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Thursday, Mar 01, 2012

Dustin Poirier To Face “The Korean Zombie” In UFC On FUEL TV Main Event In Virginia On May 15

Dustin Poirier (right) will face Chang Sung Jung in the main event of UFC On FUEL TV on May 15

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens, Mike Easton vs. Yves Jabouin also slated for the card

By FCF Staff

Rising star Dustin Poirier (12-1) will square off with “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (12-3) in a featherweight (145 pounds) main event at UFC on FUEL TV at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. on Tuesday, May 15, UFC officials announced today.

The winner of the main event is expected to emerge as a challenger to the UFC 145-pound title currently held by Brazilian star Jose Aldo.

“We’re excited to head back to the Patriot Center again with another great night of fights, including a featherweight main event pitting Dustin Poirier against ‘The Korean Zombie,’” UFC President Dana White said. “Poirier and ‘The Korean Zombie’ are two of the most exciting fighters in the UFC. This is going to be a fun fight. From top to bottom, I will deliver for the fans in Virginia.”

The following fights have also been confirmed for this card: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens in lightweight (155 pounds) action; Jason MacDonald vs. Tom Lawlor at middleweight (185 pounds); Igor Pokrajac vs. Thiago Silva in a light heavyweight (205 pounds) bout; Washington, D.C.’s Mike Easton vs. Yves Jabouin in bantamweight (135 pounds) action. Additional fights are expected to be announced over the course of the next several weeks.

The main card will air live on FUEL TV at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $229, $154, $104, $69, and $44. Tickets are available at the Patriot Center box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.


posted by FCF Staff @ 2:13 pm
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