Main Fight Card for UFC on Fuel TV 3 or “Korean Zombie vs Poirer”
Featherweight bout: Chan Sung Jung vs Dustin Poirier
The Korean Zombie has earned a name and a fan base for his awesome fight against Leonard Garcia (the first match) where they went toe to toe and Garcia walked away much worse off, but took a split decision. Many thought the Zombie won that fight. In the rematch Chan won via submission rather quickly. More recently he KO’d Mark Hominick inside 7 seconds. One of the fastest knockouts ever in the cage. So lets just say Chan Sung Jung is something to worry about. However, he is fighting Dustin Poirer who is currently fighting incredibly well. He finishing and dominating fighters in rapid fashion. This is such a tough call here as the Zombie is good everywhere. While Poirer’s strengths are in the ground game. However, he is very strong there. I can’t remember if Chan Sung Jung’s submission defense was any good. Even though my memory is sketchy there, I think it is decent. He is going to need it. This fight is closer to pick em, but I think Poirer is going to be favored heavily. In that case The Korean Zombie for the upset.
Welterweight bout: Amir Sadollah vs Jorge Lopez
Not enough fight knowledge of Jorge Lopez to make a call.
Lightweight bout: Donald Cerrone vs Jeremy Stephens
Despite Stephens possessing strong knockout power. Cerrone is better overall. On the ground is where Stephens has had the most problems. Luckily for Stephens, Cerrone likes to fight Stephens strengths which is the wild standup brawl.
Bantamweight bout: Yves Jabouin vs Jeff Hougland
Light Heavyweight bout: Igor Pokrajac vs Fabio Maldonado
Igor Pokrajac (Prooooooopriiiiiiaaaaaaaaak)
Middleweight bout: Jason MacDonald vs Tom Lawlor
A very interesting fight. Both are crafty, Lawlor is better everywhere. However, MacDonald’s size may be a slight issue for Lawlor. Lawlor has fought similar sized fighters before and won, (CB Dolloway) was finished with a guillotine in rapid fashion.
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Middleweight bout: Brad Tavares vs Yang Dongi
Lightweight bout: Cody McKenzie vs Marcus LeVesseur
Pass, but like watching McKenzie land that special choke – The McKenzitine.
Lightweight bout: TJ Grant vs Carlo Prater
Also a very interesting fight. Both are excellent on the ground, while Prater is probably better there. However, TJ Grant is an excellent wrestler and if he gets on top of Prater I think Grant will win. Prater has also had up and down performances. I like TJ Grant here.
Lightweight bout: Rafael dos Anjos vs Kamal Shalorus
Another awesome fight. Shalorus has let me down the last 3 fights. I think Dos Anjos will win here.
Bantamweight bout: Jeff Curran vs Johnny Eduardo
Pass – but always like to see if Curran is going to get the win. The guy is getting up there in age.
Bantamweight bout: Alex Soto vs Francisco Rivera