May 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Nate Diaz (right) celebrates after beating Jim Miller during their lightweight bout during UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center. Nate Diaz wins by submission in round two Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

UFC On FOX Diaz Vs. Miller Culminates In Exciting Main Event

UFC On Fox 3 is in the books, with California fighters Nick Diaz and Josh Koscheck both having fought.. Follow along for results and all things of that nature. For more on the event, head on over to MMA Fighting or Bloody Elbow.

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UFC On FOX 3: Final Numbers Show Massive Drop In Ratings

UFC on FOX 3 took place on Saturday night and was headlined by a terrific fight between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller. It was the third event for UFC to be broadcast on prime time on a major network and as usual, the company was hoping for big things with the national exposure.

Brent Brookhouse over at Bloody Elbow gathered the final ratings data for UFC on FOX 3 and the results aren't pretty. The event did a 1.6 in males aged 18-34, which is down 50% from UFC on FOX 2 and pulled in 2.4 million total viewers, which is down 48% from UFC on FOX 2.

The show was only No. 6 out of the eight network programs that ran at the same time as the event. To put things in perspective, UFC on FOX 3 pulled in about 34% less total viewers than the average 2012 episode of COPS, which normally airs in that Saturday time slot.

The main explanation for the dive in numbers is due to a lack of star power, but UFC will need to tread extremely lightly for UFC on FOX 4 in August, as networks have previously shown -- as they showed with EliteXC and Strikeforce -- that they are perfectly happy to drop an MMA promotion from their schedule at a moment's notice.

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Nate Diaz Having A Career Resurgence With Mightily Impressive Recent Outings

The Diaz Brothers will always be some of the more polarizing figures in mixed martial arts. But there's an awful lot more to it than the fact that they're poor sports in the octagon - it helps (or hurts, really) that they're really, really, really good. Seriously. Super good.

In other words, why devote some of that precious, precious hate you love to spread around to a fighter who isn't worth a damn when he steps into the octagon? Why devote any actual distaste toward, say, Sean McCorkle? People throw it at the Diaz brothers because they're great at two things: their own, legitimate brand of showmanship and, of course, fighting.

When people hated on Nick Diaz, he went on a long winning streak and amped up the things that people hated tenfold, building a fanbase of the people who love that brand of (un)sportsman-like conduct. And there is nothing at all wrong with that - not even a little bit. They've earned the right to handle themselves however they want, or at the very least, Nick did, until UFC On Fox 3.

Nate Diaz earned the honor in amazing fashion. He became the first man to stop Jim Miller in the octagon, and did so while taunting all the way. He taunted Miller just before dropping him with a straight left, and he taunted him after forcing Miller to tap to a guillotine (a submission that surely was going to finish Miller regardless, but one he might have been content riding through and passing out as opposed to tapping, if only he wasn't about to bite his tongue off due to a discarded mouthpiece).

And that's just perfect. Diaz has had a career resurgence - if you can cal three fights a resurgence. This writer is totally OK with doing so, given the seemingly endless progression as a fighter over the past three fights. Personally, I've never been a fan of the Diaz brothers and their showmanship - but Nate is making me a fan by showing that they're not just one trick ponies.

Personally excited to watch the next Nate Diaz fight - signed, an excited new fan.

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UFC On Fox 3 Results: Reviewing Main Card Predictions

Earlier, we took a look at how my personal predictions for the preliminary card of UFC On Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller turned out. I was wrong more often than naught, which is just how this sport works sometimes. I assure you that I'm not always that poor at picking fights. Unfortunately, it didn't get much better for me when the main card came 'round.

And what a main card it was. Pat Barry taking on Lavar Johnson was everything the UFC wanted it to be, with a big, big knockout. Rousimar Palhares and Alan Belcher made those unacquainted with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scratch their heads in wonderment, but ultimately enjoy what they see. Josh Koscheck and Johny Hendricks, those of the polarizing hair, threw down like they always do.

And Nate Diaz shocked everyone by stopping Jim Miller. It was quite the card. Let's see how I did in my predictions (spoiler alert: not good).

