Brian Ortega defeated the "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung in a five-round unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night on Saturday night at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi.
All three judges scored the featherweight main event the same, 50-45. Ortega improves to 15-1, earning him a shot at featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski.
"We're gonna find out if I'm ready," Ortega said. "In this game, you take chances. You don't grow in the comfort zone. Alex Volkanovski, you're the champ. The thought of fighting you is exciting."
It was Ortega's first fight since 2018, when he was defeated by Max Holloway in a title fight at UFC 231.
Ortega dropped Jung in the opening round and again in the second, and opened up a cut over Jung's left eye in the fourth.
Jessica Andrade defeated Katlyn Chookagian by TKO in the first round of their women's flyweight bout. It was Andrade's first bout since moving up from strawweight division, and she made it look easy in improving to 21-8 (12-6 UFC).
The bout was stopped with five seconds left in the first.
Jimmy Crute (12-1, 4-1) defeated Modestas Bukauskas (11-3, 1-1) by first-round TKO in their light heavyweight contest. Crute earned a $50,000 performance-of-the-night bonus.
Crute stunned Bukauskas in the opening seconds and ultimately earned the stoppage at 2:01.
In other bouts on the main card, James Krause defeated Claudio Silva by unanimous decision in their welterweight fight, all three judges scoring it 30-27. Jonathan Martinez defeated Thomas Almeida in their featherweight contest by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all cards.
In the preliminaries, Guram Kutateladze defeated Mateusz Gamrot by split decision; Gillian Robertson defeated Poliana Botelho by unanimous decision; Jun Yong Park defeated John Phillips by unanimous decision; Fares Ziam downed Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous decision; Maxim Grishin defeated Gadzhimurad Antigulov by TKO in Round 2; and Said Nurmagomedov stopped Mark Striegl by TKO in the first round.
--Field Level Media