UFC on Fuel 3: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier will take place May 15th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. The event will be viewable via Fuel TV (check your local providers listings). Top featherweights Dustin Poirer and Chan Sung Jung (Korean Zombie) look to solidify their top contender status with a victory. Also, in the co-headline feature is welterweights Amir Saddollah vs. Jorge Lopez, and lightweights Donald Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens. Check back here on Tue. May 15 for full live results.
Featherweight bout: Chan Sung Jung def. Dustin Poirier via submission (Darce choke)- round 4, 1:04
Round 1- The fight starts with kicks from Dustin which Chan grabs for a takedown, and Dustin pops right back up. Chan seems content to stay in the clinch until he lands a great takedown into side control. Halfway through and Chan lands some decent elbows which open a cut. Chan stands up and the opening allows Dustin to land some up-kicks which he transitions to a sweep. Chan is able to stand back up, and the two start to unload on each other. The round ends with Chan defending a takedown. Chan wins it 10-9 for controlling the majority of the round on the ground.
Round 2- Ten seconds in and Chan is able to land a takedown off of Dustin’s kicks. Not much going happening on the ground except for the elbows from Chan. They stand back up, and Dustin is able to avoid a spinning back fist. Unfortunately, he gets hut from some kicks, and he has to shot for a takedown which Chan reverses to take mount. He lands punches until he spins for an armbar which he is able to transition to a triangle. Dustin is able to avoid the submissions, and he eventually makes it to top control. He play sit too loose, and Chan is able to lock up a triangle before the round ends. Another round for the Zombie 10-9 Chan.
Round 3- The two start the round trading on the feet. Chan looks to a bit tired as his hands hang low, but Dustin still looks very fresh. Left straights and hooks continue to land for Dustin, but Chan is able to get a takedown. Poirier reverses off the fence, and they make their way back to their feet. Thy trade on the feet with neither one making headway, but Poirier seems to be landing the more consistent strikes.Tough round to score as Zombie had a takedown and some decent flurries, but Dustin landed a lot of fights. This one will go to the fourth, but it seems Dustin took the round 10-9.
Round 4- Dustin is lighter on his feet and has better movement as the round starts. Right uppercut lands for Chan, and he follows up with a knee. He slips in the darce and puts Poirier out with the submission.
Welterweight bout: Amir Sadollah def. Jorge Lopez via split decision (28-29. 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1- Amir seems to be able to keep distance with kicks. The first half of the round was Amir, but Jorge was able to catch a leg and land a takedown. Jorge was unable to do much on the ground, and Amir was able to stand back up. They clinched against the cage with not much damage or shots exchanged. Amir seemed to control the round 10-9 for Sandollah.
Round 2- The fight leaves much to be desired as Amir is able to land a couple shots, but he gets tied up against the cage. Once again, Amir is able to land shots when on the outside, but Jorge seems to want to push him against the cage. Amir is able to withstand the shot, but he cannot break free. He tries for a standing guillotine, but when going tot he ground he losses it and ends up on bottom. They move to their feet, after Jorge tried to take the back. Sandollah continues to punish on the feet, but gets takedown where nothing happens. The round ends with them standing up. Sandollah has clearly been the aggressor and should get the round, but Jorge looked like he was in control more. 10-9 Sandollah.
Round 3- Sandollah comes out trying to put together some strikes, but he gets tied up against the cage again. Once again they stay tied up against the cage where Amir works for a takedown, and Jorge lands the takedown. Amir stand right back up. They trade pushing against each other against the cage, and Jorge finally gets the fight to the ground. Jorge lands nothing on the ground, and the ref finally stands them up. Amir is definitely the fresher fighter, and actually counters with a takedown of his own. Amir had a shot to take the round, but Jorge controlled him for too long. Jorge takes the round 10-9. I have the fight for Amir 29-28, but it is possible for anything.
Lightweight bout: Donald Cerrone def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Round 1- Cerrone and Stephens seem to not come out with their natural fire. The are trading punches back and forth with neither of them taking the advantage as they make it to the halfway mark. Cerrone’s kicks seem to be keeping Jeremy on the outside. Stephens has some blood around his eye as he starts to blink. Cerrone drops his hands low and start to dance around before throwing a flying knee. Another flying knee closes out the round that Cerrone takes 10-9.
Round 2- Cerrone’s footwork and kicks are winning this match so far. He is able to evade any punches that get through the distances he is keeping. Stephens gets hurt by an uppercut, and he shoots for a takedown which is stuffed. Cerrone is dominating the standup as he keeps pushing Stephens up against the cage, and Stephens is forced to keep covering up. Cerrone completes the round with a takedown, but he is unable to do anything with it. Cerrone takes the round 10-9.
Round 3- The round starts and Cerrone catches Stephens with a kick to the cup. Cerrone continues to control the standup, but he has been unable to hurt Stephens or put him in any trouble of being finished. Cerrone continues to punish Stephens throughout the round, and he is having his way with him. 30 seconds to go and Stephens will need a miracle to win. Attempt on a flying knee, but ti gets him nowhere. Cerrone collect the third round for 30-27 overall.
Bantamweight bout: Yves Jabouin def. Jeff Hougland via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Round 1- Yves working the standup mixing it up with kicks and strikes. Hougland not offering up much in terms of offense, and mostly the two are sizing each other up. Yves’ strikes and kicks that land are coming off crisp and quick, but he seems to be throwing many feints. Out of nowhere Yves throws a spinning back kick, but he is slow to follow up. He seems content to let Hougland to gain his barring. he pours it on in the last 20 seconds, but it is not enough for a stoppage. Yves takes the round 10-9.
Round 2- Yves seems t have found his confidence and opens up with more leg kicks to the body. After a failed takedown attempt from Hougland the two fighters are content to trade in the center of the cage. Hougland lands a few decent punches, but Yves’ arsenal is more well rounded with kicks. No big momentum shift at the end of the round as Yves continues to control the octagon and the fight. Yves 10-9.
Round 3- Yves opens the round with a huge left that drops Hougland. He pours it on, but he is once again unable to finish the fight. Hougland stand, and he attempts to take the back, but they hit the ground and Yves takes top position. Hougland attempts submissions, but it just allows Yves to move out of guard. The ref stands up them up as the ground game stalls. As soon as they stand up Yves lands more shots that drop Hougland and they finish on the ground. Yves 10-9 for the fight 30-27.
Light Heavyweight bout: Igor Pokrajac def. Fabio Maldonado via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Middleweight bout: Tom Lawlor def. Jason MacDonald by Knockout – round 1, 0:50
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Lightweight bout: Cody McKenzie def. Marcus Levesseur via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:05
Brad Tavares def. Dongi Yang via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Lightweight bout: T.J. Grant def. Carlo Prater via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight bout: Rafael Dos Anjos def. Kamal Shalorus via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:40
Bantamweight bout: Johnny Eduardo def. Jeff Curran via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight bout: Francisco Rivera def. Alex Soto via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)