John McCarthy gave his prediction for the fight Alexander Volkanovski vs ‘The Korean Zombie’ at UFC 272 on March 5th
McCarthy has asserted that Alexander Volkanovski will have the advantage heading into his upcoming fight against Chan Sung Jung aka ‘The Korean Zombie’.
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski was scheduled to defend his title against Max Holloway at UFC 272 on March 5th. The fight would’ve marked the third meeting between Volkanovski and Holloway. However, the matchup fell apart after Holloway withdrew due to an injury.
Both Volkanovski and his Korean counterpart have been willing to fight one another ever since Holloway was taken out of the equation. Needless to say, with the matchup being expected to transpire at UFC 273, Australia’s Volkanovski and ‘The Korean Zombie’ seem primed to give it their all.
On that note, former MMA referee John McCarthy has suggested that Volkanovski is likelier to emerge victorious in this fight. On the Weighing In podcast, McCarthy and co-host Josh Thomson indicated that the champion’s speed, reach, wrestling, leg kicks, and other attributes would trump ‘The Korean Zombie’s’ toughness.
“Not an easy fight,” McCarthy said. Josh Thomson chimed in by saying that it is kind of an easy stylistic matchup for Volkanovski. McCarthy responded by stating, “Stylistically, it matches up well for Volkanovski. But it’s not an easy fight.”
Watch John McCarthy and Josh Thomson discuss the Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung matchup and more in the video below: