UFC: Max Holloway a huge betting favourite against the Korean Zombie

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UFC: Max Holloway a huge betting favourite against the Korean Zombie

No belt is on the line for this fight, and the winner might not get a title shot. But this win will enhance the legacy of both fighters. For Jung, this would be one of the best wins of his career and will cement his status as one of the top featherweights in the world. This would also be a good win for Holloway as he continues to build on his stellar resume. A loss to Jung as the heavy favourite would remove some of that shine.

Quick Take

  • Max Holloway the huge betting favourite
  • The Korean Zombie is a +500 underdog
  • Two top 10 featherweights go head to head

Fight Details

Max Holloway will fight Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night on August 26 in Singapore. Holloway is the huge betting favourite heading into this fight on UFC betting sites. Holloway has -800 odds to win the fight on BetVictor. Jung is the underdog in this fight by a colossal margin. He has +500 odds to win this fight. Holloway is the number one ranked featherweight in the UFC and ranked 13th on the pound for pound rankings. Jung is the eighth ranked featherweight.

Max “Blessed” Holloway

Holloway is a former UFC featherweight champion. Holloway’s professional MMA record is 24-7. Holloway has fought in nine title fights in the UFC. Despite his seven losses in the UFC, Holloway has one of the most impressive resumes in the featherweight division, and possibly the division’s history. Holloway has fought some of the greatest fighters the UFC has to offer, including Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, Charles Oliveira, Jose Aldo, Alexander Volkanovski, and more.

The bottom line is Holloway should win this fight. Since 2014, Holloway has only lost to two fighters in the UFC, Alexander Volkanovski and Dustin Poirier. Volkanovski is currently ranked number two on the pound for pound rankings and has one loss in the UFC. Holloway’s striking, chin, experience, and cardio add up to make Holloway one of the most dangerous fighters in the division. His fighting style might be one of the only reasons to be apprehensive about placing a bet on Holloway because he is not afraid to trade strikes with his opponents. Holloway has never been knocked out in the UFC, but this is MMA. And at some point his fighting style may provide the right opportunity for someone to end the streak.

Chan “The Korean Zombie” Sung Jung

Jung is one of the most exciting fighters in the division. Like Holloway, Jung is not afraid of trading strikes with his opponents. Jung has power, a strong chin, can strike and has stepped into the octagon was great competition, he has defeated Dustin Poirier and Frankie Edgar. But on paper, there are not a lot of reasons to bet on Jung against someone as accomplished as Holloway.

Jung’s best shot to win this fight is by catching Holloway with a clean shot in a back and forth fight on the feet or by submission. It is hard to imagine Jung outstriking Holloway for an entire fight. In MMA, anyone who can strike like Jung has a chance. If Holloway is not careful, Jung could walk out with one of the biggest wins of his career in a huge upset.

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