A pair of blue-chip featherweights find themselves on a collision course with one another as the Ultimate Fighting Championship drops anchor in Virginia for the first time in more than two years.

Chan Sung Jung checked in at 145 pounds for his matchup with Dustin Poirier (145) in the UFC on Fuel TV 3 “Korean Zombie vs. Poirier” main event on Tuesday at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. The 10 other men booked for duty on the six-fight main card, including welterweight co-headliners Amir Sadollah (171) and Jorge Lopez (171), also met their contracted weight requirements without issue at Monday’s official weigh-in.

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Jung last appeared at UFC 140 in December, when he knocked out former 145-pound title contender Mark Hominick in seven seconds at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. A potent finisher, the 25-year-old Korean Top Team representative has secured 10 of his 12 professional victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. Jung owns a 2-0 mark inside the Octagon.

A protégé of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 finalist Tim Credeur, Poirier will enter the cage on the strength of a five-fight winning streak. The 23-year-old Louisianan last fought at UFC 143 in February, when he submitted Max Holloway with a triangle armbar at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Undefeated in four appearances under the UFC banner, Poirier has never lost as a featherweight.

UFC on Fuel TV 3 “Korean Zombie vs. Poirier” -- which airs at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Fuel TV -- also features a lightweight matchup pairing Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts standout Donald Cerrone (155) with Jeremy Stephens (155), a bantamweight duel pitting Yves Jabouin (135) against Jeff Hougland (135), a light heavyweight bout matching Fabio Maldonado (205.5) with Igor Pokrajac (205) and a middleweight tilt between Tom Lawlor (186) and Jason MacDonald (185).

The six preliminary fights will stream live to the UFC’s Facebook page: Brad Tavares (185) vs. Dongi Yang (186), Cody McKenzie (155) vs. Marcus LeVesseur (155), T.J. Grant (155) vs. Carlo Prater (155), Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Kamal Shalorus (155), Jeff Curran (135) vs. Johnny Eduardo (135) and Francisco Rivera (134) vs. Alex Soto (135).

UFC on Fuel TV 3 “Korean Zombie vs. Poirier”
Tuesday, May 15
Patriot Center
Fairfax, Va.

Chan Sung Jung (145) vs. Dustin Poirier (145)
Amir Sadollah (171) vs. Jorge Lopez (171)
Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Jeremy Stephens (155)
Yves Jabouin (135) vs. Jeff Hougland (135)
Fabio Maldonado (205.5) vs. Igor Pokrajac (205)
Tom Lawlor (186) vs. Jason MacDonald (185)
Brad Tavares (185) vs. Dongi Yang (186)
Cody McKenzie (155) vs. Marcus LeVesseur (155)
T.J. Grant (155) vs. Carlo Prater (155)
Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Kamal Shalorus (155)
Jeff Curran (135) vs. Johnny Eduardo (135)
Francisco Rivera (134) vs. Alex Soto (135)

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