Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/15/12
The UFC's third event on Fuel TV emanates Tuesday from Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., headlined by a featherweight battle featuring young guns Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier. The six-fight main card features intriguing fights in six different weight divisions. Here's a closer look: Main card (on Fuel TV): Chan Sung Jung (12-3) vs. Dustin Poirier (12-1) An exciting featherweight tilt headlines the card as two exciting young prospects look for a win that could propel them into the top 10 of the division. Jung, 25, has rapidly become a fan favorite with a charming smile and friendly personality, mixed with a crowd-pleasing style of fighting. The appropriately nicknamed "Korean Zombie" always comes forward, willingly engaging in brawls with just about any opponent, but that hasn't always worked to his benefit. The Korean Top Team product is coming off a seven-second trouncing of heavily favored Canadian kickboxer Mark Hominick at UFC 140 this past December. The win also furthered Jung's growth as a superstar in his native South Korea, putting his name on major news broadcasts around the country. Jung is on a roll since the WEC was absorbed by the UFC. He got a submission against Leonard Garcia with a twister, the first in UFC history, and put an end to the highly anticipated rematch in stunning fashion. Now riding a two-fight winning streak, Jung wants to erase the memory of an extremely contentious split-decision loss to Garcia in his North American debut, as well as a second-round knockout loss to George Roop. courtesy of a thunderous head kick at WEC 51. Jung did well for himself in Japan, going unbeaten while earning a key win over Michihiro Omigawa along the way, before losing another highly controversial decision to Masanori Kanehara in May 2009. A taekwondo black belt, Jung is content standing and trading, but his slick submission game was on display versus Garcia in their rematch. Against Poirier, the South Korean sensation may need to mix it all up. Poirier, 23, a Gladiator Training Academy pupil, has won five in a row since he dropped to 145 pounds after he suffered his only career loss to Danny Castillo in a lightweight bout at WEC 50. The Louisiana-based Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt coaxed tapouts from Pablo Gaza and Max Hollaway in his past two outings. He put the division on notice with a one-sided win over highly touted contender Josh Grispi at UFC 125. Poirier is one of the brightest prospects in the UFC, as he seamlessly mixes up his strikes and submissions to stifle opponents. Jung could be one of his stiffest tests to date, but Poirier is less predictable and more explosive. If the fight isn't going his way, Poirier will likely readjust intelligently and put Jung in precarious positions. Jung's submission game is one of his better weapons, so Poirier will utilize his athleticism and power to punish Jung from the opening bell before likely unloading with a heavy barrage of fists to collapse his adversary in the second round. Verdict: Poirier via knockout, second round
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