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UFC Fight Night 53 Fight Card: Injury Removes “Korean Zombie” From Lineup

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According to a report by MMA-In-Asia, Chan Sung Jung has been re-injured and forced out of a planned co-main event fight with Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night 53.

The two were expected to square off October 4 from the Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on UFC Fight Pass.

“The Korean Zombie” last fought over a year ago, suffering a loss in August 2013 to featherweight champion Jose Aldo. In defeat, Jung (13-4) left with an injury to his shoulder, the same issue that is reportedly keeping him out of the October fight.

Corassani (12-4) sports a 3-1 UFC record, the same as Jung. No official word has been made by the promotion regarding the injury.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story

Featherweight: Akira Corassani vs. TBA

Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz

Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/12:10 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Scott Askham

Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. Nico Musoke

Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford

Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov

Middleweight: Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel

Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

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