The disappointment of ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung being pulled from UFC 214 – on account of injury – has been soothed somewhat by news of his replacement: Jason Knight.
Twenty-four-year-old Knight, 17-2, will fill the void and step in to face Ricardo Lamas on July 29 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
The Mississippi-native has won four UFC bouts in a row, including wins this year against Alex Caceres and Chas Skelly, and has been on the hunt for a test like this for some time now.
Lamas, of course, is a former UFC featherweight title challenger who has beaten the likes of Charles Oliveira, Diego Sanchez, Dennis Bermudez and Cub Swanson. In the past seven years only Max Holloway, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes have managed to defeat the 35-year-old Brazilian, 17-5.
In other UFC fight news, it was announced on Tuesday that welterweight Alan Jouban has had to withdraw from his scheduled clash against Brian Camozzi, young brother of Chris, because of a badly broken foot.
The pair were scheduled to meet on July 8 at UFC 213, but a Jouban Instagram post has revealed that will no longer be the case.
“It turns out that I fractured my foot on Friday at sparring,” Jouban, 35, said. “I’ve been training on it for three days now with a broken foot. So that puts me out of my fight July 8th. A little bit disappointing. I’ve been healthy, training my butt off for two months, I finally get a fight, and I’m injured. So I’m sorry to everyone, family, friends, everyone excited for it. I’m going to have to push it back a couple more weeks, as soon as I can get another fight.”
The UFC have yet to announce a new opponent for 25-year-old Camozzi but it’s expected he will still fight on a UFC 213 fight card topped by the women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko.