Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 25: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Octagon is back at their headquarters in Las Vegas for the second of three June events at the UFC APEX, with this event headlined by an exciting featherweight match-up featuring a cult favorite.
"The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung makes his first appearance of 2021 when he battles Dan Ige in the five-round main event. Jung is looking to get right back in the title picture after suffering a loss to Brian Ortega in a title eliminator bout in October. Ige is looking to put his name in that title picture, as he rebounded from a loss in March when he knocked out Gavin Tucker in 22 seconds.
Also on the main card is a heavyweight match-up as Aleksei Oleinik, a week shy of his 44th birthday, battles Serghei Spivac, a bantamweight bout pitting 15th-ranked Marlon Vera against Davey Grant, and another cult favorite, Matt Brown, takes on Dhiego Lima in a welterweight clash.
Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 4 PM eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.
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> Casey O'Neill (6-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Lara Procopio (7-1, 1-1 UFC)
They're trading early on with both landing and they clinch. They trade knees. Procopio with a knee and O'Neill lands to the body as she has position against the fence before they break. O'Neill lands a combo. Procopio lands a nice right hand and then a leg kick. They clinch and both land knees to the body. They break and both land. O'Neill just misses a head kick. Procopio lands a left hook. O'Neill with a combo ending with a kick and Procopio lands a counter right hand. They clinch against the fence. Procopio gets a takedown and works in side control before moving into O'Neill's guard. They scramble up and break. O'Neill lands some combos. Procopio lands the jab and they clinch. They trade and O'Neill gets Procopio down late. 10-9 Procopio.
O'Neill putting on the pressure to start the second as she's landing combos. Procopio gets a takedown and works in the half-guard. O'Neill trying to find a kimura but lets go. O'Neill looks for a gogoplata and then just misses an upkick. Procopio back in the guard of O'Neill. They scramble to their feet. O'Neill with a leg kick and then a right hand. O'Neill lands as they clinch and she lands some knees to the body. Procopio is slowing down. Procopio tries a takedown but pulls guard and now O'Neill landing elbows from the top. O'Neill landing elbows to the body. O'Neill back in the guard of Procopio and grinding with elbows. She lands some punches. Procopio trying to throw her legs up and O'Neill lands some punches as she defends and then she goes for a toe hold as Procopio is going for a heel hook. O'Neill gets out and is on top landing as the round ends. 10-9 O'Neill, 19-19.
O'Neill lands a right hand to start the third. O'Neill landing as they clinch and gets Procopio to the mat. O'Neill gets the back and is looking for a choke or the crucifix position. O'Neill landing some big punches. O'Neill with tons of punches in the crucifix position. O'Neill now has the body triangle around the back and landing big punches as she works for an arm. O'Neill back to landing punches as she looks for a choke. Procopio stands and O'Neill is still on her back and has a rear-naked choke locked in and Procopio goes out cold! Excellent win by O'Neill.
Official Result- Casey O'Neill def. Lara Procopio by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:54 of Round 3
> Joaquim Silva (11-2, 4-2 UFC) vs. Ricky Glenn (21-6-1, 3-3 UFC)
Glenn drops Silva early on with a left hand and is landing punches but Silva gets up and Glenn puts him down again and more punches finishes it off. Great finish by Glenn.
Official Result- Ricky Glenn def. Joaquim Silva by knockout (punches) at :37 of Round 1
> Josh Parisian (13-4, 0-1 UFC) vs. Roque Martinez (15-7-2, 0-2 UFC)
Martinez throwing to the body early as they clinch against the fence. Martinez landing in the clinch. They break. Parisian with the jab. Martinez lands a right hand. They clinch and Martinez with a short elbow. Martinez with an uppercut and an elbow. Parisian with a knee to the body. They break and Parisian lands a big combo and they clinch back up. They break and Parisian with a body kick. They trade left hands and Martinez with a right hand. Parisian pushes Martinez up against the fence as they clinch. They break and Martinez lands some good punches as he backs Parisian up to the fence. Parisian landing the left hand. Martinez lands a couple of left hands as they clinch against the fence. Parisian with an uppercut and a big elbow in the clinch. Parisian lands another knee before they break. Parisian with a late flurry. 10-9 Martinez.
