Former UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway and former title challenger Jung Chan-sung, better known by his ring name The Korean Zombie, are set to clash in a featherweight bout in Singapore on 26th August when they headline UFC on ESPN 52.
American star Holloway first became UFC Featherweight Champion when he beat Jose Aldo back in June 2017, and he defended the title three times before losing to Alexander Volkanovski in December 2019.
The 31-year-old has subsequently lost to Australian Volkanovski on two more occasions but was last seen in action in April when beating British fighter Arnold Allen by unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 44.
The Korean Zombie returns to the UFC stage for the first time since April 2022, when he was also defeated by Volkanovski at UFC 273, losing by TKO.
|What||Max Holloway v The Korean Zombie|
|Where||Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore|
|When||Saturday 26th August 2023|
|How to watch||TNT Sports|
|Odds||Max Holloway 1/7, The Korean Zombie 5/1|
The fight is scheduled to take place as the headline event at UFC on ESPN 52 on Saturday 26th August 2023.
The prelims are set to start at 10:00 UK time, while the main fight between Holloway and The Korean Zombie is not expected to start until around 13:00.
UFC on ESPN Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
Situated close to the Singapore National Stadium and part of the wider Singapore Sports Hub, the Singapore Indoor Stadium is an all-seater venue that can accommodate 12,000 spectators.
It was opened in December 1989 and has staged four previous UFC Fight Night events, including Holm vs. Correia in June 2017, when former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and former title challenger Bethe Correia went head to head.
The most recent UFC event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium was UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka in June 2022, when Jiri Prochazka beat Glover Teixeira in a Light Heavyweight Championship bout.
The Singapore Indoor Stadium also regularly hosts concerts and other entertainment events, and Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears and Arctic Monkeys are among a whole host of famous stars to play at the venue down the years.
Yes. Both the preliminary and the main cards will be available to watch on TNT Sports.
No, there aren't any belts on the line, but both fighters will hope a victory can help them secure a title shot again in the future.
Holloway will be determined to regain the Featherweight title he held between 2017 and 2019, while The Korean Zombie has fought for the Featherweight Championship twice but lost on both occasions - to Aldo in August 2013 and Volkanovski last year.
31 fights, 24 wins (10 by KO), 7 defeats, 0 draws.
24 fights, 17 wins (6 by KO), 7 defeats, 0 draws.
Holloway is the 1/7 favourite to Win The Fight, with The Korean Zombie available at .
There are five other fights on the Main Card on the day, including a Light Heavyweight bout between American pair Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann, in which Spann is the 8/11 favourite, with Smith 11/10 to win the fight.
Earlier, there are seven fights on the preliminary card.
Anthony Smith v Ryan Spann
Giga Chikadze v Alex Caceres
Rinya Nakamura v Fernie Garcia
Erin Blanchfield v Taila Santos
Junior Tafa v Parker Porter
Waldo Cortes-Acosta v Lukasz Brzeski
Chidi Njokuani v Michal Oleksiejczuk
Song Kenan v Rolando Bedoya
Liang Na v JJ Aldrich
Toshiomi Kazama v Garrett Armfield
Billy Goff v Yusaku Kinoshita
SeungWoo Choi v Jarno Errens.