‘Korean Zombie’ Jeong Chan-seong (36) was someone who impressed junior mixed martial arts athletes who worked out on the same training team, transcending nationality and gender.
UFC Fight Night 227 will be held on September 17 (hereinafter Korean time) at the T-Mobile Arena (capacity 20,000) in Paradise, Nevada, USA. Tracy Cortes (30), ranked 14th in the women’s flyweight class (-57kg), will face Jasmine Yasudavicius (34, Canada).
Chan-Sung Jeong ended his mixed martial arts career with a KO loss in the main event of UFC Fight Night 225 against former featherweight (-66kg) champion Max Holloway (32, USA) at the Singapore Indoor Gymnasium with 10,263 spectators on August 26.
Cortes is Chan Sung Jeong’s Fight Ready colleague. In a pre-video interview with MK Sports and UFC Fight Night 227, “I almost cried. “Everyone who watched the Korean Zombie’s retirement match probably felt the same way, but it was really touching,” he confessed.
‘Fight Ready’ from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA is ▲Heavyweight (-120kg), light heavyweight (-93kg) Jon Jones (36) ▲Bantamweight (-61kg), flyweight Henry Cejudo (36) ▲Flyweight Day It is a prestigious gym that produced four UFC champions, including Besson Figueiredo (36, Brazil메이저놀이터) ▲Women’s strawweight (-52kg) Zhang Weili (34, China).
Cortés was “modest and polite, far from arrogance.” He trained hard and always showed great performance in games. “I can never say anything bad about Chan-sung Jeong (even if someone intentionally tells me to),” he confessed.
Chan-Sung Jeong rewrote domestic sports history with UFC featherweight title matches in 2013 and 2022. 10 consecutive UFC main events since 2012 is also a difficult feat for a Korean mixed martial arts fighter to achieve again.
Cortes said, “Every time I entered the Octagon (UFC Stadium), everyone witnessed me bravely putting everything on fire and inspiring the audience and viewers. He summarized Chan-Sung Jeong’s performance on the American stage, saying, “He showed mixed martial arts players that ‘you must aspire to fight and never back down.’
Chan-Sung Jeong’s official UFC ranking is 3rd in 2013, which is a career high. This means that, including the champion, he was fourth in line. Based on the mixed martial arts ranking system ‘Fight Matrix’, he rose to 3rd place in the UFC featherweight division (2nd place excluding champions) in the second and fourth quarters of 2020.
Another great feature of Chan-Sung Jeong’s career is that he enjoyed his first and second peaks seven years apart. This is why ‘Fight Matrix’ considers it to be the 22nd greatest featherweight division in history, even when expanded not only to the UFC but also to all mixed martial arts.
According to information released by information analysis company Nielsen Korea on August 26, the audience size of UFC Fight Night 225 cable channel, including Chan-sung Jung’s last match, ranks 4th in the country and 3rd in the metropolitan area.
On the same day, the KBO League’s Hanwha Eagles and KIA Tigers ranked 6th in viewers nationwide, and SSG Landers and Doosan Bears ranked 9th in viewers in the metropolitan area. Mixed martial arts competitions have become more popular than professional baseball.
Chan-sung Jeong ▲Finding mixed martial arts gems through a YouTube account with 1.08 million subscribers ▲Preparing to open the 3rd gym as a leader ▲Developing a Korean zombie character campaign with GS25, a convenience store brand including energy drinks ▲Opening the first store in collaboration with the franchise company ‘Dossi Beer’ ▲Retirement, etc. I’m still having a busy time.