UFC Fight Night Live updates and results: Chan Sung Jung vs. Dan Ige

LAS VEGAS — Two UFC featherweights angling for a future title shot will square off Saturday night at the UFC Apex as Chan Sung Jung, also known as the Korean Zombie, meets Dan Ige in the main event of UFC Fight Night.

Jung (16-6) will look to rebound from a five-round loss to Brian Ortega back in October. The South Korean might have earned himself a title shot had he won that bout, but will instead try to avoid his first losing streak since 2010.

This fight is a massive opportunity for Ige (15-3), who has compiled an impressive 7-2 record in the UFC but has yet to collect that signature name that would put his résumé over the top. Ige, who was born in Hawaii and now fights out of Las Vegas, is coming off a 22-second knockout of Gavin Tucker in March.

The co-main event is a heavyweight bout between Aleksei Oleinik, ranked No. 15 by the UFC, and Serghei Spivac, who has won his last two and three of his last four.

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Fight in progress:

Welterweight: Matt Brown (24-18, 15-12 UFC, +145) vs. Dhiego Lima (17-8, 4-6 UFC, -170)


Light heavyweight: Nicolae Negumereanu (10-1, 1-1 UFC) defeats Aleksa Camur (6-2, 2-2 UFC) by split decision

Negumereanu would simply not be denied his first UFC win, as he walked Camur down and forced him into heavy exchanges over the course of three rounds.

From the opening bell, it was obvious that Camur, a teammate of former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in Cleveland, wanted to use footwork and angles to stay one step ahead of his plodding 205-pound opponent. Negumereanu refused to take his foot off the gas, though, and cut off the cage on Camur at every opportunity.

The result was a back-and-forth fight on the feet that saw both men have success. Camur did well slipping punches and landing counters at times, but he was susceptible to Negumereanu drawing him into a brawl. Camur landed with a little more consistency, but Negumereanu landed the most significant shots.

The hardest strike of the fight might have occurred in the third round, when Negumereanu wobbled Camur with an overhand right after changing levels on a takedown. Camur survived but stopped throwing punches for an extended period of time.

Negumereanu received several warnings for holding onto the fence to keep Camur trapped in the clinch, but referee Mike Beltran opted to not take a point. He did sternly warn Negumereanu for the infraction near the end of the third round.

A standout on Contender Series in 2019, the 25-year-old Camur falls to 1-2 in the UFC. Negumereanu, of Romania, picks up his first win since 2018.

Strawweight: Virna Jandiroba (17-2, 3-2 UFC) defeats Kanako Murata (12-2, 1-1 UFC) by second-round TKO

Jandiroba, of Bahia, Brazil, picked up a TKO victory at the end of the second round — although the fight probably could have been stopped even sooner.

The strawweight fight ended between the second and third rounds when a ringside physician ruled Murata, of Tokyo, couldn’t continue due to an injured left arm. Murata’s arm was obviously compromised the entire second frame after Jandiroba caught her in a deep armbar attempt at the end of the first round.

Murata couldn’t even lift the arm above her waist to defend herself after that initial round, but neither her corner nor the referee stopped the contest. Immediately after the fight, Jandiroba said she felt Murata’s arm “pop” multiple times during the armbar attempt.

It was a dominant performance by Jandiroba overall, and she rebounded from a loss to Mackenzie Dern her last time out. She hurt Murata with right hands in the first minute of the bout, before injuring Murata’s arm on the floor. She is now 3-1 in her last four.

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Welterweight: Khaos Williams (12-2, 3-1 UFC) defeats Matthew Semelsberger (8-3, 2-1 UFC) by unanimous decision

Coming off his first loss in the UFC, Williams strung together an impressive 15 minutes to get back into the win column against a very game Semelsberger.

Williams, of Detroit, defeated Semelsberger via unanimous decision by scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28. His speed and power had an effect early, as he bloodied Semelsberger’s nose and mouth in the opening round. But Semelsberger showed heart and challenged Williams on the feet through the final bell.

According to UFC Stats, Williams outlanded Semelsberger in total strikes 108 to 56. He repeatedly blitzed forward with flurries to score points, although he occasionally walked into right-hand counters from Semelsberger. Semelsberger also did some of his best work with kicks to Williams’ lead left leg, which clearly bothered Williams by the end of the fight.

Ultimately, though, Williams’ boxing prevailed, and he improved his UFC record to 3-1. His only loss came against Michel Pereira in his last fight in December.

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Heavyweight: Josh Parisian (14-4, 1-1 UFC) defeats Roque Martinez (15-8-2, 0-3 UFC) by split decision

Parisian, a Contender Series alum, picked up his first UFC win in a heavyweight bout that turned into a war of attrition. Parisian, 31, and Martinez, 35, regularly exchanged punches and knees in the clinch and at boxing range throughout. It was very back and forth, as shown by the scores. Two judges had it 29-28 for Parisian, another saw it 29-28 for Martinez.

Martinez, of Guam, showed good pressure on the feet, particularly in the opening round. He threw punches to move into the clinch, and cut Parisian under his left eye early in the fight.

Parisian adapted to the pressure in the second and third rounds, however, and did a better job mixing up his strikes. His knees to the body were very effective, as were his front kick and elbows over the top. Martinez continued to work and land winging punches. The third round was razor close.

Parisian joined the UFC last year and lost his promotional debut to Parker Porter in November.

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Lightweight: Rick Glenn (22-6-1, 4-3 UFC) defeats Joaquim Silva (11-4, 4-3 UFC) by first-round TKO

Glenn, of Marshalltown, Iowa, has been fighting professionally for nearly 15 years. Saturday’s knockout might have been his best yet.

Glenn, 32, made quick work of Silva, as he put the Brazilian out with punches just 37 seconds into their lightweight bout. It was Glenn’s first finish in the UFC, and first overall since 2016.

The finish came shortly after Glenn hurt Silva badly with a counter left hand, as Silva came forward with punches. Silva managed to bounce back up but was still hurt, and referee Mike Beltran stepped in after Glenn dropped him again with a short uppercut.

It was a welcome result for Glenn, who hadn’t competed since November 2018 due to injury and a positive COVID-19 test in December.

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Women’s flyweight: Casey O’Neill (7-0, 2-0 UFC) defeats Lara Procopio (7-2, 1-2 UFC) by third-round submission

Australian flyweight prospect O’Neill remained undefeated with an impressive upset win over Brazil’s Procopio.

O’Neill, who was born in Scotland but fights out of Australia, submitted Procopio via rear-naked choke at the 2:54 mark of the third round. O’Neill has now finished both of the opponents she’s faced in the UFC. She scored a TKO against Shana Dobson in February.

The submission capped off a very complete showing by the 23-year-old O’Neill, who has only been fighting professionally since 2019. After a competitive opening round that took place primarily on the feet, O’Neil settled into her ground game, with elbows from top position and the submission finish.

Procopio, a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, was actually the one who first looked to take things to the ground. But O’Neill proved to be quite comfortable there, and made Procopio pay on multiple occasions with strikes on the ground and strikes in the clinch after defending takedown attempts.

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Still to come:

Men’s featherweight: Chan Sung Jung (16-6, 6-3 UFC, +105) vs. Dan Ige (15-3, 7-2 UFC, -125)
Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (59-15-1, 8-6 UFC, +190) vs. Serghei Spivac (12-2, 3-2 UFC, -230)
Men’s bantamweight: Marlon Vera (16-7-1, 10-6 UFC, -200) vs. Davey Grant (13-4, 5-2 UFC, +170)
Men’s featherweight: Julian Erosa (25-9, 3-4 UFC, +120) vs. Seungwoo Choi (9-3, 2-2 UFC, -140)
Middleweight: Wellington Turman (16-4, 1-2 UFC, +105) vs. Bruno Silva (19-6, 0-0 UFC, -125)

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