Russia’s undefeated Shin Seong ‘Kojom’ Cole, “I want to fight Jeong Chan-sung”… Sterling succeeds in the 3rd defense
Russian star Mofsar Yevloev (29, Russia), who had 17 wins and was undefeated, demanded ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan-seong Jeong (36) as his next opponent after winning.
Yevloev, ranked 10th in the UFC featherweight rankings, won a unanimous decision (29-28, 29- 28, 29-28).
“A lot of fighters don’t want to fight me,” Yevloyev said in a post-fight interview. I want to fight Ortega or ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan-seong Jeong. no matter who I want to fight an opponent with a high name value.”
The camera focused on Jeong Chan-sung, who was watching the match from the audience. In response, Jung Chan-sung stuck out his tongue and made a humorous expression.
Currently ranked 6th in the featherweight rankings, Chan-sung Jung is demanding a fight with 2nd and former champion Max Holloway (31, USA).
Holloway demanded a match with Jeong Chan-sung at a press conference after winning against Arnold Allen (29, England) on April 16, saying, “I am the only veteran active in the same era that I have not fought.” In response, Jeong Chan-sung replied, “If you want to fight me, let’s do it anytime, anywhere.”
Jung Chan-sung is a legendary fighter who has been active at the top for 13 years since the WEC, the predecessor of the UFC featherweight division, ranked 6th in the UFC featherweight rankings. He challenged former UFC featherweight king Jose Aldo (36, Brazil) for the title twice in 2013 and current king Alexander Volkanovski (34, Australia) in 2022.
Contemporaneous fighters such as Aldo and Chad Mendes (38, USA) have all retired, and he alone maintains the UFC rankings. As much as he is respected by the current generation of fighters who grew up watching Jeong Chan-sung’s matches, the request for a fight is endless.
Aljamaine Sterling (33, USA) became the first in UFC bantamweight history to successfully defend her 3rd title.
Sterling won the 2008 Beijing Olympics freestyle wrestling gold medalist and former UFC flyweight-bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo (36, USA) in the main event bantamweight title match on this day by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) after five rounds. ) was suppressed.
‘Sometimes Champion’ Sterling has accumulated a feat that no one has ever accomplished by defending the UFC bantamweight title for the third time. This ended the qualification controversy that had lasted since 2021 when then champion Pyotr Yan (30, Russia) became the champion by disqualification after being fouled by a knee kick.
There was a gap of 3 years, but Cejudo was not easy. Cejudo, who claims to be the greatest fighter in history, showed off his strength by successfully performing an inside-trip takedown on Sterling in the first round.
However, the current champion got up as if he could not be pushed back in the main area, succeeded in a takedown and took control of the back position.
Afterwards, Sterling used his long arms and legs to attack Cejudo with jabs, straight punches, and calf kicks from a distance. Cejudo, who had a relatively short distance, tried to enter first and allowed a blow.
In the end, Sterling took a 186 to 143 effective stroke lead and took the win by 2-1 split decision. With this, Sterling recorded 23 wins and 3 losses (UFC, 14 wins and 3 losses) and ran 9 consecutive wins.
No matter how much Cejudo was an Olympic gold medalist, he couldn’t beat the age of 36. In UFC title fights from flyweight to welterweight, the record of fighters over the age of 35 is 2 wins and 28 losses.
In an interview after the match, Sterling provoked rising superstar Sean O’Malley (25, USA), No. 2 in the bantamweight rankings. He said, “Sugar Sean, you coward. Where are you now?” “Your father, UFC president Dana White, won’t be able to help you anymore. why do you keep running away? I will drag you around in the Octagon and beat you up.” 먹튀검증
As a result, O’Malley, who was watching the match from the audience, entered the Octagon and faced Sterling and engaged in a war of nerves. O’Malley said, “I’m going to have to do better than I did today. I was really bad today,” he said, arguing with Sterling.
At this time, Sterling’s teammate Merab Devalishvili (32, Georgia) stole O’Malley’s jacket, and a commotion broke out again.
UFC President Dana White said in a post-fight press conference that a Sterling vs. O’Malley bantamweight title fight could take place at UFC 292 in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 20.