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UFC 214: Jason Knight replaces “Korean Zombie”

The UFC announced yesterday that No.5 featherweight contender “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung has been injured but will be replaced by Jason Knight (17-2-0) to face No.3 Ricardo Lamas (17-5-0) at UFC 214 in July.

The 24-year-old Knight is currently enjoying a four-fight win streak and back-to-back finishes of Alex Caceres and Chas Skelly, while Lamas submitted Charles Oliviera at UFC Fight Night 98 last November.

UFC 214 is scheduled to take place July 29 at the Honda Centre in Anaheim, California. In the main event, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier faces former champion Jon Jones in a rematch. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 9.

Other scheduled matches include:

Daniel Cormier (19-1-0) vs Jon Jones (22-1-0)

Aljamain Sterling  (13-2-0) vs Renan Barao (34-4-0)

Kailin Curran (4-4-0) vs Alexandra Albu (2-0-0)

Andre Fili (16-4-0) vs Doo Hoo Choi (14-2-0)

Josh Burkman (28-15-0) vs Drew Dober (17-8-0)

Dimitri Soliakov (8-2-0) vs Adam Wiezczorek (8-1-0)

Eric Shelton (10-3-0) vs Jarred Brooks (12-0-0)

Jimi Manuwa (17-2-0) vs Volkan Oezdemir (14-1-0)

Sage Northcutt (8-2-0) vs Claudio Puelles (7-2-0)

Cristiane Justino (17-1-0) vs TBA


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

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