Two of the UFC’s top featherweight contenders collide in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 12 on June 22, 2019, at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.

Renato Moicano takes on Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC Greenville with both fighters hoping to get a crack at a UFC belt. Moicano is ranked 5th and maybe a win away from a title shot. Meanwhile, the Korean Zombie is ranked 12th and is aiming for a second shot at featherweight glory.

“Fighting" Renato Moicano vs Chan Sung Jung

Renato Moicano is a former interim featherweight champion at the Jungle Fight organization in Brazil. The 30-year old Brazilian spent his early career fighting all over his native country before signing with the UFC in 2014. Moicano has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Alex Leleco and he trains at the American Top Team.

Moicano stands 5-11 with a reach of 72 inches while fighting as an orthodox fighter. He has a record of 13-2-1 with six wins by submission. In his last bout, Moicano lost via second-round knockout against former champion Jose Aldo. Moicano owns wins over Jeremy Stephens and Cub Swanson

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Chan Sung Jung may be a name you are not familiar with but when you say the Korean Zombie, everyone knows who he is. The Zombie is known for his incredible ability to take punches and recover quickly. He is one of the UFC’s most exciting fighters and one who took a two-year break to serve his country’s military.

The Korean Zombie has a record of 14-5 with 4 knockouts and 8 wins by submission Jung is 4-2 in his last six fights dating back to 2011 and he is coming off a back and forth knockout loss to Yair Rodriguez last November, in a fight where he was ahead on points before getting knocked out with one second left in the bout.

Moicano is the UFC betting favorite here but when you take a look at the entire fight card, the Korean Zombie may be the underdog who has the best chance of winning this event. Moicano doesn’t have the power to knock out the Korean Zombie. The same cannot be said otherwise as Jung has exceptional striking power. Moicano’s best chance to win this fight is on the ground but Jung is comfortable fighting there as well. Moicano is a safe bet but I’ll go with the underdog here. Prediction: Chan Sung Jung

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“Fighting" John Lineker vs Rob Font

John Lineker steps in for the injured Cody Stamann. Known as hands of stone, he is one of the hardest punchers in the lower weight divisions. Lineker is ranked 10th in the UFC’s bantamweight division and is one of the most well-known bantamweights in the game. He trains with the American Top Team and has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The 5-3 Lineker has a reach of 67 inches while fighting as an orthodox fighter. He has a record of 31-9 with 14 knockouts and 4 submission wins. Lineker has lost two out of his last four bouts and is coming off a loss to Cory Sandhagen. His other defeat came at the hands of TJ Dillashaw.

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Rob Font is the 12th ranked bantamweight in the UFC. He was a former CES Featherweight champion who has fought as a bantamweight in his entire UFC career. He owns a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trains out of the Lauzon MMA.

The 31-year-old right-hander from Leominster, Massachusetts stands 5-8 and has a reach of 71.5 inches. Font has a record of 16-4 with seven wins by knockout and four by way of submission. Font is 2-2 in his last four UFC bouts with losses to Pedro Munhoz and Raphael Assuncao.

Font was supposed to fight an easier opponent in Cody Stamann, but now he’s getting his hands full with hands of stone Lineker. Both these men love to strike a lot although it’s Font who may have the better ground game. However, every fight starts on the feet and I see John Lineker getting the overall advantage Prediction: John Linker

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“Fighting" Bryan Barbarena vs Randy Brown

Bryan Barbarena is unranked in the UFC’s welterweight division but he’s been a household name since 2014 becomes he always comes to fight. The 30-year old Barbarena trains out of Gym-O and owns a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt under John Crouch.

The Knoxville, Tennessee native has a record of 14-6 with 10 knockouts and two submissions. He has alternated wins and losses in his last six bouts but his losses have come against contenders Vicente Luque, Leon Edwards and interim champion Colby Covington. Barbarena stands 6-0 with a reach of 72 inches while fighting as a southpaw.

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Randy Brown is the former Ring of Combat Welterweight champion, winning the belt with a record of 6-0 with six stoppage wins. The 28-year old fighter known as “Rude Boy” has a purple belt in Brazilan Jiu Jitsu and trains under Renzo Gracie BJJ affiliate Budokan Martial Arts Academy.

