The rapidly developing UFC
162 bill received another addition on Wednesday night, when UFC
officials announced that Chan Sung
Jung will face fellow featherweight Ricardo
Lamas in a pivotal pairing on July 6.
UFC 162 is headlined by a middleweight title confrontation between
longtime belt holder Anderson
Silva and undefeated challenger Chris
Weidman and takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las
Vegas. The evening’s main draw airs live on pay-per-view, while FX
and Facebook will broadcast the prelims.
Known as “The Korean Zombie,” Jung, 25, has yet to lose in the
Octagon, posting three straight victories since his 2011 UFC debut.
The South Korean most recently competed last May, submitting
Poirier in a “Fight of the Year” winning performance at UFC on
Fuel TV 3.
Another World Extreme Cagefighting alumnus, Lamas has earned a
quartet of wins in his four UFC outings, topping Matt Grice
Swanson in 2011 before outpointing former Sengoku champion
Hioki last June. “The Bully” was last seen on Jan. 26 at UFC on
Fox 6, delivering a brutal knockout to highly-regarded Roufusport
product Erik Koch.