Chan Sung Jung was born March 17, 1987 in a little town called Pohang, South Korea. Like all children in South Korea Jung started training in Tae Kwon Do at very young age. After studying Mixed Martial Arts in College Jung decided he wanted to fight professionally prompting him to move to Seoul, South Korea. His first stop was, but after training there for about a year he felt like he needed something more if he was going to make it to the next level. Enter Korean Top Team, the famed MMA School that was founded in 2003 by Head Coach Dongjin Ha. Jung instantly felt like he was home, and it was here where the legend of the Zombie was born.Jung started his professional career at an event called Super Sambo in Korea, winning by arm bar in the second round Later that year he participated in the Lightweight division of the first ever Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Tournament. He defeated In Seok Yoo by submission in the semifinals and in the final he faced Machado Jiu-Jitsuís Hyung Geol Lee and won by TKO. Jungís last fight in Korea was in May of 2008 when he participated in a KOREA-FC 8-Man MMA Tournament. Jung went on to win the tournament continuing his dominance over the Korean MMA scene.
It was quite evident that Chan Sung out grew the talent at a national level, So he decided to head to Japan in search of a tougher test. He made his MMA debut in Okayama Japan when he faced his toughest opponent to date Japanese superstar Michihiro Omigawa at Deep: Gladiator First thought to be a feeder opponent for Omigawa, Chan Sung shocked the MMA world wining a unanimous decision. Going into the Fight Chan Sung jung was known as the Zombie, it was after this fight that the Japanese crowd started calling him the Korean Zombie. Jung returned to Japan for the second time to face Cage Force Featherweight GP semifinalist, Fanjin Son. He won by devastating Knock Out in 17 seconds. After his two impressive victories in Japan, Jung was signed by big promotion Sengoku to compete in their 2009 Featherweight GP. In the first round of the GP he faced Shooto veteran Shintaro Ishiwatari. In what was labeled the most exciting fight of the first round, Jung submitted Ishiwatari late in the first round after dropping him numerous times on the feet Jung advanced in the tournament and faced Team ZSTís Masanori Kanehara in the second round. The fight went to the judges who declared Kanehara as the winner, a decision that many disagreed with. However, on August 2nd, Jung got another chance in Sengoku and its Featherweight GP when he faced Matt Jaggers in the reserve fight of the GP finals. Jung won by triangle choke in the second round.
With the ever declining landscape of Japanese MMA, Chan Sung Decided to make the move state side and signed with the #1 promotion in the world WEC. He was scheduled to make his debut at WEC 48 against Cub Swanson but Swanson was forced to pull out due to injury and was replaced by teammate Leonard Garcia. Airing Live on Spike TV Chan sung took this as his opportunity to introduce the world to The Korean Zombie. Jung showed everyone why he is nicknamed the zombie, as he ate everything Garcia had and just kept pushing forward with his looping punches that had Garcia in trouble many times throughout the fight. In the end the fight would go to decision leaving Jung heartbroken as he was robbed by the judges once again. Zombies are always one for revenge, and Chan Sung Jung is no different. Stepping in for an injured Nam Phan on 10 daysí notice, Jung got the rematch he had been dreaming of all year with none other than Leonard Garcia. Keeping his word to his fans, Jung came out much more defensive and seemed like he wasnít going to open up. After Hurting Garcia with a flying knee, he was goaded into bringing out the Zombie by a smiling Garcia. A high kick sent Garcia crashing to the mat, from there he took his back and shocked the MMA world by pulling off the first ever Twister submission in UFC history.
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