They swing to the body right away in the second. They clinch. They are battling for position and both are landing short punches and Parisian is landing some knees. We have a low blow and a timeout. We get back to action. They clinch right back up and Mark Smith warning to not grab the fence. Parisian with a kick as they break. They break and Parisian with a right hand. Parisian with an elbow and landing some body punches and lands a knee. Martinez grabs the neck and drops down for a guillotine choke but Parisian spins out of it and they clinch at the end. 10-9 Parisian, 19-19.
They're both swinging hard to start the third and Parisian lands a right hand. Martinez lands a combo and Parisian with a right hand. They trade jabs. Parisian lands the jab. Parisian with the left hand as he's missing getting hit by Martinez. Martinez lands a couple of uppercuts as they clinch against the fence. Martinez with a short elbow. Parisian trying for a trip but Martinez gets away. Parisian has Martinez against the fence and is working hard for a takedown. They break. Parisian lands a combo. We have another groin strike and a timeout. They clinch and Martinez landing punches to the thigh. They break and Parisian with a combo. Parisian with an uppercut and lands a late left hand. Close fight. 10-9 Martinez, 29-28 Martinez.
Official Result- Josh Parisian def. Roque Martinez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
> Khaos Williams (11-2, 2-1 UFC) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (8-2, 2-0 UFC)
Williams with a couple of leg kicks. Semelsberger with a leg kick and Williams with a flurry. Semelsberger with a combo. Williams with another flurry and a body kick and Semelsberger's legs buckle. They're clinched and Williams with some body shots. Williams with some knees to the thighs. Williams with a combo as they break. They trade in a flurry and Semelsberger lands a nice right hand. They trade leg kicks. They trade kicks and Williams throws a flurry and Semelsberger lands a counter right hand. Semelsberger with a leg kick and Williams lands a flurry. Williams with an uppercut and Semelsberger lands a counter left hand. Semelsberger lands a right hand and Williams with a left hook. Williams with a late combo. 10-9 Williams.
Williams landing a flurry to start the second then they trade leg kicks. Williams with a leg kick and Semelsberger lands a counter combination. Williams with a flurry then they clinch. Williams with some knees to the thigh of Semelsberger. Williams lands as they break. Semelsberger with a leg kick. Williams with a flurry ending with a leg kick. Semelsberger lands a head kick. Williams with a combo. Semelsberger with a leg kick and Williams lands a leg kick. They clinch but break and both land after they break. Williams with a body shot. 10-9 Williams, 20-18 Williams.
Williams with a body kick. Williams with a right hand and Semelsberger lands a right hand. Semelsberger lands a right hand. He lands another. Williams lands a right hand. They trade punches. They both land in close range. They continue to trade punches and Williams landing a little more and better. Semelsberger then lands a right hand. Williams lands a combo. They trade in close range. Williams lands a right hand and then a flurry in close. They clinch at the end. 10-9 Williams, 30-27 Williams.
Official Result- Khaos Williams def. Matthew Semelsberger by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
> Kanako Murata (12-1, 1-0 UFC) vs. Virna Jandiroba (#13, 16-2, 2-2 UFC)
Jandiroba landing some right hands to start. Murata throwing but missing and Jandiroba lands a right hand. They clinch against the fence. Jandiroba pulls guard and Murata lands some big punches from the top. Jandiroba trying for an armbar but Murata defends and lands a right hand. Jandiroba gets an armbar locked in and Murata is defending. Murata gets out and lands some punches from the top. 10-9 Jandiroba.
