Jung Chan-Sung, better known as “The Korean Zombie”, has been nicknamed as such due to his ability to be able to absorb punishment and still fight as if being attacked doesn’t even effect him. He’s currently ranked as the #10 Featherweight by Sherdog.com and is scheduled to take on the UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo!
He began his MMA career back in June 2007, making his debut in the South Korean promotion, SSF – Super Sambo Festival. Later that year, in December, Jung Chan-Sung won a lightweight tournament arranged by Pancrase Korea, defeating two opponents in the same night. The Korean Zombie made his American debut, in the now defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), taking on Leonard Garcia. Aside from the judges, anyone who saw that fight knows that Jung Chan-Sung won that fight handily. Unfortunately judging in MMA has a long way to go, to put it nicely, and Leonard Garcia was able to steal a very controversial split decision.
The Korean Zombie faced a much more definitive defeat after suffering a second round, head kick knockout at the hands (or foot rather) of George Roop. Rather than being defeated by that loss, The Korean Zombie vowed to forgo fighting so recklessly. Since then he’s rattled off three wins, finishing every opponent. 2011 was Jung’s hallmark year; he avenged his loss to Leonard Garcia submitting him with a rarely seen twister. He then went onto earn one of the fastest knock outs in the UFC, KOing Mark Hominick in 7 seconds.
As The Korean Zombie will have his hands full when he challenges Jose Aldo this weekend at UFC 163, he certainly has the style and skill set to snatch the title away from the reigning champ. In other words, War The Korean Zombie!