The UFC website released the news earlier today that UFC featherweights Dustin Poirier and Chan Sung Jung will face one another as the main event for the UFC on FUEL 3 show scheduled for May 15th in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dustin Poirier (12-1) is coming off a successful submission win over Max Hollaway at UFC 143 earlier this month. The youngster has won five straight fights since suffering his lone loss back in his WEC debut against Danny Castillo. Poirier is thought to be on the fast track towards an eventual showdown with featherweight king Jose Aldo, but he publicly called out “The Korean Zombie” earlier this week with the favor returned by Sung Jung.
Chan Sung Jung (12-3) has put together back to back wins after suffering back to back losses to begin his Zuffa stint. He is coming off a huge upset KO win over former title challenger Mark Hominick back at UFC 140. He’s also the only fighter to pull off a ‘Twister” submission in the UFC.
The winner of this fight is likely to be the next challenger to face current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
The UFC on FUEL 3 tentative fight card is below:
- Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung
- Donald Cerrone vs. Yves Edwards
- Thiago Silva vs. Igor Pokrajac
- Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald
Be sure to check back with Pro MMA Now as more fights are scheduled to complete this event.