Before the first UFC on Fuel TV event takes place next Wednesday in Omaha, the third installment, UFC on Fuel TV 3, now has a main event, as rising featherweights Dustin Poirier and Chan Sung Jung will battle in the main event of the May 15 card in Fairfax, Virginia.
Poirier (12-1) picked up his fourth consecutive UFC victory this past Saturday at UFC 143, defeating Max Holloway via first-round submission. The former lightweight remains undefeated at featherweight after making the move to 145 pounds in January 2011. He was set to take on another top contender in Eric Koch at UFC 143, but Koch withdrew due to injury.
Following his win over Holloway, Poirier called out “The Korean Zombie” and mentioned how exciting a fight the two could put on.
Jung (12-3) was last seen in the Octagon at UFC 140 in December, nearly setting a record for fastest knockout in UFC history. Although he narrowly missed out on the record by just a few tenths of a second, his 7-second knockout of Mark Hominick was still the biggest win of his career. After a successful 2011, which also saw him pull of an unprecedented submission, the Twister, the “Korean Zombie” has made it known he wants a title shot in 2012.
This will be the first main event for both fighters.
UFC on Fuel TV 3 will also host a lightweight battle between Donald Cerrone and Yves Edwards, while other announced matchups include Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald, and Thiago Silva taking on Igor Pokrajac.