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Emotional Night as Holloway Won for Hawaii, and a Legendary Zombie Retires



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In a thrilling showdown at UFC Fight Night in Singapore on Saturday, Max Holloway emerged victorious over Chan Sung Jung, famously known as “The Korean Zombie.” The highly anticipated main event culminated in a dramatic knockout, as Holloway delivered a stunning blow just 23 seconds into the third round. This marked a significant moment for both fighters, as it turned out to be Jung’s final fight before retiring from the sport.

Holloway’s triumph over Jung adds another remarkable chapter to his impressive fighting career, which includes notable wins against fighters like Calvin Kattar, Yair Rodriguez, and Arnold Allen. With this victory, Holloway’s professional record now stands at an impressive 25 wins and 7 losses. This accomplishment solidifies his stature as one of the standout athletes in the featherweight division.

The matchup between Holloway and Jung was highly anticipated by fans and analysts alike, given the renowned striking skills of both fighters. It was a clash that promised excitement, and it certainly delivered. Holloway’s precision and determination were on full display as he secured the knockout victory that secured his win column for the year 2023.

Reflecting on his victory, Max Holloway expressed his contentment during a post-fight interview. “I’m happy to get the win,” Holloway stated, adding that he had “a lot of fun out there” during the intense battle inside the octagon.

Holloway’s roots trace back to Honolulu, Hawaii, and he dedicated his victory to the people of Lahaina on the nearby island of Maui. The region had been ravaged by devastating wildfires, resulting in the loss of lives and the displacement of many. The champion’s gesture showed his compassion and support for his community during a challenging time.

For Chan Sung Jung, the fight against Holloway marked a turning point in his career. Following his defeat, Jung conveyed his decision to retire from the sport. Speaking through a translator, he shared his heartfelt thoughts: “You know what, I’m going to stop fighting… I don’t think I have the opportunity anymore, so I think I am going to stop fighting from now.” These words reflected his ambition to be a champion from the start and his realization that it was time to move on.

The matchup between Max Holloway and Chan Sung Jung headlined UFC’s return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium, capturing the attention of fans around the world. With the conclusion of this exciting chapter, Holloway’s journey in the featherweight division continues, while Jung bows out with his legacy intact as one of the most legendary fighters in the UFC’s history.

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