Headlining the event, one-time UFC featherweight title challenger, ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung makes his first Octagon walk of the year as he meets with the emerging contender, ‘Dyanmite’ Dan Ige in the night’s main event.
The #4 ranked, Jung makes his first Octagon outing since October of last year, after he suffered a one-sided unanimous decision loss to incoming 145lbs title challenger, Brian Ortega on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE over the course of a five-round headliner.
Last featuring in March of this year, Hawaii native, Ige returned to the winner’s enclosure with a huge one-punch knockout win over Gavin Tucker at the UFC Apex facility, stopping the Canadian standout with a 22-second stoppage.
A UFC veteran since March of 2011, Jung, who challenged then-champion, Jose Aldo for the undisputed featherweight title back in 2013, has scored notable Octagon wins over the likes of Leonard Garcia, Mark Hominick, Dustin Poirier, Renato Moicano, and former lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar.
The #8 ranked, Ige, who made the transition to the UFC following a win on Dana White‘s Contender Series back in 2017, has managed to take home UFC victories over the likes of Jordan Griffin, Danny Henry, Mirsad Bektic, and in his most high-profile victory to date, took home a close split decision win over veteran promotional mainstay, Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville back in May of last year.
UFC Vegas 29 Results: Jung vs. Ige
Main Card: (ESPN2/ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Chan Sung Jung def. Dan Ige via unanimous decision (48-47, and 49-46 x2)
Heavyweight: Sergey Spivak def. Aleksei Oleinik via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Bantamweight: Marlon Vera def. Davey Grant via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, and 30-26)
Featherweight: Seung Woo Choi def. Julian Erosa via first round (2:38) KO (punch)
Middleweight: Bruno Silva def. Wellington Turman via first round (4:44) KO (ground strikes)
Welterweight: Matt Brown def. Dhiego Lima via second round (3:02) KO (punch)
Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ 4 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Nicolae Negumereanu def. Aleksa Camur via split decision (29-28 x2, and 28-29)
Strawweight: Virna Jandiroba def. Kanato Murata via second round (5:00) doctor’s stoppage (arm injury)
Welterweight: Khaos Williams def. Matthew Semelsberger via unanimous decision (30-27, and 29-28 x2)
Heavyweight: Josh Parisian def. Roque Martinez via split decision (29-28 x2, and 28-29)
Lightweight: Ricky Glenn def. Claudio Silva via first round (0:37) TKO (strikes)
Flyweight: Casey O’Neill def. Lara Procopio via third round (2:54) technical submission (rear-naked choke)