Chan Sung Jung is an MMA fighter, kickboxer, and South Korean Martial artist. He has a stage name, ‘The Korean Zombie. He has walked the lane of the WEC, Pancrase, World Victory Road, and DEEP with a winning streak and few a failure. At present, Sung Jun is competing in the Featherweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Chan Sung Jung

Chan Sung Jung Early Life

Chan Sung Jung was born on March 17, 1987, in Pohang, South Korea. he moved toNamyangju, a satellite city of Seoul when he was in his mid-teens. Due to his sight of Strider and his ruler origins. He was fully constantly by his classmate and got into many fights as a result. At the age of 14, his aunt took him to the nearby Hapkido gym. He trained in kickboxing until his junior year of high school. He graduated from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology.

Jung joined the South Korean Navy and started training in Taekwondo when he was 18 years old. In June 2007, he won a Sambo tournament arranged by the Korean Sambo Association, At the end of the year, he won the lightweight division of the Pancras Korea Neo-Blood Tournament After defeating fellow South Koreans Yoo In Seok and Lee Hyung Geol.

In May 2008, he participated and won KOREA_FC’s 8-man MMA tournament in the 65 kg division. Jung was a participant in a show called Street Fighter which arrived on South Korean cable television In 2007. He participated in the 70KG tournament and won.

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Jung Made his first professional debut in 2000 seven when he backed the lightweight tournament arranged by Pancrase Korea. In 2000 and eight he won both his fight for Japanese promotion DEEP. On August 16, 2008, he defeated Michihiro Omigawa at DEEP, a victory through a unanimous decision.


Sung Jung entered the Sengoku During its Featherweight Grand-Prix in 2009 As he debuted against Shintaro Ishiwatari in his first-round flight at Sengoku 7. He bagged the victory with his right-hand blow followed by his rear naked choke submission as Shintaro gave up at 4:29 of the first round.

On May 2, 2009, In his second-round fight at Sengoku 8. He was eliminated by the eventual winner Masanori Kanehara via a unanimous decision. On June 7th, 2009, it was announced that Jung would face American Matt Jaggers at Sengoku 9 in a reserve bout for the tournament. He won the match with a triangle choke submission at 1:25 of the second round.

World Extreme Cagefighting

On April 24, 2010, Sung Jung made his World Extreme Cagefighting debut against Leonard Gracia (who replaced injured opponent Cub Swanson) at WEC 48. After he lost the match by split division, It led to many controversies questioning the fight judge’s decision.

Jung next faced George Roop on September 30, 2010, at WEC 51, He lost the fight via knockout due to a head kick in the second round.

Chan Sung Jung

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On January 22, 2011, Jung face Rani Yahya but backed out due to an injury. Jung had a rematch on March 26, 2011. At UFC Fight Night 24, However, he won by a twister in the final second of the season round. Jung faced formal title challenger Mark Hominick on December 10, 2011. He won the bout via KO at seven seconds of the first round. This victory earned Jung much praise in South Korea.

Jung attended Rener Gracie’s inaugural Korean Super Seminar in Seoul in mid-2016. He faces Dennis Bermudez on February 4, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 104 on February 4, 2017. He won the fight by knockout in the first round.

Jung challenged for the UFC featherweight Championship for a second time against Alexander Vollkanovski at UFC 273 on April 9, 2022. Jung lost the fight via TKO early in round four, After being out-struck and knocked down multiple times throughout the fight.

On August 26, 2023, Jung is scheduled to face Max Holloway at UFC on ESPN 52.

Chan Sung Jung’s Personal Life

Chan Sung Jung is a married man with two children. In 2014, he took vows with his longtime girlfriend Park Sun Young, and to date, they live a happy life with their children, Jung Min Seo and Jung Eun Seo.

Chan Sung Jung Net Woth

As of 2023, Chan Sung Jung’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. he earned his wealth through his amazing fighting career.

NameChan Sung Jung
Date of Birth March 17, 1987
Birth PlacePohang, South Korea
Age36 years (as of 2023)
NationalitySouth Korean
Height5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight66 kg (145 lbs)