Prop: Fight Starts Round 5 (-125)
Two talented and violent featherweights will collide in the main event this weekend from the UFC apex as ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung looks to get back in the winning column against rising contender Dan Ige. They are two big power punchers who can go five hard rounds but can also take incredible punishment without going out on their feet.
At 34 years old I’m not sure if The Korean Zombie is starting to slow down a bit or if he just met a reinvented Brian Ortega that gave him hell for a full twenty-five minutes last year in October. I would like to believe the latter as Jung still flashed some success here and there but it was Ortega who was the younger, faster fighter who just completely upgraded his striking arsenal. Jung was able to last to the judges scorecards so his chin and incredible recovery time still allows him to hang with the best despite all the wars he has been in throughout his career.
As for Ige, he lost a one-sided unanimous decision last July due to a boxing clinic from Calvin Kattar. Kattar put a beating on him for the better part of twenty-five minutes and Ige was still hanging strong after it all. He rebounded this past march with a quick one-round knockout of Tucker. Ige’s toughness should not be overlooked as he can definitely hang with the best. I think he is slowly but noticeably improving as a fighter.
You could take the fight to go to decision prop at about (-115) but that is only ten cents better than the prop I’m suggesting. Crazier things have happened in this sport and I’m willing to eat the ten cent cost in case Jung or Ige get caught in the fifth round and their lights shut out. I expect this fight to be mostly contested on the feet here because neither fighter really looks for the takedowns to impose their gameplan. If a takedown or two happen in this fight it will be because of Jung looking to impose his underrated jiu-jitsu game and if he is trying to steal the rounds after having a close striking battle on the feet with Ige. You might see some incredible power shots landed on both men and some moments where it may look like this bet is dead but, I am counting on both fighters’ durability here to get us the win.
Thanks for reading and best of luck!