Chan Sung Jung, better known as The Korean Zombie, says he has been trying to avoid the spotlight because of the pressure that comes with it. But the bright lights always seem to find him, and they will again as Jung faces rising contender Dan Ige in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Jung vs. Ige on Saturday in Las Vegas. The main UFC Fight Night: Jung vs. Ige fight card is set for 7 p.m. ET from the Apex facility. The fourth-ranked Jung will be competing his seventh UFC main event, and he told the media this week that he wouldn't have minded the lower-stress position of co-main or another spot on the card. But he also knows he must beat the No. 8-ranked Ige in order to remain a title contender.
Jung and Ige are priced at -110 (risk $100 to win $100) each in the latest Korean Zombie vs. Ige odds from William Hill Sportsbook. In the co-main event, heavyweights take the spotlight as Sergey Spivak (-220) faces veteran Aleksei Oleinik (+190). Before finalizing any UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige picks, make sure you check out the MMA predictions from SportsLine expert Kyle Marley.
Marley won the first-ever "ToutMaster" UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every single fight for every professional MMA card and does extensive research before each event.
Over the past 28 months, $100 bettors who have followed Marley's picks are up more than $16,000. The accomplished MMA analyst has now connected on 32 of his last UFC 51 main-event selections, a stretch that includes a streak of five straight underdogs.
Just last week at UFC 263, Marley told SportsLine members to support underdog Brandon Moreno (+200) in his flyweight title rematch against Deiveson Figueiredo (-240) in the co-main event. The fiery Moreno came out storming from the opening bell and scored a second-round submission to become the new champion and give Marley's followers an easy winner. Anyone who has consistently followed Marley is way up.
Now, with UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every fight. Those selections are only available at SportsLine.
UFC Fight Night: Jung vs. Ige expert preview
Marley knows the main event should be a fight fan's delight since both combatants are well-regarded for their ability to withstand damage while continuing an all-out assault on their opponent. Both also should be highly motivated since the winner should enter the title picture for a potential shot at current champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Jung (16-6) is a 10-year UFC veteran who has long been a fan favorite. His resume includes wins over stalwarts like former interim champion Dustin Poirier and former belt-holder Frankie Edgar. However, the 34-year-old saw his career trajectory stymied by a nearly four-year hiatus because of mandatory military service in his native South Korea.
He is 3-2 since returning to the promotion in 2017, and his lopsided loss to Ortega had many MMA observers wondering whether he belongs near the top of the UFC rankings.
Jung can answer those questions with a win over Ige (15-3), who has gone 7-2 in nine UFC appearances but still rarely enters the conversation among the division's elite. The 29-year-old Hawaiian is coming off the most impressive outing of his career, a 21-second knockout of Gavin Tucker in March. You can only see who to back here.
UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Ige predictions
We'll share one of Marley's UFC Fight Night selections here: He is going with Wellington Turman (+125) to get his hand raised against Bruno Silva (-145) in a matchup of middleweight prospects on the main card.
Turman (16-4) is a Jiu-Jitsu specialist who came to the UFC with a 15-2 record and some momentum following solid runs through promotions such as Imortal FC and Future FC. The 24-year-old's UFC stint began with a split-decision loss to fellow prospect Karl Roberson before notching a win over Markus Perez, who has since been cut by the promotion. His lone appearance of 2020 resulted in a first-round knockout loss to Andrew Sanchez.
Silva (12-5), 31, has rebounded from a rough start with the UFC that saw him absorb two losses along with one no-contest. The Brazilian rebounded with two wins already this year, knockouts of J.P. Buys and Victor Rodriguez.
"Turman is going to have a big edge on the ground and Silva has been submitted five times in his career. I am going to lean with Turman to land takedowns and work his way to a submission," Marley told SportsLine.
How to make UFC Fight Night: Jung vs. Ige picks
Marley also has strong picks for The Korean Zombie vs. Ige and every other fight on the UFC Fight Night card. He's also backing a huge underdog to pull off a stunning upset. You can only get those selections at SportsLine.
Who wins The Korean Zombie vs. Ige? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on every fight at UFC Fight Night, all from the expert who's up more than $16,000 on MMA in the past 28 months, and find out.
UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige odds
Chan Sung Jung (-110) vs. Dan Ige (-110)
Sergey Spivak (-220) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (+190)
Tim Means (-185) vs. Danny Roberts (+165)
Marlon Vera (-220) vs. Davey Grant (+190)
Aleksa Camur (-250) vs. Nicolae Negumereanu (+210)
Bruno Silva (-145) vs. Wellington Turman (+125)
Khaos Williams (-170) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (+150)
Dhiego Lima (-170) vs. Matt Brown (+150)
Virna Jandiroba (-145) vs. Kanako Murata (+125)
Seung Woo Choi (-140) vs. Julian Erosa (+120)
Josh Parisian (-130) vs. Roque Martinez (+110)
Joaquim Silva (-120) vs. Rick Glenn (+100)
Lara Procopio (-145) vs. Casey O'Neill (+125)