The next UFC event is one that fans have been wanting to see since December 2019. The main event featherweight showdown between Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung. Let’s dive into our Ortega vs Jung betting preview.
Unfortunately for Ortega, he was injured before the scheduled fight in 2019 and was unable to participate. Previously, there was an altercation at UFC 248 between Jung and one of Ortega’s friends that sparked the beef.
Now we get to finally see the two in action. Jung has publicly apologized for the incident, but Ortega is still not happy about the situation.
The fight will be a part of the card at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on Saturday that will be televised by ESPN+.
Ortega (14-1-0) is ranked as the second-best fighter in the featherweight division behind Max Holloway, who handed him the only loss on his resume. By looking at Ortega’s fighting resume, it reveals that he has three wins by knockout, seven by submission, and four by decision.
“T-City” has had an absence due to his injury, so his stats have not had a chance to improve over the last few years. He currently has a striking accuracy at 33% and a grappling accuracy at a poor 16%.
He has been able to deliver 4.07 significant strikes a minute, but ultimately taking a lot more on and absorbing 7.36. This ratio is dangerous against someone like Jung, so that is definitely worth watching.
Ortega has some solid defenses with a takedown defense at 56 percent and a significant strike defense hovering around 50 percent. He also has put up averages of 0.51 takedowns and 1.40 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.
Sung Jung (16-5-0) is coming in ranked as the fourth-best fighter in the featherweight division. Even after his 3 1/2 years of military service, he returned to the Octagon with a 3-1 record. His fighting resume tells us that he has six wins by knockout, eight by submission, and two by decision.
“The Korean Zombie” has solid numbers offensively, with striking accuracy and grappling accuracy both at 41%. He manages to deliver 4.58 significant strikes a minute and while taking on a modest 3.73. This is a nice ratio, but could always use some more defense here.
Jung’s defenses are higher than average, as he has a takedown defense at 77% and a significant strike defense at 60%. Per 15 minutes, he is not as active on the ground but has averages of 0.78 takedowns and 0.60 submissions in that time frame.
UFC Odds For Ortega vs Jung Betting Preview
The market appears to have this fight getting closer in odds each day. BetUS has the odds currently placed at:
- Ortega +155
- Jung -190
* odds are subject to change
Potential Winner of This Event
Both of these fighters have some beef to settle, which is honestly a nice way to put it. They will be coming for blood, no doubt. This might actually be one of the best fights we have seen all year, simply due to the drama surrounding it.
Ortega is returning from an injury while training and before then, a loss against Holloway. Looking at that first loss, Holloway put a beating on Ortega with a strike matchup of 290-110. This ultimately led to a knockout victory for Holloway.
Overall, Jung’s is looking more of an appealing pick here. Anything can happen, especially if Ortega can land successful takedowns that turn into a submission. However, Jung has an unorthodox striking and moving ability that will be difficult to bet against.
Ortega vs Jung Betting Preview Prediction
Jung wins via TKO