UFC on FUEL TV 3 Odds: Featherweights Chan Sung Jung (+285) vs. Dustin Poirier (-375)

Chan Sung Jung (+285) Profile: Sung Jung (12-3) is not easily rattled and fights through big shots from his opponents, which is why his nickname is “The Korean Zombie.”  His seven-second knockout of Mark Hominick at UFC 140 last December 10 earned him worldwide praise, especially back home in his native South Korea.  Before earning Knockout of the Night honors with that victory against Hominick, the 25-year-old Sung Jung won Submission of the Night and Submission of the Year in 2011 with a win over Leonard Garcia by twister, the first time that move was ever used to end a fight in UFC history.  A previous loss to Garcia at WEC 48 was named Fight of the Night and Fight of the Year in 2010. Dustin Poirier (-375) Profile: Poirier (12-1) is riding a five-fight winning streak, including a 4-0 mark in the UFC.  The 23-year-old moved to featherweight from lightweight following the WEC/UFC merger, and he stepped in for current UFC champion Jose Aldo against top contender Josh Grispi at UFC 125 and won the fight by unanimous decision.  Poirier has won three in a row since then, including his last two by submission over Pablo Garza at UFC on FOX 1 and Max Holloway at UFC 143.  His only career loss came at lightweight against Danny Castillo via unanimous decision at WEC 50 on August 18, 2010, and the win over Holloway earned Submission of the Night honors. Odds Analysis: MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas installed Poirier as a solid -375 favorite (bet $375 to win $100) against Sung Jung, who is the +285 underdog (bet $100 to win $285).  Poirier is viewed by some as the top contender for Aldo’s championship belt, which is why this fight is a featherweight title eliminator bout.  He was supposed to meet Erik Koch at UFC 143 for the right to meet Aldo.  However, Koch had to withdraw due to an injury and will get his title shot against Aldo at UFC 149 on July 21.  Poirier is equally dangerous on the ground as he is standing up, with five of his 12 wins coming by knockout, five via submission and two going the distance.  Three of his past six bouts have been decided by the judges while Sung Jung has won two fights and lost two by decision.  Seven of Sung Jung’s 12 wins have come via submission, and he will be looking to prove that his last two wins that both ended in spectacular fashion were not flukes.

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