December 21,2019: UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie in South Korea




Main Card features Frankie Edgar “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung and Volkan Oezdemir vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Main Card exclusively on ESPN+ at 5 a.m. ET

Prelims on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 2:00 a.m. ET; Pre- and Post-Show exclusively on ESPN+

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To subscribe, visit www.espnplus.com/ufc


UFC Fight Night on ESPN+:

Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie in South Korea streams exclusively on ESPN+ this Saturday, December 21, at 5:00 a.m. ET from Sajik Arena, Busan in South Korea. The main event features a featherweight matchup between Frankie Edgar (22-7-1) and South Korea native Chan Sung Jung (15-5-0). Prior to the main card, Prelims will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes starting at 2:00 a.m. ET. Every single fight on the card will be available for individual fight-by-fight replay on ESPN+ immediately following the fights.

A New Jersey native and former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar enters the Octagon as one of UFC’s most prolific athletes. He will look to rebound following a loss to Max Holloway in a featherweight title bout at UFC 240. Chan Sung Jung, who is coming off an impressive first-round knockout victory against Renato Moicano in June, will look to deliver a strong performance in front of his home country fans.




The co-main will pit former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir against rising contender Aleksandar Rakic. Oezdemir rebounded from a three-fight losing streak in August, delivering an impressive second-round “Performance of the Night” KO win over Illir Latifi. He will attempt to keep his momentum going by stopping Rakic, who is currently 4-0 in the UFC.


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UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Edgar vs. Jung


Programming (All times ET)


Fri, 12/20 5 a.m.


UFC Fight Night Pre-Show:

Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie

ESPN+


Sat, 12/21


2 a.m. Prelims

ESPN, ESPN Deportes

5 a.m. Main Card

ESPN+, English and Spanish


8 a.m. Post Show

ESPN+ Live and Replay

Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)

5 a.m. Main

Frankie Edgar vs. Chan Sung Jung ESPN+


Co-Main

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Aleksandar Rakic


Undercard

Dooho Choi vs. Charles Jourdain


Undercard

Da-un Jung vs. Mike Rodriguez


Undercard

Junyong Park vs. Marc-Andre Barriault


Undercard

Kyung Ho Kang vs. Liu Pingyuan


2 a.m. Feature

Ciryl Gane vs. Tanner Boser

ESPN, ESPN Deportes


Undercard

SeungWoo Choi vs. Suman Mokhtarian


Undercard

Dong Hyun Ma vs. Omar Morales


Undercard

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Matt Schnell


Undercard

Raoni Barcelos vs. Said Nurmagomedov


Undercard

Miranda Granger vs. Amanda Lemos


Undercard

AlatengHeili vs. Ryan Benoit


*All fights available for individual replay on ESPN+


How to Watch: Fans can sign-up for ESPN+ at any time via the ESPN App across mobile and connected-TV devices or via the web at www.ESPNPlus.com/ufc or www.ESPN.com.





About UFC®

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 300 million fans and 75 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly one billion TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 65 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.


For more information:

visit www.UFC.com and follow UFC at www.Facebook.com/UFC , Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.




About ESPN+

ESPN+ is the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service from Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ grew quickly to 3.5 million subscribers in 18 months, offering fans thousands of live events, original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks, as well as premium editorial content.


Programming on ESPN+ includes exclusive UFC and Top Rank boxing events, thousands of college sports events (including football and basketball) from more than a dozen sports at 20 conferences, hundreds of MLB and NHL games, top domestic and international soccer (Serie A, MLS, FA Cup, Bundesliga – beginning in 2020, EFL Championship and Carabao Cup, Eredivisie), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby and cricket, exclusive ESPN+ Original series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films.


Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) through the ESPN App, (on mobile and connected devices), ESPN.com or ESPNplus.com. It is also available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+ ­— all for just $12.99/month.





About ESPN

ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment enterprise, features more than 50 assets – nine U.S. television networks, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN International, ESPN The Magazine and more. ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) and 20 percent by Hearst.



Article by:

Victoria Peris


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12.20.2019

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