Chan Sung-Jung is 16-6 (6-3 in UFC) with 6 knockout, 8 submission & 2 decision victories. He is coming off of a loss to Brian Ortega but has notable W’s over: Frankie Edgar, Dustin Poirier & Renato Moicano. TKZ is a 3rd Dan black belt in Hapkido, 2nd Dan black belt in Taekwondo, black belt in Judo & a brown belt in BJJ fighting out of Fight Ready. Chan Sung-Jung is #5 right now, but the rankings have not been updated since his last fight yet. 

#6 Calvin Kattar is 22-4 (6-2 in UFC) with 11 knockout, 2 submission & 9 decision victories. He is on a 2 fight W streak over Dan Ige & Jeremy Stephens with other notable W’s over: Ricardo Lamas, Shane Burgos & Andre Fili. Kattar is a blue belt in BJJ who has hammers for fist. This matchup would be a boxer vs kickboxer matchup and would shake up the rankings pretty good. If Kattar wins, I think it solidifies a title shot even with an Ortega loss, Zombie is still a very respectable win to say the least. If Zombie wins, it gets him back in title talks. 

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Max Holloway is 21-6 (17-6 in UFC) with 10 knockout, 2 submission & 9 decision victories. Holloway is on a 2 fight losing streak against current king, Alexander Volkanovski but has notable W’s over: Jose Aldo x’s2, Brian Ortega, Charles Oliveira, Anthony Pettis & Frankie Edgar. The former champ is a purple belt in BJJ fighting out of Fighting Technics. Holloway and Korean Zombie would be an amazing fight to watch, especially in the striking side of it. 

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#7 Josh Emmett is 16-2 (7-2 in UFC) with 8 knockout, 2 submission & 8 decision victories. Emmett is on a 3 fight win streak against Shane Burgos, Mirsad Bektic & Michael Johnson with other notable W’s against: Ricardo Lamas, Christos Giagos, Scott Holtzman & Jon Tuck. Emmett is a purple belt and former NAIA wrestler fighting out of Team Alpha Male. Emmett vs Zombie would be a hell of a brawl with winner getting future title contender talks.  The timetable may also work out, as Emmett is recovering from a MCL tear that puts him out for the rest of 2020.

Who should take on The Korean Zombie next?

By Ross Thornton

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