The UFC will make their second trip to the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA on Tuesday, May 15 for UFC On Fuel TV 3. In the night’s main event, featherweight rising star Dustin Poirier battles “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. The winner 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 action; Jason MacDonald vs. Tom Lawlor at middleweight; Igor Pokrajac vs. Thiago Silva in a light heavyweight bout; Washington, D.C.’s Mike Easton vs. Yves Jabouin in bantamweight action. Additional fights are expected to be announced in the weeks to come. The night of action 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 available at the Patriot Center box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. ET via at ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, March 15, starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.