They're both looking to land early in the second. Murata with a body kick and Jandiroba counters with a right hand. Jandiroba lands a head kick and Murata eats it well. Murata tries for a takedown and Jandiroba defends as they get to the fence. Murata's left elbow looks badly hurt as she's holding it weird. Murata lands a right hand. Jandiroba with a right hand. Jandiroba lands a couple of right hands. Murata's elbow definitely looks dislocated. Jandiroba with a combo as Murata can't defend herself with the injury. Murata with a leg kick. Jandiroba with a right hand. Jandiroba with a late flurry. 10-9 Jandiroba, 20-18 Jandiroba.
The fight is stopped after the second round as the doctor has called it off due to Murata's arm injury. That is the right call.
Official Result- Virna Jandiroba def. Kanako Murata by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
> Aleksa Camur (6-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Nicolae Negumereanu (9-1, 0-1 UFC)
Camur lands a left hand. Camur with a body kick and a right hand. Negumereanu lands a right hand. He lands another. Camur lands the jab. Camur with a combo. Camur lands the jab. Negumereanu is throwing but missing. Negumereanu then lands a right hand. They are trading in close range and both hurt each other. Negumereanu gets a takedown. They work their way to the feet. Camur lands a knee and they break. They trade jabs. Camur lands a combo. Negumereanu lands some hard shots. They trade left hooks. Camur with an uppercut. Camur with a knee. That was a slugfest in the first. 10-9 Camur.
Negumereanu lands a right hand. Negumereanu lands a left hook and a right hand. Camur lands a combo. Camur lands a right hand. They clinch against the fence and Negumereanu has the edge. They continue to battle and Camur lands an elbow. They break. Camur lands a left hand. Both men are breathing heavy. Negumereanu with a left hand. Camur misses an uppercut and Negumereanu lands a right hand. Negumereanu with a right hand. Negumereanu with some punches late. 10-9 Negumereanu, 19-19.
Camur with a left hand to the body. Negumereanu with a combo. Camur with the jab. We have a groin strike and a timeout. Negumereanu landing as they return to action. Camur lands a right hand. Camur lands the jab and a left hand and circles away. Negumereanu throwing the right hand but missing. Negumereanu lands the jab. They trade left hands. Camur shoots for a takedown but Negumereanu defends and lands as they break. Camur with a right hand. They clinch and Negumereanu with short left hands. Camur with some shoulder strikes. Negumereanu grabbing the fence again and Mike Beltran again hitting his hand off the fence. Beltran breaks them up and gives Negumereanu a big warning. They trade late. 10-9 Negumereanu, 29-28 Negumereanu.
Official Result- Nicolae Negumereanu def. Aleksa Camur by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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> Matt Brown (22-18, 15-12 UFC) vs. Dhiego Lima (15-8, 4-6 UFC)
Brown with a body kick. Brown with a leg kick. Brown with a body kick. Lima with a leg kick. Lima with a leg kick. Brown with a heavy leg kick. Lima with a leg kick. Brown with a high kick. They're just exchanging leg kicks. Lima with a leg kick. Brown with a leg kick. They trade punches. Brown with a spin kick. 10-9 Lima.
Lima with some heavy leg kicks. Brown tries to rush in with punches and lands a knee and they clinch. Lima with more calf kicks. Lima with the clinch but they break. Lima clinches again. They break and trade. Brown then comes forward and lands a right hand that knocks Lima out cold. Lima fell face-first into the canvas. What a knockout by Brown.
Official Result- Matt Brown def. Dhiego Lima by knockout (punch) at 3:02 of Round 2
> Wellington Turman (16-4, 1-2 UFC) vs. Bruno Silva (19-6, 0-0 UFC)
Turman with a body kick. Turman gets the body and Silva getting warned about grabbing the fence. Turman gets Silva down for a moment but Silva is able to reverse and now he has the body lock. Turman now gets warned about grabbing the fence. They go to the mat for a moment and now Turman has a front headlock. Turman has back control against the fence. Turman takes Silva down a couple of times but Silva pops right back up. Turman jumps on Silva's back standing. Turman landing punches and goes for an armbar but Silva slips out and gets in the guard of Turman and lands some big punches. Silva with some big punches and then he knocks Turman out cold! What a finish by Silva.