Lavar Johnson Vs. Pat Barry

At the very least, I did discuss why Johnson could win the fight - by hitting really, really hard. I also did discuss why Pat Barry could lose the fight - by being really, really stupid. He stood in front of Johnson and, accordingly, he got knocked out. I was wrong on this one.

Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher

Personally, I'm a big Belcher fan. Clearly, it didn't cloud my judgement, as I figured Palhares was going to walk out of there with one of his limbs. He didn't. Belcher escaped the leg lock like he should have, and Palhares, seemingly stunned that Belcher didn't, you know, run away immediately, proceeded to get TKO'd thanks to a solid Belcher elbow. I was wrong on this one, too.

Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks

I had Hendricks winning, and I also scored the fight for him. But I thought he was going to walk all over Koscheck, which he didn't, and that was surprising. Koscheck is getting older, and I pictured Hendricks doing what he did to Jon Fitch. That's not what happened, and I'm actually disappointed in that, but at the very least, I did pick the winner correctly ...

Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz

Kudos to Diaz, who is making me a fan. I know that's kind of crazy around here - I'm not a Diaz brothers fan, but Nate is winning me over. His career resurgence is nothing short of stunning at this point, so naturally he followed up his absolute destruction of Donald Cerrone by becoming the first man to finish Jim Miller. I said that Miller had all the ways to win this and if they fought again, I might say the same thing, but Diaz is improving by leaps and bounds, and if it means a smarter, more cerebral Nate, then I'm happy to be wrong.

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UFC On Fox 3 Results: Reviewing Preliminary Card Predictions

On Saturday morning, I gave my predictions for the UFC On Fox 3 preliminary card - and I've decided I'll take a look over them and see how I did. I'll go over each fight and talk a little bit about the prelims, which were action-packed, if a little sloppy. Buy sloppy is just fine, providing that it's still exciting and people actually get hit.

Bad sloppy is Leonard Garcia, who may or may not actually have ever hit somebody in his time with Zuffa. At any rate, it was a solid watch of a main card, so let's go ahead and see how I did. Which is to say, let's see how poorly I did.

Karlos Vemola vs. Mike Massenzio

All of the experts at Bloody Elbow picked Massenzio to work Vemola pretty handily, but I had Vemola winning on crazy gorilla strength or something along those lines. At any rate, it was actually a very competitive first round. It was a pretty tight first, and Vemola entered the second looking pretty gassed, which was a bad sign. But Vemola powered Massenzio down and started delivering heavy strikes to start the second. Massenzio covered up, and Vemola secured a submission victory. I picked a knockout in the first round, instead we got a submission just over a minute into the first. Either way, it was due to gorilla strength, so I'll take a win here.

Roland Delorme Vs. Nick Denis

I had Delorme being one-dimensional and losing the fight to an aggressive Denis, which wasn't too far off, except he won, but that's just a technicality. Denis was forcing Delorme to panic early, but eventually, it was Delorme who landed a punch that forced Denis back. He then tripped him, pounced on him, and sunk in the rear naked choke for the round one submission. I had Denis by TKO in round two, so this is a loss for me.

Pablo Garza vs. Dennis Bermudez

Garza started off this fight exactly like he should have - out-landing Bermudez as the more polished fighter overall. But along the way something happened and Bermudez got hulk strength and started tossing Garza around like a sack of potatoes. I had a Garza submission in round three and it was a clear-cut decision win for Bermudez. I was on the right track, but it's another loss for me.

Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish

This fight exactly how it was supposed to. I said that Castillo would win a decision, and he did - though it was somewhat controversial. I said they're similar fighters, and that was illustrated well in how close it was. Had Castillo by decision and that's what happened. A rare win for me.

Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

Alright so I called this one way wrong. It turns out Gaudinot could take all the punches Lineker threw at him. Still, if Lineker was just a bit more calm, he was on his way to an easy 30-27. As it happens, he made some dumb mistakes and Gaudinot secured a guillotine that nobody was escaping from. I lose again.

