The ‘Korean Zombie’ has earned an extra $50,000 for his knockout over top-10 featherweight Dennis Bermudez at UFC Fight Night 104. The news was announced by the UFC following the event.
Chan Sung Jung, or better known as the ‘Korean Zombie’, made an impressive return to the Octagon at Saturday’s UFC event in Houston, Texas by finishing Bermudez with an uppercut in the first round of the fight, thus earning a Performance of the Night award. This fight was the first for the 29-year-old South Korean fighter since fighting Jose Aldo for the featherweight belt at UFC 163 back in 2013, as the ‘Korean Zombie’ had to complete a mandatory two-year service in the South Korean army that kept him out of competition.
With this win, ‘Korean Zombie’ is now 15-4 as a professional fighter.
In the other Performance of the Night award, promotional newcomer Marcel Fortuna earned $50,000 for knocking out UFC veteran Anthony Hamilton. Fortuna, who fights at light heavyweight, took this fight at heavyweight and gave up a significant size advantage, and yet was able to put away Hamilton in the first round. The Brazilian is now 9-1 as a professional fighter. In his post-fight interview, Fortuna announced that he will drop to the 205-pound division for his future UFC bouts.
Additionally, strawweights Jessica Andrade and Angela Hill each earned $50,000 for Fight of the Night. It was a non-stop action fight that mostly developed on the feet, and had wild exchanges between both fighters. Andrade was able to get the best out of Hill that night, earning a unanimous decision victory. With this result, Andrade remained undefeated in the division and will challenge champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the title.