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‘UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier’ Roster Undergoes Minor Change

Written by Tom Ngo
April 25th, 2012
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With less than a month remaining until showtime, the “UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier” lineup has undergone a slight change. Octagon rookie Marcus LeVesseur has agreed to replace Aaron Riley and meet Cody McKenzie in the May 15th event.

McKenzie recently announced the swap on his Twitter account.

“The Ultimate Fighter 12” alum is likely facing a must-win predicament. McKenzie is in the midst of a two-fight skid following submission losses to Yves Edwards and Vagner Rocha.

LeVesseur makes his big league debut having won 10 of his past 12 scraps. He’s posted 10 knockouts and seven submissions in 21 career victories.

FUEL TV will broadcast the card’s five showcase fights live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Featherweights Dustin Poirier and Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung will battle in a three-round affair in the show’s featured attraction.

Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia hosts the freebie fight card.

Here is the event’s revised roster:

Preliminary Card:

Azamat Gashimov vs. Alex Soto

Dongi Yang vs. Brad Tavares

TJ Grant vs. Carlo Prater

Kamal Shalorus vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Marcus LeVesseur vs. Cody McKenzie

Jeff Curran vs. Johnny Eduardo

Main Card:

(FUEL TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Igor Pokrajac vs. Fabio Maldonado

Amir Sadollah vs. Jorge Lopez

Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald

Jeff Hougland vs. Yves Jabouin

Donald Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens

Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung vs. Dustin Poirier

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