John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss

I had Hathaway winning by being better than Krauss straight-up, even if he's never going to live up to his short-lived hype. I was right. Pretty clear-cut decision. Hathaway almost finished the fight multiple times and, though it would have screwed up my prediction, I wish he would have. Would have been fun. I win on this one, though.

John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott

I called this one right, too - though I had Dodson scoring a TKO late in the fight. In all honesty, Dodson disappointed me - I had him pegged to do much better than he did. I'm not sure why he struggled so much with Elliott, who arguably took the third round with a slowing Dodson. I had this mostly right, wither way.

Anthony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson

Hey look at that, a recent TUF alum actually progressed and developed into a decent fighter, it seems. Unfortunately, he did so against a more recent TUF alum, so there's that. I had Ferguson making Johnson look really bad, with the caveat that Johnson has always had to strike with defensive wrestling in mind. The first time he fights a strike, he embarrasses him. Could be good things in his future if he hits the right matchups. I was wrong here.

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UFC On FOX 3: Fight Of The Night Bonuses From Diaz Vs. Miller

UFC on FOX 3 on Saturday night featured a thrilling card of fights, culminating in four great bouts on prime time network television.

At the post-event press conference, UFC president Dana White announced which fighters would be taking home the bonuses for the various superlatives of the evening. All winners received a $65,000 bonus check in addition to their regular winnings.

The knockout of the night went to Lavar Johnson, who whooped up on professional tomato can Pat Barry in the first round of their heavyweight fight and won via TKO from punches. The opponent was less than elite, but Johnson looked impressive nonetheless.

Submission of the night went to Nate Diaz, who wrapped up Jim Miller in an impressive-looking power guillotine. The setup and the move were picture-perfect examples of just how talented Diaz is and on a card full of submissions, this one stood out.

Fight of the night went to Louis Gaudinot and John Lineker, a frantic catchweight fight at 127 pounds that ended with a Gaudinot choke in the second round.

The full results of the fight card from Saturday:

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Middleweight bout: Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Vemola defeated Massenzio via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:07 of round 2.

Bantamweight bout: Roland Delorme vs. Nick Denis
Delorme defeated Denis via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of round 1.

Preliminary card (Fuel TV)

Featherweight bout: Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza
Bermudez defeated Garza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Lightweight bout: Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish
Castillo defeated Cholish via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Catchweight (127 pound) bout: Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
Gaudinot defeated Lineker via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 4:54 of round 2.

Welterweight bout: John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss
Hathaway defeated Krauss via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

Flyweight bout: John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott
Dodson defeated Elliott via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Lightweight bout: Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson
Johnson defeated Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Main Card

Heavyweight bout: Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson
Johnson defeated Barry via TKO (punches) at 4:38 of round 1.

Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher
Belcher defeated Palhares via TKO (elbows & punches) at 4:20 of round 1.

Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks
Hendricks defeated Koscheck via spilt decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).

Lightweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller
Diaz defeated Miller via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:09 of round 2.

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UFC On FOX 3 Results: Nate Diaz Chokes Out Jim Miller In Round 2 Of Main Event

UFC on FOX 3 from East Rutherford, New Jersey is now in the books. The main event featured Stockton native Nate Diaz going up against Jim Miller. The fight was set to go five rounds and would likely have lightweight title ramifications.

Round 1 began with plenty of standup before the two men got into an extended clinch against the cage. Diaz kept on the offensive during the clinch, lading over three times as many strikes as Miller while in the clinch. In the last 45 second, Diaz dropped Miller with a straight left, but Miller was able to turtle long enough to recover and get back to his feet, now taking Diaz down. Diaz was able to sweep and retain control by the time the round ended. The round likely easily went to Diaz.

The second round featured more of the same, with standup and clinches, with Diaz again landing many more strikes than Miller. Diaz also egged on Miller, as is typical, continually suckering Miller into charging him. Diaz finally got ground control and went for a power-guillotine, rolling over Miller and locking up his legs at the same time, forcing Miller to tap at 4:10 of Round 2 for the win.

