UFC ON FUEL TV 3: Main Card Results And Recap | Jung Taps Poirier In 4th

May 15, 2012 8:00 pm by Pedro Carrasco

UFC on FUEL TV 3 went down tonight from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.

After 12-bouts of action and a stellar main event the UFC’s return to FUEL TV is now over.

In the main event it was The Korean Zombie who was able to take out Dustin Porier with a fourth round submission victory. The win likely catapults him as the UFC’s next featherweight title contender.

The full recap of tonight’s main card is located below for those who missed the FUEL broadcast.

Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald
The two middleweights started off tonights main card with fireworks. Both standing tall and just a few moments in MacDonald shoots for a takedown but fails the attempt. The two reset and just a few moments later Lawlor lands a big shot that stuns MacDonald, he follows it up with a right and Jason drops to the mat face first and out cold.

Tom Lawlor def. Jason MacDonald via Knock Out – Round 1, 0:50

Fabio Maldonado vs. Igor Pokrajac
In the opening of the first it was Maldonado who opened up with a looping punch that Igor ducked under. He took advantage and took down Fabio where he took top position and through a scramble found himself in mount. Maldonado quickly regained half guard but Igor is winning the positional battle on the ground. After little offense from Igor, Fabio is able to work a sweep and get back up on his feet. The Brazilian unloads punches and puts Igor on the defensive fast. He was in brief trouble but Maldonado did not capitalize and the bell ended up sounding off signaling each fighter to return to their corner.

In the second Igor was looking to get the fight back to the ground where he found early success but Maldonado was having none of it. The Brazilian used effective boxing throughout the frame to keep his opponent on the defensive. A barrage of body punches landed and by the end of the round Igor was notably winded. With 20 seconds left the Croatian attempted one more desperate takedown but it was stuffed, reversed and Maldonado landed in top position to secure the round.

The two engaged in the clinch early but neither fighter used it well and at the three-minute mark the ref steps in and breaks them up. Igor, a man on a mission started throwing bombs and they were landing right on the chin but Maldonado stays up and weathered the storm. This fight is without a doubt a barn burning brawl. The crowd is going wild after a back and forth chin testing competition and with 10 seconds left the two went for broke until the bell sounds.

Igor Pokrajac def. Fabio Maldonado via decision (29-28,30-27,29-28))

Jeff Hougland vs. Yves Jabouin
In the third main card bout of the night bantamweights took center stage. After a long feeling out period that saw many flashy strikes from Yves Jabouin one landed solid to the body of Hougland and dropped him. Yves tried frantically to take advantage and finish him off, but Jeff stuck it out and survived the round.

The second round was lackluster to say the least. Little action from both fighters, but most notable was the effective kicking game of Yves. He was able to land multiple body shots using effective kicks, but outside of those brief moments there was nothing much of note to recap.

In the first 15-seconds of the final round Yves landed a big left hook that dropped Jeff and he pounced on him in an attempt to finish him off and take the win. Hougland refusing to relent, he rolls over and gives up his back. Yves takes it, but Hougland reversed, wound up on top but was unable to keep it there. Yves then took control of the scramble and regained top position from half guard. Before the round concluded the two wound up back on their feet, but it was short lived. Yves flew in for a knee to the body and dropped Jeff once again where he ended the round on top.

Yves Jabouin def. Jeff Hougland via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

Donald Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens
In this featured lightweight bout the two opened up as expected. Stephens using more of a boxing attack but mixing in low kicks well. Cerrone using a full arsenal of kicks and punches as well as his glaring reach advantage. The round lacked any notable action but in the last minute of the frame Cerrone took more of an aggressive approach, picked up the pace and likely stole the round as a result.

In the second round Donald Cerrone completely outclassed Stephens on the feet. Using his range and diverse attack he made Stephens look like an amateur throughout the round. I can probably count on one hand how many strikes Jeremy Stephens landed. With 20 seconds left a dominate Cerrone took Stephens down uncontested and the bell sounded.

The third was more of the same. Cerrone looked like he was in a practice match and didn’t have a care in the world. Easily out striking Stephens in route to a decision victory.

