Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (23-7-1) fights Chan “The Korean Zombie” Sung Jung (15-5-0) in a Featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night 165 at the Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on Saturday night.
The 38 year-old American veteran was last in action in July, when he lost on a unanimous decision verdict to Max Holloway for the Featherweight title (it was the fifth consecutive title fight that Edgar has lost).
He comes into this fight as a replacement for Brian Ortega, who was forced to pull out with a knee injury. Edgar and Jung were originally scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night 139, but Edgar suffered an injury and was forced to withdraw.
Chan Sung Jung
The 32 year-old South Korean last fought in June, when he finished off Renato Moicano in under a minute with a TKO from an overhand right to ground & pound.
Frankie Edgar vs Chan Sung Jung Betting Lines & Predictions
With regards to our UFC Fight Night 165 predictions for this fight, the betting lines suggest that there isn’t a great deal between these two, with Chan Sung Jung going into the bout as a fairly marginal favourite.
Despite his age, Frankie Edgar is still quick enough to get on the inside to land punches and get out without taking any damage himself. His main strength is his grappling, although that might not be easy against Jung, who isn’t easy to take down.
UFC Fight Night 165 Pick: Fight Result – Chan Sung Jung to Win @ -175 (1.57) with Betway