Diaz now improved to 16-7 and looked very impressive in this showing.

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UFC On FOX Diaz Vs. Miller Results: Josh Koscheck Loses To Johny Hendricks Via Split Decision

On Saturday, UFC on FOX 3 is underway in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The main event will feature Stockton native Nate Diaz taking on Jim Miller in a five-round fight.

The co-main featured Josh Koscheck, who fought out of San Jose and American Kickboxing Academy for years before his recent split with the prestigious dojo. Koscheck took on Johny Hendricks in a welterweight fight as both men attempt to re-insert themselves in the conversation for a title shot in the division.

In the opening round, both men stood and traded for a while before Hendricks scored a takedown. Hendricks landed more punches in the round and was the aggressor, which looked to be enough to easily win the round.

Round 2 saw both men work towards something significant in grapples, but neither could make anything happen and the round once again focused mostly on the standup. Both fighters landed some solid strikes, but nothing that ever looked close to putting the fight away. The second round was extremely close and the judges likely had things 19-19 at this point, but Koscheck entered the final round knowing he would need to dominate at the very least and try to finish if he was at all able to.

Both men landed some huge shots on one another about 2:00 into the third round and were swinging freely, both looking for the win. Koscheck had swelling over his eye midway through the round and was hit by a huge Hendricks knee, but scored a takedown in response. Kos stayed on top and held Hendricks down for the remainder of the fight to easily win the round, but it was left up to the judges at that point.

The fight was indeed as close as it appeared, as the judges awarded Hendricks the victory via split decision on scores of (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).

Here are the results of the main card of UFC on FOX up to the main event:

Heavyweight bout: Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson
Johnson defeated Barry via TKO (punches) at 4:38 of round 1.

Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher
Belcher defeated Palhares via TKO (elbows & punches) at 4:20 of round 1.

Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks
Hendricks defeated Koscheck via spilt decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).

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UFC On FOX Diaz Vs. Miller: Preliminary Card Results

On Saturday, UFC is once again appearing on prime time, as the third UFC on FOX event will be headlined by a pair of fights featuring fighters with deep Bay Area ties.

Before the main card gets underway this evening, the preliminary fights are all in the books. It was a thrilling set of fights, with three of the first five fights ending by submission chokes.

Here are the results of the preliminary matches at Saturday's UFC on FOX 3:

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Middleweight bout: Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Vemola defeated Massenzio via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:07 of round 2.

Bantamweight bout: Roland Delorme vs. Nick Denis
Delorme defeated Denis via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of round 1.

Preliminary card (Fuel TV)

Featherweight bout: Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza
Bermudez defeated Garza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Lightweight bout: Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish
Castillo defeated Cholish via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Catchweight (127 pound) bout: Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
Gaudinot defeated Lineker via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 4:54 of round 2.

Welterweight bout: John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss
Hathaway defeated Krauss via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

Flyweight bout: John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott
Dodson defeated Elliott via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Lightweight bout: Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson
Johnson defeated Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

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UFC On Fox: Diaz Vs. Miller Preliminary Card Predictions

UFC On Fox 3: Diaz Vs. Miller is set to go down tonight, and we're going through our predictions for the main card and preliminary card. It's likely going to be a great event, worthy of being on the Fox network - a good successor to the first two shows, which were pretty good. The main event will feature a showdown between lightweights Nick Diaz and Jim Miller, who are both high up on the totem pole in the division. Miller is just a fight removed from a title eliminator.

But we're going to look at the prelims first - with my personal predictions. The main card predictions are coming just a little bit later this morning. The prelim card is packed with some potentially exciting fights, though with some less-than stellar prospects. Do you enjoy sloppy fights? Then read on!

