Sung Jung pocketed an extra $80,000 for his efforts in the main
UFC on Fuel TV 3 on Tuesday night, while Dustin
Poirier and Tom Lawlor
each netted $40,000 for their performances at the Patriot Center in
Jung (Pictured, file photo) and Porier shared “Fight of the Night”
honors, while Jung also scored “Submission of the Night” and Lawlor
earned “Knockout of the Night.”
Jung put forth arguably the best performance of his career in the
evening’s headliner, taking Poirier to the mat in round one and
placing his foe is serious jeopardy in the second stanza with a
myriad of submission attempts. Though Poirier appeared to find his
rhythm in the third round, Jung wasted no time in finishing the
bout in round four. “The Korean Zombie” landed a sharp uppercut
that staggered Poirier, who proceeded to dive for a double-leg.
Jung stuffed the attempt and locked up a tight brabo choke,
relieving Poirier of his consciousness at the 67-second mark.
Fighting on his 30th birthday, Lawlor needed just 50 seconds to
take out Jason
MacDonald, snapping the Canadian’s head back with a crisp left
straight in the bout’s opening moments. “Filthy” quickly followed
up on his stunned foe, clubbing “The Athlete” with a blunt right
hook behind the ear that caused MacDonald to fall limp and grant
Lawlor his fourth Octagon victory.