He’ll carry those valuable lessons into Saturday’s prelim contest at UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland, one of those bouts that almost didn’t happen. It was one of those aberrations that has become commonplace in scheduling fights during the pandemic era. Visa issues nixed his bout with Shamil Gamzatov scheduled for this Saturday. But he found a replacement in William Knight, whose UFC 260 bout had just been scrapped due to COVID protocols. It’s a lot of moving parts these days, but Jung is just rolling with it.

“It would be a bigger deal to me if the date got changed, but fortunately that didn’t happen.”

Sure, the date stays the same, but now instead of facing a noted BJJ and submission specialist, he’ll face a swift power-puncher with only one pro loss.

“A new opponent always means a change in strategy,” he explains, seemingly unfazed. “We trained hard, as always, and just focused on different tactics with the change of opponent. He’s very strong but beatable. I think I’m the overall better fighter and I’ll show it come Saturday.”