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The Korean Zombie! Chan Sung Jung

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Name: Chan Sung Jung
Born: March 17th, 1987
Height: 175 cm
Background: Hapkido & Kickboxing
MMA Record: 10-1
Dojo: Korean Top Team

The Korean Zombie Is Born

Chan Sung Jung studied Hapkido (Korean Aikido) for years before joining a Kickboxing gym at the age of 18. He later joined the Jungshin MMA Gym to start his MMA training. Today he trains at the Korean Top Team.

Jung’s nickname in Korea is “Zombie”. His MMA record is currently 9-1. However, including his amateur fights he has probably had over 35 fights (might include Kickboxing fights).

Taking Over Korean MMA

In June of 2007 Jung won in an event called Super Sambo in Korea. In December the same year he participated in the Lightweight division of the first ever Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Tournament. He defeated In Seok Yoo by submission in the semifinals and in the final he faced Machado Jiu-Jitsu’s Hyung Geol Lee and won by TKO.

Jung was also a participant of a show called Street Fighter in 2007 which aired on South Korean cable TV. He participated in the 70 kg tournament and won. The tournament was stand-up only (similar to K-1 but not in a ring).

Jung’s last fight in Korea was in May of 2008 when he participated in a KOREA-FC 8-Man MMA Tournament which he won, continuing his undefeated MMA streak.

Advancement To Japan

In August the same year he made his MMA debut in Japan when he faced UFC & PRIDE veteran Michihiro Omigawa at a GLADIATOR event in Okayama. He defeated Omigawa by decision and returned to Japan for the second time in December against Cage Force Featherweight GP semifinalist, Fanjin Son. He won by KO in 17 seconds.

The 2009 SENGOKU Featherweight GP

After his two impressive victories in Japan, Jung was signed by big promotion SENGOKU to compete in their 2009 Featherweight GP. In the first round of the GP he faced Shooto veteran Shintaro Ishiwatari. In what might have been the most exciting fight of the first round, Jung submitted Ishiwatari late in the first round after dropping him.

Jung advanced in the tournament and faced Team ZST’s Masanori Kanehara in the second round. The fight went to the judges who declared Kanehara as the winner, a decision that many disagreed with. However, on August 2nd, Jung got another chance in SENGOKU and it’s Featherweight GP when he faced Matt Jaggers in the reserve fight of the GP finals. Jung won by triangle choke in the second round.

Fight Videos

2007
Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Tournament Semifinal: Vs. In Seok Yoo – December
Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Tournament Final: Vs. Hyung Geol Lee – December
Street Fighter Semifinal: Vs. Taekwondo Guy
Street Fighter Final: Vs. Aikido Guy

2008
GLADIATOR II: Vs. Michihiro Omigawa – August 16th
DEEP 39 IMPACT: Vs. Fanjin Son – December 10th

2009
SENGOKU VII: vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari – March 20th
SENGOKU VIII: vs. Masanori Kanehara – May 2nd
SENGOKU IX: vs. Matt Jaggers – August 2nd

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Sources: NeoKumaPage & SENGOKU Profile

  1. lkhglkh
    March 27, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    ahaha. How wrong you were. Korean Zombie FTMFW!!!

  2. kawa's boy toy
    August 5, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Jung Chan Sung is so AWESOME!!!!

  3. Korean Zombie Got Robbed!
    April 25, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Jung Chan Sung beat Garcia! WAR Korean Zombie! Stupid judges and kiss my @ss!

  4. Korean Zombie is new MMA hero
    April 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    GARCIA LOST! Jung Chan Sung was robbed. Californians are racist against Koreans since they’re all Mexicans

  5. April 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Too bad he lost that split decision against Garcia, but he gained many MMA fan. And I am glad he won the $65,000 fight of the night bonus. They both deserved the $130,000 devided between them. I know that $65,000 is good money in Korea, especially for a fighter.

  6. Jerad
    May 6, 2010 at 6:35 am

    I have to agree with #4. It just so happens the two Hispanic judges gave the fight to Garcia. Hmm, I wonder why that is…

  7. Kerry
    May 27, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Can K_z get some more weight?

  1. March 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm

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