Garcia Replaces Swanson, Meets Jung at WEC 48

By Jordan Breen Mar 26, 2010
Chan Sung Jung (Top) File Photo: Daniel Herbertson

Chan Sung Jung’s World Extreme Cagefighting debut might be a wild affair. has learned that Jung will take on former WEC featherweight title challenger Leonard Garcia on the undercard of April 24’s WEC 48 “Aldo vs. Faber” card in Sacramento, Calif. -- the promotion’s first pay-per-view offering. Jung was originally slated to face Cub Swanson, who has been forced to pull out of the bout due to yet another injury to his oft-injured hands.

Jung’s manager, Jun Choi, confirmed the opponent change to

The 22-year-old Jung has not seen MMA action since August, when he took a second-round triangle choke victory over Matt Jaggers in the Sengoku ring. However, “The Korean Zombie” was disqualified in his most recent fight, a Feb. 13 kickboxing bout under the It’s Showtime banner in the Netherlands against former Lumpini stadium champion Pajonsuk SKV. Jung knocked out Pajonsuk with a spinning backfist, unaware that the technique is prohibited under the rules of It’s Showtime.

Garcia is coming off of controversy of his own. At WEC 47 in March, Garcia fought to a highly contentious split draw with George Roop, a bout that was ultimately decided by referee Kevin Mulhall’s decision to deduct a point from Roop for an inadvertent kick to the groin in the third round.
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