UFC® COMES BACK TO PATRIOT CENTER WITH AN EXCITING NIGHT OF ACTION ON TUESDAY, MAY 15
FEATHERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT
DUSTIN POIRIER vs. ‘THE KOREAN ZOMBIE’ CHAN SUNG JUNG
Plus, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone meets Jeremy Stephens and
D.C.’s Mike Easton battles Canadian standout Yves Jabouin
Tuesday, May 15
Patriot Center – Fairfax, Va.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing an exciting night of action to the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. on Tuesday, May 15. It will mark the UFC’s second trip to the Patriot Center, with the first being held in front of a sellout crowd on Jan. 11, 2010.
In the night’s main event, red-hot featherweight rising star Dustin Poirier battles international sensation “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. The winner is expected to emerge as a challenger to the UFC 145-pound title currently held by Brazilian star Jose Aldo.
The following fights have also been confirmed for this card: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens in lightweight action; Jason MacDonald vs. Tom Lawlor at middleweight; Igor Pokrajac vs. Thiago Silva in a light heavyweight bout; Washington, D.C.’s Mike Easton vs. Yves Jabouin in bantamweight action. Additional fights are expected to be announced at www.ufc.com in the weeks to come. The night of action will air live on FUEL TV at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.
“We’re excited to head back to the Patriot Center again with another great night of fights, including a featherweight main event pitting Dustin Poirier against ‘The Korean Zombie,’” UFC President Dana White said. “Poirier and ‘The Korean Zombie’ are two of the most exciting fighters in the UFC. This is going to be a fun fight. From top to bottom, I will deliver for the fans in Virginia.”
“We are thrilled to have UFC return to the Patriot Center,” said Barry Geisler, General Manager of the Patriot Center. “The UFC provides a unique and live sporting event experience that MMA fans will not want to miss come May 15th.”
Tickets for UFC® on FUEL TV go on sale Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $229, $154, $104, $69, and $44. Tickets are available at the Patriot Center box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, March 15, starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
About Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® is the world’s premier MMA organization and produces over 12 UFC live Pay-Per-View events annually around the globe. This year, FOX will broadcast four fight cards annually. In spring 2012, The Ultimate Fighter®, UFC’s signature weekly reality TV show, debuts on FX. UFC content is also distributed commercially to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S.
Globally, UFC programming is broadcast in 150 countries, territories and jurisdictions, reaching over one billion homes worldwide, in 21 different languages.
UFC® also boasts a powerful presence online, with UFC.com attracting over seven million unique visitors per month, while also possessing one of the most powerful social media followings in all of professional sports. To date, UFC has over 7.5 million fans on Facebook and over 500,000 followers on Twitter. In addition, UFC President Dana White is one of the most accessible and most followed executives in sports with nearly two million followers on Twitter. On January 22, 2011, UFC continued to set trends in social media, becoming the first major sports league to stream live, broadcast quality action on Facebook.
Ancillary businesses include best-selling DVDs, UFC Magazine, the best-selling UFC “Undisputed” videogame franchise distributed by THQ, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, and articulated action figures.
About The Patriot Center
Located on the campus of Northern Virginia’s George Mason University, the Patriot Center is a 10,000-seat arena that hosts Mason basketball games, sporting events, concerts, family shows and commencement ceremonies. Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Sting, Pink, Bob Dylan, Ricardo Arjona, Juanes, Black Eyed Peas, Kid Rock, Dolly Parton, Enrique Iglesias, UFC, Professional Bull Riding, the Harlem Globetrotters and Disney on Ice are only a few of the events that have taken place at the arena over the past 26 years.