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UFC in Vegas 29 Main Event Prediction
Chan Sung Jung “The Korean Zombie” vs. Dan Ige
UFC Featherweight Bout
Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Apex Center
This weekend’s main event showdown is sure to deliver, as featherweight contenders “The Korean Zombie” and “50k” Dan Ige seek a higher placement in the division’s rankings. We have never witnessed Chan Sung Jung deliver a boring fight, so you already know this main event will provide fireworks.
Chan Sung Jung, better known to UFC fans as “The Korean Zombie”, is widely known for his entertaining fights in the UFC octagon, dating back to 2011. Across nine contests, the Korean heavy hitter has only reached the judge’s scorecard once.
A lack of consistency when looking at the Korean native’s record isn’t something he could control; the Korean military service has stolen a part of Jung’s potential. But now, aged 34, regular appearances in the octagon are ramping up, and knockout stoppages over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar have put him on the pedestal he deserves.
His opponent, Dan Ige, is slowly but surely making his featherweight presence known. Since 2018 he’s amassed a 7-2 record and is already matching Jung’s fight experience across a decade.
Ige’s all-around skillset is perfect to handle the pressure that Jung is known to bring; between his fight IQ and impressive speed, he has some crucial martial arts skills to keep the opposition at bay. Ige’s ability to win on the judge’s scorecard could be significant should both men survive the twenty-five minutes, as Jung has only won one fight via decision in fourteen years spent fighting as a professional.
However, something tells me that a judge’s opinion will not be required in this contest. Ige is a slow starter, but Jung is the opposite; when Ige is forced to have his wits about him early on, I think the danger zones for both men will be raised. The value of this fight not going the distance is quite astonishing, especially when you take The Korean Zombies track record into account.
UFC Vegas 29 Best Bet: Fight does not go the distance at -110 with William Hill [1.10u returns 1u profit]
UFC in Vegas 29 Co-Main Event Prediction
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Sergey Spivak
UFC Heavyweight Bout
Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Apex Center
Another contest where I’ll be surprised by any judges needed is the co-main event heavyweight contest between the dangerous Russian submission expert Aleksei Oleinik and Sergey Spivak.
Spivak’s evolution at 26-years-old is still ongoing, but we are witnessing the growth in skills from fight to fight. Learning experiences from Walt Harris and Marcin Tybura were challenging early losses as a UFC fighter but are now a thing of the past as Spivak rides a two-fight win streak.
Aleksei Oleinik is a legendary mixed martial artist; with over 70 professional bouts on his record, the 44-year-old is still competing at the highest level. However, an ageing body and a losing streak are seemingly pointing towards retirement. A non-desirable striking output could be the factor heading into this weekends fight.
Because of the juiced odds on Spivak and Oleinik’s ability to submit most opponents, looking towards the totals market feels like the safer play.
I anticipate we’ll witness one of two outcomes; either Spivak dictates the pace on the feet, utilizes combinations at a distance and eventually finishes the Russian similar to Chris Daukaus. Or, the grappler in Oleinik latches one of his fight-ending submissions to leave Spivak tapping.
UFC Vegas 29 Best Bet: Under 1 and a half rounds at -175 with BetMGM [1.75u returns 1u profit]