UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie is underway at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The event has so far produced some exceptional fights, punctuated by thrilling finishes.
During the event’s preliminary card, Garrett Armfield secured a decisive TKO victory over Toshiomi Kazama. Similarly, middleweight contender Michal Oleksiejczuk showcased his explosiveness in a TKO win against Chidi Njokuani.
What added intrigue to these results is that both victories were sealed precisely at 4:16 of the first round. It’s a remarkable coincidence since these fights unfolded back-to-back. This led MMA journalist Marcel Dorff to ask if the rare synchronicity has been achieved in a UFC event before.
One MMA enthusiast pointed out that UFC 290, which took place in July 2023, witnessed a similar feat in the Robbie Lawler and Bo Nickal fights. Interestingly, Lawler and Nickal defeated Niko Price and Val Woodburn respectively at 0:38 of the very first round.
Lawler’s knockout victory over Price marked the last fight of his professional MMA career as the former welterweight champion announced his retirement in the post-fight interview. Meanwhile, Nickal secured his fifth straight victory in as many fights as a professional MMA fighter.
UFC Fight Night Singapore: ‘The Korean Zombie’ previews his upcoming clash against Max Holloway
Max Holloway will lock horns with ‘The Korean Zombie’ in the main event of UFC Singapore. At the pre-fight press conference, the 36-year-old South Korean featherweight answered questions regarding retirement and offered a candid take on the subject.
Speaking about his future plans, Chan Sung Jung remarked:
“Not really sure what’s gonna happen. It’s very difficult for a fighter to acknowledge that one’s career has ended. So, I’ll have to see how well I fight in the octagon. I’ll have to assess myself on this fight and then decide what’s going on next.”
‘The Korean Zombie’ has lost two of his last three bouts. He fell short against featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in his most recent octagon outing, losing the fight by TKO in the fourth round.