Typically when fans find UFC action on a Tuesday night it’s in “recap” form on UFC Tonight and Ultimate Insider. However, this evening Fuel TV abandoned taped material for live television thanks to UFC on Fuel 3 and what a show it was!
The card was headlined by collision between featherweight contenders Dustin Poirier (12-1) and Chan Sung Jung (12-3). Each entered the bout on a streak of impressive performances and could earn a shot at the divisional title with a win. In the end, Jung exited with the victory after an extremely exciting affair seeing him notch a submission in the fourth frame. The finish marked the first time Poirier had been stopped in his career.
Also scheduled for scraps, Donald Cerrone-Jeremy Stephens did their best to live up to Fight of the Night hype based on their fan-friendly approaches inside the Octagon, though ultimately Cerrone outclassed Stephens in stand-up to earn a decision win, while on the opposite end of the entertainment spectrum Ultimate Fighter winner Amir Sadollah took on Wanderlei Silva student Jorge Lopez in a forgettable co-headliner.
Read below for a complete breakdown of UFC on Fuel 3 winners/losers:
Francisco Rivera def. Alex Soto via Unanimous Decision
Johnny Eduardo def. Jeff Curran via Unanimous Decision
Rafael dos Anjos def. Kamal Shalorus via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
T.J. Grant def. Carlo Prater via Unanimous Decision
Cody McKenzie def. Marcus LeVesseur via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Brad Tavares def. Dongi Yang via Unanimous Decision
Tom Lawlor def. Jason MacDonald via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Igor Pokrajac def. Fabio Maldonado via Unanimous Decision
Yves Jabouin def. Jeff Hougland via Unanimous Decision
Donald Cerrone def. Jeremy Stephens via Unanimous Decision
Amir Sadollah def. Jorge Lopez via Split Decision
Chan Sung Jung def. Dustin Poirier via Technical Submission Round 4 (D’Arce Choke)
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