‘The Korean Zombie’ Returns to Co-Headline UFC Fight Night 53 Against Akira Corassani

Written by Tom Ngo
August 9th, 2014

The Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (pictured) and his repaired dislocated shoulder are ready to return to action. On Saturday, it was announced Jung will co-headline UFC Fight Night 53 against Akira Corassani.

The October 4 event takes place inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jung hasn’t been seen since losing to reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo last August at UFC 163. The popular slugger had won four straight prior to the TKO defeat.

Corassani is also looking to bounce back from a TKO loss after getting pummeled by Dustin Poirier in April. The L snapped the 31-year-old’s three-fight winning streak.

No word if the show will be made available for live viewing in America via UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 or some combination of the three.

Here is the card’s updated roster:

Marcin Bandel vs. Mairbek Taisumov

Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov

Jan Blachowicz vs. Ilir Latifi

Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford

Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Amir Sadollah vs. Nico Musoke

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung vs. Akira Corassani

Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story

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