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UFC on FUEL 3 took place May 15, 2012, at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Upstart featherweight contenders Chan Sung Jung (13-3) and Dustin Poirier (12-2) squared off in the night's main event, with the winner likely becoming the next No. 1 contender in the UFC's 145-pound division. Catch the video highlights below.
For more on Jung's spectacular victory, check out the play-by-play from MMA Fighting's own Ben Fowlkes.
Round 1: Jung catches a Poirer body kick early on and uses it to bring him to the mat. Poirer pops up quickly and clinches him against the fence. Short elbows in close by Poirer, but Jung gets the takedown and goes to work from Poirer's guard. Jung gets his posture and throws down some elbows from the top. Poirer seems to have a cut near the top of his forehead already, and those things sure can bleed. Jung gets a little space and eats an upkick before Poirer scrambles up and reverses to get top position. Jung gets to his feet against the fence and takes a hard left from Poirer. They both open up with hooks, and Poirer shoots for a takedown before the horn sounds.MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Jung.
Round 2: Just like in the first, Jung catches a Poirer body kick and this time adds a straight right as he uses it to take Poirer down. Good ground-and-pound by Jung. He could really do some work here if he can maintain the top position. Jung fakes a pass attempt and slams a hard left home. He lets Poirer up, then moments later rocks him with a big knee and reverses a takedown attempt to wind up in mount. Poirer is holding on from the bottom, but Jung rolls for an armbar. He transitions to a triangle, then back to an armbar, then triangle. Somehow, Poirer holds on and gets the top position. Jung tries another triangle and it looks tight, but the horn saves Poirer. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Jung.
Round 3: Poirer swings wildly to start the third, maybe trying to do too much all at once in order to get back into this. Jung resists the urge to brawl (for now, anyway), and keeps attacking with jabs and kicks. Jung slips a punch and gets a body lock takedown, adding a couple short punches on the mat before brining the action back to the feet. Poirer is lunging in with his punches, but Jung seems to be slowing way down. He may have expended too much energy trying to finish those submissions in the second. Jung keeps backing Poirer up, landing solid shots when Poirer's back hits the fence. The end the round hammering each other with big hooks. Poirer smiles through the blood on his way to his corner. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Jung.
Round 4: Poirer tries to get the jab working to start the round. A big uppercut from Jung backs him up and a knee rocks him. A woozy Poirer shoots for a desperate takedown attempt. Jung locks up a D'arce choke and rolls to cinch it in. Poirer is stuck, and has to tap. Great performance and a big win for the Zombie.
UFC on FUEL 3 results: Chan Sung Jung def. Dustin Poirer via submission (D'arce choke) at 1:07 of round four.
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