Frankie Edgar Out, Yair Rodriguez In Against Korean Zombie at UFC Denver
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled featherweight bout against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung on November 10 due to a left biceps tear. Yair Rodríguez will step in to take on Jung in the new main event of UFC Denver.
Rodríguez (10-2) is coincidentally coming off of a second-round TKO loss to Edgar in May of last year. He holds an Octagon record of 6-1 and has notable wins over Dan Hooker, Alex Caceres, and UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn.
Jung (14-4) is coming off of a first-round knockout victory over Dennis Bermudez back in February of last year. “The Korean Zombie” holds an Octagon record of 4-1 and has memorable submission wins over Leonard Garcia via twister and Dustin Poirier via D'Arce choke.