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UFC Fight Night 165 Frankie Edgar vs Chan Sung Jung 12/21/2019 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 165 Frankie Edgar vs Chan Sung Jung 12-21-2019 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 165 Frankie Edgar vs Chan Sung Jung 12/21/2019 – The UFC will travel to South Korea to headline local hero Chan Sung Jung aka “The Korean Zombie” going up against veteran fighter Frankie Edgar for UFC Fight Night 175. This fight card will happen on December 21, 2019, at the Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea. Fight fans can catch the matches on Pay Per View and streaming is available through the UFC Fight Pass. UFC Betting Odds pick The Korean Zombie prevailing over Edgar in this matchup.

UFC Fight Night 165 Frankie Edgar vs Chan Sung Jung 12/21/2019

When: Saturday, December 21, 3:00 AM ET
Where: Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 165 Frankie Edgar vs Chan Sung Jung 12/21/2019 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Frankie Edgar +140 Chan Sung Jung -170

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Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar is a 38-year-old featherweight fighter coming from Toms River, New Jersey in the USA. He trains at the Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu and he is coming off from a defeat against Max Holloway. “The Answer” had been on a slump recently losing two of his last three matches. Still one of the most technical fighters in the UFC roster, Edgar is much remembered with impressive battles against Cub Swanson, BJ Penn and Urijah Faber.

Edgar is known to wear down his opponents with his lightning-quick footwork. This has been the strategy by Frankie in most of his bouts and he more often receives the nod from the judges with 12 out of 18 of judges decisions on his fights going to his side. Refusing to let father time take his career, this win will help him climb up the rankings and maybe get another crack at the featherweight championship against the new Alexander Volkanovski.

Chan Sung Jung

“The Korean Zombie” is a featherweight fighter from Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang in South Korea. He fights out of his self-owned stable, Korean Zombie MMA. Returning to the UFC in 2017 after a four-year absence, it has been an up-and-down situation for Chan Sung Jung. He made a glamorous comeback by KO-ing Dennis Bermudez with a punch at the 2:49 minute in the first round. Jung’s next fight came in the following year but he failed to put the fight to the judges’ scorecards when Yair Rodriguez KO-ed Korean Zombie with an elbow just 10 seconds before the fight ended. He responded with a comeback victory just June of 2019 when he ended his bout in less than a minute by knocking out Renato Carneiro. Fighting in front of his home crowd in Korea, The Korean Zombie is the much-favored fighter to win over Frankie Edgar.

Edgar vs Jung Betting Numbers

Edgar
Jung
Record 23-7-1 15-5-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country USA Korea
Height 5’6″ 5’9″
Weight 145 lbs 145 lbs
Reach 68″ 72″
Win by KO/TKO 30% 33%
Win by Submission 17% 53%
Decisions 52% 13%
Strikes landed per minute 3.60 4.25
Striking accuracy 39% 39%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.39 3.77
Striking defense 69% 60%
Takedown average 2.36 0.81
Takedown accuracy 31% 41%
Takedown defense 65% 75%
Submission average 0.30 0.60

Edgar vs Jung Betting Picks

This is a fight that both fighters need to boost themselves to a probable title shot at the UFC Featherweight championship. Edgar, on the last legs of his illustrious MMA career at 38-years-old, will take another shot at the title before he calls it quits. On the other hand, Korean Zombie will give it all especially that he is fighting in his home country and he is much favored by Online Sportsbook to prevail over the veteran fighter. “The Korean Zombie” will look to end this fight early whereas “The Answer” will use his footwork to force the judges to call his way when the final bell sounds.