Max Holloway produced a surprising knockout of Chan Sung Jung at UFC Singapore on Saturday, earlier than the “Korean Zombie” retired from combined martial arts.
Former champion Holloway acquired the higher of the 36-year-old throughout the primary two rounds of the featherweight most important occasion, practically securing a D’Arce choke within the second body. Nonetheless, Sung Jung had his moments, wobbling the Hawaiian greater than as soon as.
A frenzied placing trade at the beginning of the third spherical promised catastrophe for one of many two males, and it was Sung Jung who hit the mat face-first when Holloway landed a clear overhand proper.
With the win, Holloway made it two straight victories since his loss to reigning champion Alexander Volkanovski final July. Holloway, 31, misplaced the featherweight title to Volkanovski in 2019 and failed to regain it in a 2020 rematch and a trilogy bout 13 months in the past. Nonetheless, Holloway bounced again with a call win over Arnold Allen in April.
In the meantime, Sung Jung misplaced to Volkanovski in April 2022 whereas difficult for the belt, and there have been rumours that this conflict with Holloway is likely to be the South Korean’s final battle.
That proved to be the case, with Sung Jung eradicating his gloves after the bout, kneeling on the canvas, and bowing his head in a tearful goodbye to MMA.
The veteran’s walkout track, “Zombie” by The Cranberries, performed once more at Singapore Indoor Area as Sung Jung made his manner out of the constructing.
In the meantime, Holloway devoted his victory to his compatriots who’ve suffered amid the latest wildfires in Hawaii. Holloway, who spoke tearfully in regards to the pure catastrophe earlier this week, promised to promote his ring gear and donate proceedings to reduction efforts in his residence nation.