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- UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung will be streamed live on ESPN+ from "UFC Fight Island" on October 17.
- Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung will meet in a main event that could decide the course of UFC's featherweight division.
- The rivalry between Ortega and Jung (also known as the Korean Zombie) has been brewing for more than a year, spurred on by incidents outside the Octagon.
- Prelims are set to start at 4 p.m. ET and the main card is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET.
- Every UFC Fight Night event is included with an ESPN+ subscription, which costs $5.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
A long-brewing rivalry between UFC featherweights Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung will reach a climax during the main event of this weekend's' UFC Fight Night, streaming live from the UFC Fight Island campus in Abu Dhabi on October 17.
The fight was originally scheduled in Jung's home country of South Korea in December 2019, but Ortega suffered a knee injury that delayed the match. In the interim, Ortega was accused of attacking Jung's friend and translator Jay Park while they were spectating at UFC 248 in March. Jung said Ortega hit Park while he was in the bathroom; Ortega was kicked out of the event and later apologized for the incident with a challenge for Jung.
—Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) March 11, 2020
Ortega vs. Jung will have major ramifications for UFC's featherweight division. Jung called featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski "shameful' after Volkanovski narrowly defended his title with a split-decision victory over former champ Max Holloway in July. In response, Volkanovski said that Jung could earn a title fight with a decisive victory over Ortega. Ortega's last match was a loss against Holloway, so his path to the title may be a bit longer, even with a win over Jung.
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung is the fourth match in a series of five UFC events scheduled in Abu Dhabi through October 24. UFC 254 will close out the Fight Island promotions with light heavyweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returning to face interim champion Justin Gaethje in a unification match.
UFC has committed to holding its events without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic and the organization has at least 18 different safety precautions for staff, including advanced medical screenings, regular testing, temperature checks, and social distancing guidelines.
Updated on 10/16/2020 by Kevin Webb: This article has been revised to include details for the UFC Fight Night event scheduled for October 17.
Here's the match schedule for UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung
Prelims — 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT on ESPN+
- Said Nurmagomedov vs. Mark Striegl
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Maxim Grishin
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam
- Jun Yong Park vs. John Phillips
- Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho
- Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze
Main Card — 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT on ESPN+
- Thomas Almeida vs. Jonathan Martinez
- Claudio Silva vs. James Krause
- Jim Crute vs. Modestas Bukauskas
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Andrade
- Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung
How to watch UFC Fight Night matches on ESPN+
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung will be streamed live on ESPN+.
ESPN+ subscribers can watch every UFC Fight Night event live and also gain access to a huge catalog of classic UFC matches and recent highlights. ESPN+ costs $5.99 per month or $49.99 for a full year, and it's available as an app on most mobile and streaming devices. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney Plus and Hulu for $12.99 a month. Here's a full breakdown of additional features and details for ESPN+.
Leading up to major PPV events, ESPN+ typically offers a special deal that bundles one UFC PPV fight and an annual ESPN+ subscription for a total of $84.98. This bundle deal gives you an overall discount of $30 if you plan on following the UFC closely for the rest of the year.
Select UFC Fight Night matches are also broadcast on the ESPN cable network. ESPN is available as a channel through several live TV streaming services, including Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV, and Youtube TV. With that said, UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung will be exclusive to ESPN+.
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