Before the UFC on FUEL TV 3: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier main card airs live on FUEL TV, the six preliminary bouts streamed on Facebook. With only one fight above the lightweight division, the prelims featured the lighter weight classes along with two former Ultimate Fighter cast members in the final two bouts before heading into the UFC on FUEL TV 3 main card.
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The UFC on Fuel TV 3 weigh-ins took place, today, at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA. All 24 fighters crossed the famed UFC weigh-in stage and all were able to successfully make-weight. So, all fights are green lighted for tomorrow night on Fuel TV.
MMA fans struggling to get through the week get a boost to help them make it to the weekend Tuesday’s UFC on Fuel TV 3: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier card. The 12 bout fight card will be split in half; six preliminary fights will steam on Facebook prior to the six main card bouts that will air on FUEL TV.
Let’s be honest, Tuesdays are useless. They’re just a day removed from Monday, but too far from the end of the week to get you excited about anything. What makes them a hell of a lot better though is some prime UFC on Fuel TV bouts. Our mid-week MMA fix will feature a possible number one contender bout, as Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier takes on fan-favorite “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung.
Home field advantage, in any sport, can have a huge psychological impact on a team’s performance. When you hear that crowd cheering for you and encouraging you, it gives you a little boost and you can push a little harder, dig a little deeper and give more than your all to come out on top. In many sports, the home crowd is viewed as an extra player in the game and can help swing the momentum in pivotal moments of the game.
In returning to Brazil, the UFC has obviously stacked the UFC 134 card with Brazilian fighters, 14 of them to be exact. The 12 bout card is dominated by top Brazilian talent from the undercard to the main event. With names like Anderson Silva, Mauricio Rua, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Edson Barboza on the main card, its easy to overlook the talent on the undercard.
Nearly 13 years ago at UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held it’s first ever event in Brazil. This Saturday, August 27th the promotion makes its long-awaited returns to Brazil with UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.