- The pairing was initially billed as the classic striker vs. grappler matchup, with Jung being the former. Fans were expecting him to outclass Ortega on the feet and eventually pick up the win.
- Ortega instead turned the tables around with a much-improved striking game. He landed a clean spinning elbow in the second round, dropping Jung to the canvas. From then on, “TKZ” says he was on autopilot and became more tentative with his attacks.
- With the victory, Ortega will now challenge the reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. The UFC has yet to schedule the fight.