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Chan Sung Jung-Akira Corassani Booked For Sweden

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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.

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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