Dustin Poirier to clash with “The Korean Zombie” at UFC on Fuel 3

Rising featherweight star Dustin Poirier will face the toughest test of his career both in terms of opponent and pressure, as “The Diamond” will be given a chance to shine in headlining action against apt adversary Chan Sung Jung on May 15 at UFC on Fuel 3. Both men were last seen earning event-specific bonuses in their previous performances, the second in a row for “The Korean Zombie”.

Jung has been in fine form since suffering a knockout loss in September 2010, picking up victories over Leonard Garcia and Mark Hominick. Both outings were notable in nature as Garcia was tapped out with a Twister and Hominick flattened in less than ten seconds. Jung holds an overall record of 12-3 with more than half of his wins coming via submission.

The 12-1 Poirier has finished ten of the opponents he’s taken out including Max Holloway last weekend at UFC 143. He is currently on five-fight winning streak including wins against the likes of Josh Grispi, Jason Young, and Pablo Garza.

Poirier Trains for Every Opponent as if He is Facing Anderson Silva

The Fairfax, Virginia event is also highlighted by a bout between lightweights Donald Cerrone and Yves Edwards.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC