Chan Sung Jung, better known as “The Korean Zombie,” will return from a lengthy layoff to face Akira Corassasni at UFC Fight Night 53 this October.
Set for October 4 from Stockholm, Sweden and the Ericcson Globe Arena, the event features a headline fight between Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story.
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Jung (13-4) suffered numerous injuries during an August 2013 loss to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. He is now 3-1 with the promotion.
Corassani (12-4) also sports a 3-1 UFC mark after a run on The Ultimate Fighter. The 31-year-old made it to the semifinals of TUF, and is coming off a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier.
Below is the current lineup:
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story
Featherweight: Chan Sung Jung vs. Akira Corassani
Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. Nico Musoke
Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson
Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford
Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz
Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel
Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Scott Askham
Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov
Middleweight: Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko
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