UFC champion Alexander Volkanovsky (34, Australia) showed pride in defeating ‘Korean zombie’ Chansung Jung (35).
On the 30th (Korean time), Volkanovsky said in a written interview with British ‘Rokick MMA’, “Among mixed martial arts fighters, no one has ever defeated Chan-seong Jung as harshly as me. (Thanks to this win) I think he has more momentum and dignity as a champion.”
Volkanovsky won the 4th round punch TKO in the third defense of the UFC featherweight (-66 kg) title on the 10th. “I am not just a champion. I completely defeated a strong contender like Chan-Sung Jung,” he said proudly.
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UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovsky (right) attacks contender Chan-seong Jeong (left) in his third title defense fight. Photo=AFPBBNews=News1
According to official UFC statistics, champion Volkanovsky hit 138 significant strikes in 15 minutes and 45 seconds with a success rate of 64.8%.
Chansung Jung had a clear advantage with 48 effective hits and 38.4% accuracy.
“Chan-Sung Jung did not keep up with my game speed,” Volkanovsky said. Tactically (because of my slow thinking), whenever I was doing something (I couldn’t predict it), I was confused.”
“Even though the match was delayed, the mental strength and durability were tough,” said Volkanovsky, who respected the opponent. Fortunately (before he hurt his fist even worse), Chansung Jung’s facial damage piled up and he won,” he recalled.
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