UFC on ESPN+ 12: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie Full Report

On Saturday, UFC made their debut in South Carolina on Saturday with a Featherweight main event. Both coming off losses, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung and Renato Moicano faced off in the main event. Below them were 10 other fights taking place in a wide array of weight classes. Deron Winn and Eric Spicely kicked off the evening.

Preliminary Card

Bout 1: Deron Winn (5-0) vs. Eric Spicely (12-4) (Middleweight)

Starting off the evening was a clash of middleweights, between Deron Winn and Eric Spicely. Between these two fighters, the biggest disparity was height. Early in the first round, Winn was able to get close and land hard strikes and then keep the distance afterwards. After a while, it felt like Spicely was purely in a defensive mode. Spicely was able to land a knee to the body many times when in a clinch. Spicely seemed to get more comfortable in the second half of the fight. In the second round, Winn was stringing together combinations. He had Spicely cornered many times, just unloading punches. Winn’s dominant punches continued through to the end of the second round. The final round felt like a turnaround for Spicely, who started to land more strikes and block takedown attempts. Both fighters were tremendously tired in the final minutes. The fight went the distance with all three judges giving it to Deron Winn unanimously (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

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Bout 2: Molly McCann (8-2) vs. Ariane Lipski (11-4) (Flyweight)

In a flyweight contest, Molly McCann faced Ariane Lipski in the next bout. McCann seemed to be fired up before the fight while Lipski was calmer. The first round had very close striking between both fighters. McCann landed a hard takedown at the end of the first. McCann did a similar last-minute takedown in the second round. In the final round, a cut became visible on McCann’s head. McCann’s personality was apparent throughout the fight. The fight went the distance with both of them swinging until the bell. The judges gave Molly McCann the unanimous decision victory (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27).

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Bout 3: Allen Crowder (10-3) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (7-0) (Heavyweight)

Moving to the biggest weight class of all, Allen Crowder faced Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Not even 10 or five seconds into the bout, Rozenstruik landed a left jab which put down Crowder. He landed a couple more punches before the fight ended.

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Bout 4: Matt Wiman (16-7) vs. Luis Pena (6-1) (Lightweight)

In the next matchup, Matt Wiman made a return after a long absence to face Luis Pena. In the first minute, Pena landed a knee in the clinch that cut open Wiman quite a bit. There was a pause in the fight due to the cut, but it continued. Wiman shot for a takedown but Pena got the best of it, landing strikes from top position. Pena landed, even more, strikes to the head on the ground, making the cut more severe. Before the second round started a doctor looked at Wiman’s cut once again. He was given the green light to continue. Another takedown attempt by Wiman was taken over by Pena. At the start of every round, Pena would apply pressure by immediately walking up to Wiman until he was up against a wall. In the final round, Wiman fell down, which allowed Pena to rain down strikes from above. After enough strikes, Pena won the fight via TKO.

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Bout 5: Ashley Yoder (6-4) vs. Syuri Kondo (6-2) (Strawweight)

The next preliminary bout saw Syuri Kondo face Ashley Yoder. Yoder landed a takedown in the opening minute. She was dominant on the ground for the whole round, trying for many different submission moves. At the start of the second Yoder failed to land a single leg takedown. When they went on the ground once again, Yoder was back to being her dominant self. At the start of the third round Kondo put in a standing guillotine but couldn’t close out the fight with it. Yoder brought it back to the ground and continued her success until the fight ran out of time. The fight went to Ashley Yoder, with the scorecards being more than favouring to her (30-26, 30-25 & 30-24).

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Bout 6: Dan Ige (11-2) vs. Kevin Aguilar (17-1) (Featherweight)

Finishing off the prelims was Dan Ige and Kevin Aguilar. Aguilar had a cut open on his face in the first round which made him bleed quite a bit. Ige dropped Aguilar with a left after a few minutes and then got in top position. Ige landed a takedown  minute into the second round, but Aguilar got into top position. Aguilar landed what looked like a wrestling move, putting Ige on his back and dropping him. He tried for an armbar afterwards but it didn’t work. From top position, Aguilar landed tons of strikes before the round concluded. The final round had stand-up from both fighters, with Ige’s boxing being showcased. Aguilar was eating tons of punches and knees. Ige landed a single leg takedown with under a minute left, but then stood back up. He survived the full fight but didn’t look sharp at the end. All three judges decided that Dan Ige should get the victory (29-28, 29-28 & 29-27).

