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.
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