The UFC will visit the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on May 15 when the promotion presents UFC on Fuel 3. Today the UFC announced the main event for the card, a three round Featherweight battle between Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier.
Jung is 2-0 with the UFC, defeating Leonard Garcia and Mark Hominick. The Garcia victory via the first twister submission in UFC history earned him “Submission of the Night” honors as well as “Submission of the Year” at the 2011 World MMA Awards. Jung followed that victory up with a blink and you missed it, seven second knockout over Hominick at UFC 140.
Poirier made his UFC debut as a replacement for the injured UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo at UFC 125. Poirier faced Josh Grispi on that card and despite being a heavy underdog he walked away with the victory. Following that win he ran off three more wins, his last being a “Submission of the Night” victory over Max Holloway at UFC 143.
Prior to the fight being booked Poirier and Jung had a twitter exchange that began with Jung tweeting, “Dustin Poirier? 6 Seconds!” Poirier replied, “Trust me you don’t want this…I will expose you”
What do you think LowKick’ers, which fighter will continue their unbeaten UFC streak and which will taste defeat?
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