Main Card

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Bout 7: Alessio Di Chirico (12-2) vs. Kevin Holland (15-4) (Middleweight)

Starting off the main card was Alessia Di Chirico versus Kevin Holland. Shortly in the first round the fighters clinched up against the cage. In the final minute of the first Di Chirico landed an elbow that seemingly shook Holland. Many times in this fight they would have a standing clinch where Holland was the only one landing strikes. While he was the only one, the strikes weren’t that powerful. Holland started to move weir in the second round, almost like he was just running the clock and trying to not engage. When he went to his corner he felt his right shoulder. He told his corner his shoulder popped out. He decided to keep fighting. The final round had close striking between both fighters with not much engagement. The fight went the distance. All three judges gave the fight to Kevin Holland (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

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Bout 8: Andrea Lee (#10) (10-2) vs. Montana De La Rosa (#11) (10-4) (Flyweight)

In the first fight of the evening with ranked fighters, Andrea Lee faced Montana De La Rosa. The first round had striking for the first couple of minutes. De La Rose landed a takedown, with Lee taking it up to a standing clinch shortly after. De La Rosa landed another takedown, but Lee brought it back up almost immediately. Early in the second round, Lee was able to fully stop a takedown attempt. De La Rosa started bleeding through her nose in the second round. Lee was landing good punches. De La Rosa landed a takedown near the end of the second round and in the opening minutes of the third. On the ground, Lee was trying for a triangle choke but couldn’t get it in fully. From top position, Lee landed punches. The fight ended with Lee on De La Rosa’s back. Andrea Lee was scored the winner unanimously (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

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Bout 9: Andre Ewell (14-5) vs. Anderson dos Santos (20-7) (Bantamweight)

In the next matchup, Bantamweights Andre Ewell and Anderson dos Santos squared off. The first round had both fighters were throwing hard punches. Ewell was eventually walking down Dos Santos and continuously landing strikes. The second round was not as intense as the first round, but it was still close striking. There was a pause in the round as Dos Santos was poked in the eye. Dos Santos took the fight to the ground and tried for some moves but Ewell eventually got out. Dos Santos shot for a takedown many times in the third round but wasn’t successful. Eventually, the fight got to the ground where Dos Santos took top position. For all of the second half of the round, Dos Santos was stuck to Ewell. The fight went all designated 15 minutes. The fight went to Andre Ewell unanimously (29-28, 29-28 & 29-27)

My Scorecard:

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Bout 10: Bryan Barberena (14-6) vs. Randy Brown (10-3) (Welterweight)

In the co-main event slot of the evening, Bryan Barberena faced Randy Brown. This fight in all of its rounds was a close striking battle. In the final round, Brown upped the tempo of punches and started to take over the fight. He had Barberena backtracking and not throwing much. After Brown landed a knee to the head and a few more punches, the fight came to a close.

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Bout 11: Renato Moicano (#5) (13-2-1) vs. Chan Sung Jung (#12) (14-5) (Featherweight)

The main event of the evening was Renate Moicano facing “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. In the opening seconds of the first round, Sung Jung landed an overhand right which dropped Moicano. Moicano stayed alive on the ground, but not for long as Sung Jung eventually rained down strikes that ended the bout.

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UFC’s weekly series called Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series is currently running it’s third season, with the second episode airing on Tuesday night this week. The next UFC event will be on Saturday next week, where Francis Ngannou will face Junior dos Santos live on ESPN. The next PPV event is on July the 7th, with Jon Jones versus Thiago Santos headlining the two title fight card.

Korean Zombie Pulls Off First Round Victory Over Renato Moicano

Chan Sung Jung, better known as “Korean Zombie” had a quick and dominant performance on Saturday over Renato Moicano. Sung Jung came in as the underdog, being the #12 ranked Featherweight facing the fifth-ranked fighter. Although it was scheduled for five rounds, not more than a minute was needed for Sung Jung to get the victory at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.

The fight only lasted a minute, with Sung Jung taking control of the fight with a strong overhand right which dropped Moicano. On the ground, Sung Jung tried for a rear naked choke on top position and landed strikes after Moicano flattened out on the ground. The referee stopped the contest with just a few seconds left in the first minute.

Sung Jung has now tripled his losses with wins, extending his record to 15-5. Renato Moicano was only given his third career loss from this bout, with the previous one coming from Jose Aldo back in February. The Korean Zombie bounced back from a previous prolific loss to Yiar Rodriguez, where an elbow landed in the final seconds of the fifth round.