Biography(references)Born in Pohang, South Korea in 1987, Jung moved to Namyangju, a satellite city of Seoul when he was in his mid-teens. Due to his slight stature and his rural origins, he was bullied constantly by his classmates and got into many fights as a result. When his aunt could no longer stand to see Jung's predicament, she took him to a nearby Hapkido gym when he was around 14 years old. In June 2007, he won a sambo tournament arranged by the Korean Sambo Association, and in December of the same year, he won the Lightweight division of the Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Tournament after defeating fellow South Koreans Yoo In Seok and Lee Hyung Geol. Jung was also a participant in a show called Street Fighter in 2007 which aired on South Korean cable television.
Fighter Trivia(references)Jung has two daughters and a son.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Submission of the Night (Two times) vs. Leonard Garcia and Dustin Poirier
UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Mark Hominick
UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Dustin Poirier and Yair Rodríguez
UFC: Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. Dennis Bermudez, Renato Moicano, and Frankie Edgar
UFC: Tied for second most fight-night bonuses in the UFC Featherweight division history (w. Yair Rodriguez)
UFC: First fighter in UFC history to finish with a Twister submission.
World Extreme Cagefighting: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Leonard Garcia
KoreaFC: Korea FC 65 kg Tournament Winner
Pancrase: Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Lightweight Tournament Winner
Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2010 Fight of the Year vs. Leonard Garcia on April 24
Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2012 Fight of the Year vs. Dustin Poirier on May 15
World MMA Awards: 2011 Submission of the Year vs. Leonard Garcia on March 26
MMAFighting.com: 2012 Fight of the Year vs. Dustin Poirier on May 15
ESPN MMA Awards: Fight of the Year (2012) vs. Dustin Poirier on May 15
Bleacher Report: Fight of the Year (2012) vs. Dustin Poirier on May 15
Sherdog: 2012 Fight of the Year vs. Dustin Poirier on May 15
Sherdog: 2011 All-Violence First Team
Fight Outcomes - WinsLosses
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