- Main Event features featherweight clash between No. 2 Brian Ortega and No. 4 Chan Sung Jung
- Main Card begins at 7 p.m. ET and Prelims begin at 4 p.m. exclusively on ESPN+
- ESPN+ available on the ESPN.com, ESPNplus.com and ESPN App for mobile connected TV devices. To subscribe, visit com/ufc
UFC FIGHT NIGHT on ESPN+: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie is set for this Saturday, October 17, from UFC FIGHT ISLAND in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. Returning to the Octagon for the first time in almost two years, former featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega (14-1) takes on fan-favorite “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (16-5).
All fights will be carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. ET and prelims starting at 4 p.m. ET. The events will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.
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UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie
Programming (All times ET)
|Fri., 10/16||12 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Pre-Show: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie||ESPN+|
|4:30 p.m.||UFC Live Presented by DraftKings: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie||ESPN2|
|4 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Prelims||ESPN+|
|7 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Main Card||ESPN+|
|10 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Post Show: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie||ESPN+|
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)
|7:00 PM||Main||Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung|
|Co-Main||Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Andrade|
|Undercard||Jimmy Crute vs. Modestas Bukauskas|
|Undercard||Claudio Silva vs. James Krause|
|Undercard||Thomas Almeida vs. Jonathan Martinez|
|4:00 PM||Feature||Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze|
|Undercard||Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho|
|Undercard||Junyong Park vs. John Phillips|
|Undercard||Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam|
|Undercard||Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Max Grishin|
|Undercard||Said Nurmagomedov vs. Mark Striegl|
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