Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Fans have been asking for weeks what the main event of UFC Fight Night 154 would be, and for the longest time, nobody knew. The event takes place June 22 in Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, and with local boy Stephen”Wonderboy” Thompson inaccessible to fight soon after the beating he took against Anthony Pettis in March, it was difficult to predict who would headline the card.
Now we understand.
The UFC announced this week that the primary event of UFC Fight Night 154 is going to be an exciting five-round featherweight fight between”The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung and Renato Moicano. These are a couple of the best featherweights in the world, and this battle should be a good deal of fun. It might not be a title battle, but you would be hard-pressed to view some fans whine about this struggle Jung (14-5) is coming off of a last-second KO loss to Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 139 in one of the greatest MMA fights of all time. Jung was well on his way to winning the bout before he got caught with an unorthodox upward elbow by Rodriguez at the 4:59 mark of the fifth round and endured a shocking knockout loss. His general UFC record dropped but the truth he’s won six bucks in six UFC battles says everything about Jung. Win or lose, Jung is one. It will be tricky to recuperate from such a brutal KO following such a warfare of a struggle, but after shooting over six months off to cure, hopefully he’s 100 percent healthy and good to go for this battle. The loss to Rodriguez knocked him out of this featherweight title picture for now, but when he can beat Moicano, he’ll jump right back into the mix.
Moicano (13-2-1) is coming off of a brutal KO reduction, this one to Jose Aldo back at UFC Fight Night 144. Like Jung, Moicano was winning the fight until Aldo turned back the clock unleashed a violent flurry of strikes that transpired Moicano out. He’s still one of the featherweights in the world and 5-2 in the UFC. Aside from declines to Aldo and Brian Ortega — there’s no shame to shedding to either of these men — Moicano has been one of the best featherweights from the UFC differently. Like Jung, he needs to rebound from his last loss in order to rejoin the featherweight title mix, but there’s no reason to thing that he can’t do it.
The odds for this battle ought to be interesting when they come out, but if I had to guess, Moicano will be marginally preferred. Bettors will probably be seeking to fade Jung coming from that lousy autumn while Moicano is someone who constantly gets a lot of respect from the betting public. Nonetheless, it’s definitely a close fight that could go either way, and MMA fans in Carolina ought to be excited they landed such an exciting fight as the main event of UFC Fight Night 154.
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