Official Result- Bruno Silva def. Wellington Turman by knockout (punches) at 4:45 of Round 1
> Julian Erosa (25-8, 3-4 UFC) vs. SeungWoo Choi (9-3, 2-2 UFC)
Erosa lands a right hand. They both land hard punches. Choi with a high kick. They trade punches and Choi is landing the left hook. Erosa lands a left hand. They trade. They both throw and Choi lands a left hand that drops Erosa and he jumps on top and lands some big punches and finishes it off. A great finish by Choi there.
Official Result- SeungWoo Choi def. Julian Erosa by TKO (punches) at 1:37 of Round 1
> Marlon Vera (#15, 16-7-1, 10-6 UFC) vs. Davey Grant (13-4, 4-3 UFC)
Grant landing leg and body kicks early on. Vera with a couple of leg kicks. They both trade some leg and body kicks. Vera with a body kick. Grant lands a left hand. Grant lands a combo. They trade and Grant pulls guard and Vera slams him down. They get up and Vera has the neck but lets go. Grant with a right hand and then a left hand. They trade punches. Grant with a spin kick. Vera with a leg kick. He lands another but Grant just ahead on volume. Grant with a spin kick. Vera with a leg kick. 10-9 Grant.
Grant with a combo after Vera lands a punch. Vera with a right hand. They trade in close range. Vera with a knee to the body as they clinch. Vera with another knee. Grant lands as they break. Grant with a combo and Vera lands a body kick. Vera with some elbows and Grant has a big cut opened up. Vera landing punches and a knee to the body. Grant gets a takedown. Vera looking for the triangle from the bottom. He's trying for a reverse triangle choke. Grant gets out into side control. Grant with an elbow. They scramble and Vera gets to his feet. Vera with some elbows. Grant throwing upkicks and Vera lands some big shots from the top and to the body at the end. 10-9 Vera, 19-19.
Both landing to start the third. Grant shoots for a takedown and Vera sprawls and takes the back of Grant. Vera has the rear-naked choke locked in but lets go and now lands punches. Vera looking for an arm-triangle. He goes to mount and lets go. Vera lands some punches then stands and they both are on their feet. Grant lands a left hand. He rocks Vera with another punch. Vera with a right hand. Vera with a left hand and an elbow. Vera with a big knee and lands some big shots against the fence. Grant is a bloody mess. Vera gets a takedown. Vera with some big shots from the top and lands a big elbow. Vera controlling from the top and defending a kimura attempt from Grant. Vera gets to the mount. Vera gets the back and has a rear-naked choke locked in deep. Grant is fighting it off and creates enough space to get out. Vera in the mount as the fight ends. 10-8 Vera, 29-27 Vera.
Official Result- Marlon Vera def. Davey Grant by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-26)
> Aleksei Oleinik (#15, 59-15-1, 8-6 UFC) vs. Serghei Spivac (12-2, 3-2 UFC)
They trade to start and Spivac lands a good combo that Oleinik eats. They trade jabs. Oleinik lands as they break a clinch. They both land some big punches. Oleinik throwing looping punches. Oleinik with a leg kick. Oleinik shoots for a takedown but Spivac defends. Oleinik with a leg kick. Oleinik with a right hand and Spivac lands an uppercut. Oleinik lands as he tries to clinch but Spivac escapes. Oleinik takes the back standing and drags Spivac to the mat as Spivac is warned about grabbing the cage. Oleinik working for the choke. Oleinik moves to the mount. Oleinik gets a scarf hold in and lands an elbow at the end. 10-9 Oleinik.
