight though, congrats to both.

ANTHONY HAMILTON VS MARCEL FORTUNA 

 

WINNER: MARCEL FORTUNA VIA TKO R1 3:10

ANDREWS PREDICTION: MARCEL FORTUNA VIA SUBMISSION

Andrews: What a performance by Fortuna! Catching him with that shot right on the temple was not what I was expecting, but he saw the opportunity and took full advantage of it. Nicely done.

#6 OVINCE ST. PREUX VS VOLKAN OEZDEMIR

 

WINNER: VOLKAN OEZDEMIR VIA SPLIT-DECISION

ANDREWS PREDICTION: OVINCE ST. PREUX VIA SUBMISSION

Andrews: Once again, the wrong OSP showed up. Now he has gone from prodigy to yet another guy who seems to be permanently squandering his talent. You can’t let guys beat you with two weeks short notice.

ABEL TRUJILLO VS JAMES VICK 

 

WINNER: JAMES VICK VIA SUBMISSION R3 0:49

ANDREWS PREDICTION: ABEL TRUJILLO VIA SUBMISSION

Andrews: Vick fought the better technical fight, wearing out Trujillo and then using the D’Arce choke to finish it off. Excellent win for the “Texecutioner.”

#12 ALEXA GRASSO VS FELICE HERRIG 

 

 

WINNER: FELICE HERRIG VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: ALEXXA GRASSO VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: Herrig took advantage of a tentative Grasso and her UFC jitters to outstrike her. Great win for the Lil’ Bulldog and I’d like to see the Paige rematch or a fight with Michelle Waterson.

MAIN EVENT

#9 DENNIS BERMUDEZ VS CHAN SUNG JUNG 

 

WINNER: CHANG SUNG JUNG VIA TKO R1 2:49

ANDREWS PREDICTION: DENNIS BERMUDEZ VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: What a performance by Jung. He was obviously not sitting around during his military service. He looked great, took a big shot and clinched, and caught Bermudez with the big right uppercut. Excellent win.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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