The following is from our live coverage of WEC 51: Aldo Vs. Gamburyan. To access our full round-by-round coverage of the main card, click here.
If the crowd reaction to name announcements is any indication, “The Korean Zombie” is easily the crowd favorite here.
Round 1: They touch gloves and Jung knocks Roop off balance with a leg kick immediately. Roop with a nice right in an exchange. Jung eats a left for a leg kick. Jung with a nice right. Jung eats a leg kick. Jung with a solid uppercut. Jung already with a welt under his right eye. Jung wades in anc clinches Roop against the fence, they break as quick. Roop with a nice right. Roop has a serious reach advantage here. Nice leg kick by Jung. Jung eats a jab. Then a head kick. Jung presses Roop against the fence but Roop turns him and lands a few punches before backing up. Jung with another leg kick. Roop with a one-two. They start to trade some serious leather and Jung lands a nice body shor in the exchange. Roop with a solid combo and a leg kick. Jung with a nice jab.
Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Roop
Round 2: Roop with a solid left to start. Jung with a body kick. Roop with a head kick. Jung starts to push forward, loading up on big shots. Roop backs out and lands a snapping body kick that is partially blocked. Roop lands a huge left-switch high kick that knocks Jung out cold. He’s asleep before he even hits the ground.
George Roop defeated Chan Sung Jung via knockout at 1:30 of Round 2.