Oleinik coming forward and Spivac lands the jab as he circles away. Spivac with a leg kick. Oleinik throws a combo. They both land punches. They clinch and Oleinik pulls guard. Spivac landing from the top. He's landing right hands and keeping Oleinik pinned down and Oleinik is unable to find a submission. Spivac opens up a cut on Oleinik. Spivac grabs the neck and rolls for a guillotine but Oleinik gets his head out. Spivac ends the round on top. 10-9 Spivac, 19-19.
Oleinik throwing leg kicks early and Spivac lands a knee and a left hook. Spivac lands a combo that stuns Oleinik. Oleinik breathing heavy and looking up at the clock. Oleinik has a bad cut open. Spivac lands a knee and combo against the fence. Oleinik drops down for a takedown and Spivac makes him pay by landing some punches. Spivac lands some big shots and gets Oleinik to the ground and is landing from the top. Oleinik is a bloody mess. Spivac with a hammerfist from the top. Spivac with some short elbows and hammerfists. 10-9 Spivac, 29-28 Spivac.
Official Result- Serghei Spivac def. Aleksei Oleinik by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
> Chan Sung Jung (#4, 17-6, 6-3 UFC) vs. Dan Ige (#8, 15-3, 7-2 UFC)
Ige with a leg kick and Jung counters with a combo but Ige covers up. Ige lands a right hand. Jung lands an uppercut and Ige just misses a right hand. Ige with a leg kick. Jung with a calf kick as Ige lands a left hook. They trade. Ige lands a quick left uppercut. Jung with a combo and then gets a takedown. Jung looking to set up a choke as Ige is landing body shots from the bottom. Ige scrambles out and they get to their feet. Jung lands a right hand. Jung with a leg kick. Ige lands a combo. Jung with a nice high kick. 10-9 Ige.
Jung lands a right hand that hurts Ige early and then lands another. Jung lands a right hand as Ige was swinging and missed. Ige with a leg kick. Ige lands the jab and Jung lands a left hook. Jung lands a combo. Jung lands a nice right hand. Ige shoots for a takedown but Jung defends. Jung was looking for an arm but they scramble to their feet. Jung with a calf kick after they break. Ige with a left hand. Ige lands a left hand. Ige lands as he comes in and clinches against the fence. Jung reverses position and is looking for the takedown. They go to the mat and Jung has the back. Both landing on the mat but Jung has the dominant position. 10-9 Jung, 19-19.
Jung lands to start the third and gets a takedown. Both landing as Jung is in the guard. Ige lands a solid elbow from the bottom. Jung with an elbow. Jung takes the back of Ige and has the hooks in and is looking for the choke. He almost had it in but it was around the chin and Jung lets go. Ige lands a left hand as Jung has his back. Jung in complete control from the back and almost gets a choke in late. 10-9 Jung, 29-28 Jung.
They're trading to start the fourth but neither really landing. Ige lands to the body. Ige lands a nice right hand. Ige with a left hook to the body. Ige landing more as the round wears on. Ige with a right hand. Jung with a left hand. Ige lands the calf kick. Jung with a leg kick and Ige counters with a right hand. Ige lands and Jung gets a takedown. Ige throwing elbows from the bottom. Jung stands and then lands some punches as he gets in a dominant position and lands a late elbow. 10-9 Ige, 38-38.
They trade to start the fifth. Ige landing to the body and is landing hard shots. Jung lands a right hand. Ige goes for a takedown but Jung defends. They clinch and Ige lands to the body. Ige lands an elbow and Jung gets cut open more. Jung tries a takedown and Ige defends. They break and Jung lands to the body. Jung with a knee. Ige tries a takedown and Jung defends and takes the back. Jung has the body triangle and working for the choke and landing. Jung still working but in dominant position. Ige throwing punches but Jung also landing. 10-9 Jung, 48-47 Jung.
Official Result- Chan Sung Jung def. Dan Ige by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)