Brown stands 6-3 and has a reach of 78 inches. He has a record of 10-3 with 5 knockouts and 3 wins via submission. The 28-year old Brown is just 3-3 in his last six fights and is coming off a wild TKO loss to Niko Price at UFC Fight Night 133 in July 2018. He has not fought since that bout.

Barbarena is as tough as they come. With a very solid chin and raw punching power, he always has a chance to win any fight. He’s a volume puncher who can land strikes on his feet, in the clinch or on the ground. Like Barbarena, Brown is a tough nut who can be a grinder. I like Barbarena here but given that Brown has a significant six-inch advantage in reach and three inches in height, it’s not going to be easy touching Randy Brown without getting hit. It won’t be easy, but Barbarena has always looked hungrier. Prediction Bryan Barbarena

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“Fighting" Montana De La Rosa vs Andre Lee

Montana De La Rosa is the UFC’s #11 ranked flyweight. She was the former Xtreme Fighting League (XFL) flyweight champion who moved to the UFC in 2017, making her debut at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. She was a three-time All-American in high school and has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

De La Rosa is 10-4 overall with 8 wins by submission. She is a perfect 3-0 in the UFC with three wins by tap out. In her most recent bout, De La Rosa earned Performance of the Night honors with her 2nd round armbar submission of Nadia Kassem at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia last February 10th. The 24-year old from Helena, Montana stands 5-7 and has a reach of 68 inches.

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Andrea Lee is the UFC’s 10th ranked flyweight. Lee was the former Legacy Fighting Championships Women’s flyweight champion and the inaugural LFA Women’s flyweight champion. Prior to MMA, she was an amateur Golden Glove winner in boxing and a former World Amateur Muay Thai champion.

Lee is 10-2 with two knockouts and four wins by submission. She is 2-0 in the UFC with both wins coming by way of unanimous decision. In her last fight, Lee won a three-round unanimous decision win over Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC on ESPN 1 last February 17th in Phoenix, Arizona. Lee stands 5-7 and has a reach of 69.5 inches.

Lee has struggled against skilled takedown artists in her past fights and there’s no doubt that De La Rosa wants to go to the ground all the time. However, De La Rosa’s 22% takedown accuracy could be her downfall here. If she can’t take Lee down, then the latter is going to win a striking battle between these two. Prediction: Andrea Lee

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“Fighting" Ashley Yoder vs Syrui Kondo

Ashley Yoder was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 23 and was a member of Joana Jedrzejczyk’s team. She lost to Kate Jackson via unanimous decision in the Elimination Round. Prior to the UFC, Yoder fought in the California MMA circuit under Gladiator Challenge and BAMMA USA.

The 31-year old from Team Quest stands 5-7 and has a reach of 69 inches. She has a record of 6-4 with 4 wins by way of submission. Yoder lost her first three UFC bouts by decision, including a split decision loss to the much-hyped McKenzie Dern at UFC 222. She snapped her losing streak by defeating Amanda Cooper at UFC Fight Night 139.

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Syuri Kondo is the former Pancrase women’s strawweight champion. Kondo was a former professional wrestler in Japan, having fought under the Hustle promotion among others. She was also a former kickboxer under Jewels and Krush. She trains out of the Vos Gym and has backgrounds in karate, boxing, wrestling, and shoot boxing.

Kondo is 5-4 with a reach of 66 inches. The native of Japan has an MMA record of 6-2 with one knockout. She won her UFC debut against Chan-Mi Jeon at UFC Fight Night 117 but has lost two fights in a row, the first losses of her MMA career. In her last bout, she dropped a unanimous decision to Xiaonan Yan at UFC Fight Night Beijing in November 2018.

Yoder enjoys significant advantage here- three inches height and three inches in reach. Although she is known as a submission artist, her height and reach may be all she needs against an opponent who absorbs 8.31 significant strikes per minute. Kondo has never been taken down before in the UFC and if Yoder takes her down, her grappling is going to take over. Prediction: Ashley Yoder

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