15 Oct [MMA] 
UFC on ESPN+ 38 breakdown: Is Brian Ortega or 'Korean Zombie' going down inside 3 rounds?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 38.

UFC on ESPN+ 38 takes place Saturday at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The card streams on ESPN+.

Brian Ortega (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC)

Staple info:

  • Height: 5’8″ Age: 29 Weight: 145 lbs. Reach: 69″
  • Last fight: TKO loss to Max Holloway(Dec. 8, 2018)
  • Camp: Black Belt Surfing (California)
  • Stance/striking style: Orthodox/kickboxing
  • Risk management: Fair

Supplemental info:

+ RFA featherweight title
+ Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
+ 3 KO victories
+ 7 submission wins
+ 3 first-round finishes
+ Consistent pace and pressure
+ Improved shot selection
^ Checking elbows to uppercuts
+ Strong inside the clinch
+ Excellent transitional grappler
^ Superb submission chains
+ Dangerous guard game
^ Active hips and deceptive strikes
– Coming off of a 23-month layoff

Chan Sung Jung (16-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC)

Staple info:

  • Height: 5’7″ Age: 33 Weight: 145 lbs. Reach: 72″
  • Last fight: TKO win over Frankie Edgar(Dec. 21, 2019)
  • Camp: Korean Zombie MMA (Korea)
  • Stance/striking style: Orthodox/kickboxing
  • Risk management: Fair

Supplemental info:

+ Kickboxing experience
^ Pro record of 15-6 with 11 KO’s
+ 6 knockouts victories
+ 8 submission wins
+ 20 first-round finishes
+ KO power
+ Relentless pace and pressure
+ Effective combination striker
^ Often shifts stances on attack
+ Catches kicks and counters well
+ Underrated wrestling ability
+ Superb transitional grappler
^ Works well from front-headlock
– Traditionally takes damage