Chan Sung Jung was just about to win his return fight in a five-round war with Yair Rodriguez at UFC Denver. However, with one second to go, he lost it all.

Rodriguez was able to score an amazing knockout of Jung at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on FOX Sports 1. As seen in the UFC Denver headliner, there was just one second left in the fifth round. This is when Rodriguez landed an elbow to the chin of Jung to put him to sleep.

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KZ Was Ahead

After the fight, it was revealed that had the fight lasted one more second and went to the judges’ scorecards, then Jung would’ve won. He won the fight at the minimum by split decision. The reason was due to there was no judges gave Rodriguez a 10-8 final frame. Obviously, this didn’t matter once Rodriguez landed the elbow to win it.

The scorecards were released after the fight, which saw two of the three judges had Jung up three rounds to one heading into the last round. Another judge had the fight at two rounds apiece.

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Check out scorecard via John Morgan here:

Thus, Rodriguez could have won the last round 10-9 from all three judges. This wouldn’t have mattered as Jung still would’ve received the split decision win.

Rodriguez Back To Winning

Rodriguez holds a pro-MMA record of 11-2 and 7-1 while under the UFC banner. He was on a lengthy winning streak to kick off his start with the promotion.  That included a dominant second-round TKO finish of BJ Penn at a Fight Night event in January 2017. He ran into his toughest challenge when he lost to former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 211 by TKO.

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This is when he took some time off and was even cut by the UFC. The reason for this was due to being inactive. However, UFC President Dana White changed his mind and decided to bring him back.

Andrew Ravens has been writing about combat sports since 2013 and has been a fan for over ten years! Andrew brings a different style to his work with an insider look into the fighters themselves.