Donald Cerrone def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jorge Lopez vs. Amir Sadollah
The next fight on the docket was a welterweight contest between two Las Vegas residents. Lopez was the visibly bigger man, and refused to let “The Ultimate Fighter” winner back him up. As Amir drove forward with strikes Lopez stood his ground and threw big shots in a flurry. The two then went into a clinch position where Lopez used his strength to keep Amir on the fence. Towards the end of the frame Lopez was able to take Amir down, but Sadollah quickly got up and the round ended shortly thereafter.

In the second Lopez went straight in for a takedown but Amir’s defense kept the bout on the feet. The two engage in a clinch that again favors the stronger Lopez. Lopez goes for a high crotch takedown but leaves his neck out and Amir grabbed on. He went for the choke but Lopez defended. With 30 seconds left on the clock Amir throws a kick to the body that is caught, Lopez uses the opening to take him down but against fails to do anything with the position and Sadollah gets right back up before the bell sounds.

In the third nothing could keep Lopez off his takedown attempts. Amir kept driving forward but Lopez kept ducking under and/or grabbing the clinch to try and take the fight to the mat. With one-minute left he succeeds, but the ref quickly stands the two men back up when Lopez fails to mount any offense. Amir tried to close the bout out strong, but the constant clinching of Lopez made it hard for him to get off.

Amir Sadollah def. Jorge Lopez via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung
The two main event fighters came out swinging. TKZ got the early takedown but Dustin quickly got up and tried to reverse the position. The result? A clinch against the cage controlled by the American. Zombie used the clinch to take down Dustin and landed straight into side control. Dustin regained guard and KTZ started throwing elbows from the top to cut open his opponent on the top of his forehead. Two minutes left in the round and Jung remained on top and in control. In a scramble Poirier reversed positions and took to the guard of his counterpart. With 30 seconds up Zombie found his opening and got back to his feet. The two instantly started to trade and Dustin didn’t like it and shot in for a takedown that was stuffed by Jung. The bell sounded shortly after.

Jung opens up the second round with a low kick, Poirier returns fire with a kick of his own but it was caught and Jung jumps on top and lands some heavy ground and pound just thirty seconds into the first round. After having his way with Dustin on the ground the Korean Zombie stands back up and lets his opponent do the same. TKZ lands a huge flying knee to the face of Dustin and it hurts the American, Dustin shoots in for another desperate takedown, gets it, but Zombie sweeps and lands straight into the mount position with 2:30 left in the round. Zombie foes from mount to an armbar, he doesn’t get it, so he transitions to a triangle, the triangle isn’t there so he goes back to an armbar, from the second armbar back to the triangle, he locks it up and throws elbows from the position but Poirier weathers the storm and ends up on top before it’s all over. 10 seconds left and TKZ locks in another triangle that is right, but Dustin hands on until the bell sounds.

The third opens up and TKZ is visibly slower and possibly fatigued at this point but he is hanging in there. Two minutes into the third and both men are content to keep it standing. At the 2:45 mark Jung takes down Dustin, lands punches for a brief moment from top position but Poirier gets back up. With two minutes left the two just swing away. It’s an amazing fight at an amazing pace. By the time the blocks click for the 10 second warning both fighters seem like they can’t go two more. Both tired, but swinging away trading blow for blow until the bell sounds.

This round opens up just like the rest, the two swing away, TKZ lands a big upper cut, it stuns Poirier and backs him up, he follows it up with a flying knee that forces Dustin to go for another takedown, Zombie locks in a Darce choke and forces Poirier to go to sleep.

Chan Sung Jung def. Dustin Poirier via submission (darce choke) – Round 4, 1:07

Chan Sung Jung def. Dustin Poirier via submission (darce choke) – Round 4, 1:07
Amir Sadollah def. Jorge Lopez via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Donald Cerrone def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Yves Jabouin def. Jeff Hougland via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Igor Pokrajac def. Fabio Maldonado via decision (29-28,30-27,29-28))
Tom Lawlor def. Jason MacDonald via Knock Out – Round 1, 0:50

Brad Tavares def. Dongi Yang via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Cody McKenzie def. Marcus LeVesseur via submission (rear naked choke) – round 1, 3:05
T.J. Grant def. Carlo Prater via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rafael Dos Anjos def. Kamal Shalorus via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:40
Johnny Eduardo def. Jeff Curran via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Francisco Rivera def. Alex Soto via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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