Facebook Prelims

Mike Massenzio Vs. Karlos Vemola

Vemola is a very volatile guy - he's going to throw wildly and if something connects, you're going to sleep. That's just how it is. Mike Massenzio, on the other hand, is not ... as volatile. But he's good, and calculated. That might be enough for him to win the fight, but Vemola will be headhunting and I'm going with him. Vemola by KO, Round One

Roland Delorme Vs. Nick Denis

This fight is kind of up in the air in my eyes. Denis could absolutely wreck Delorme right off the bat or or Delorme could get this fight to the ground and take a decision. I'm going with the former. Denis by TKO, Round Two

Fuel TV Prelims

Dennis Bermudez Vs. Pablo Garza

It's hard to imagine Pablo Garza losing this fight - he's just too polished for someone like Bermudez. It's like the fight listed above, except Garza is good at everything and not just judo. He'll be able to control Bermudez, stay on point and land when he needs to. He's just better. Not to mention, Bermudez likes to eat punches. They're his favorite. Garza by submission, Round Three

Danny Castillo Vs. John Cholish

Castillo is a well-rounded guy and Cholish is ... a well-rounded guy. However, Castillo has more experience at the higher level and there's much more known at this point. He's gritty, and in the UFC, that counts for a lot. Cholish is relatively unknown and might be able to hang a little bit and surprise some people, but in the end, I can't see him winning. Castillo by decision

Louis Gaudinot Vs. John Lineker

Gaudinot is a fan of catching haymakers with his face and Lineker is a fan of throwing haymakers at people's faces. It isn't a particularly compelling matchup, but it should be fun while it's going. Lineker by KO, Round Two

John Hathaway Vs. Pascal Krauss

At one point, Hathaway was seen as a guy who could possibly be in title contention. Then he went on to lose and now he's faded into relative obscurity, all in a short period of time. That being said, he'll be good enough to avoid the submissions of Krauss and he'll ride out a decision on his striking. Hathaway by decision

John Dodson Vs. Tim Elliott

Dodson has a lot of potential to be really good, and Elliott has a lot of potential to be really super average. Dodson should outpace him early on and eventually overwhelm Elliott en route to a TKO. Dodson by TKO, Round Three

Tony Ferguson Vs. Michael Johnson

Johnson throws well, but doesn't throw with much power, while Ferguson is technical enough to get inside and land something big. Johnson just seems like he's not going to be a guy who sees his potential, while Ferguson seems like his potential is beating guys who aren't going to reach thier's. That being said, Johnson is fighting a striker for basically the first time in his UFC career and that could be a great thing for him. That being said, Ferguson is the smart bet. Ferguson by decision.

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UFC On Fox: Diaz Vs. Miller Main Card Predictions

Tonight, the UFC kicks off its third event on the Fox network with UFC On Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller. It promises to be a strong event and a worthy successor to the first two events on the network, if the main card is anything to go by. The main card is kept to four fights to keep the run-time down, with a preliminary card on Fuel TV and Facebook.

In the main event, Nate Diaz will square off against Jim Miller, who is one fight removed from a number one contender's match for the lightweight championship. Diaz, a Stockton, CA native, is looking to continue his career resurgence at lightweight for the second time. His last outing was an intensely impressive victory over perennial lightweight contender Donald Cerrone.

Below, we're going to take a look at the fights and I'll give my own predictions for the night's main card.

Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson

This fight will be opening up the night's main card and it's pretty obvious why: Dana White and Joe Silva think that this fight will end very quickly and very violently. Johnson hits like a tank. No, more than that, he hits like a giant robot with super tanks for arms that shoot out normal-sized tanks. That being said, Barry is the more polished striker and if he gains some fight IQ, he should be able to out-strike Johnson and earn a knockout. There's a good chance this one is three rounds of bad cardio, though. Beware. Barry by TKO, Round Two

Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher

If there was a UFC title belt for "lowest fight IQ", this fight would be for said belt. Palhares isn't good at anything but grabbing onto a limb and ripping it right off. Unfortunately for Belcher, he's so ridiculously good at doing that. So very ridiculously good at it. Belcher is a great striker and doesn't have very many weaknesses technically, but he is on the sluggish side. He's still probably the smart bet as the more polished MMA fighter, but I think Palhares goes home with another limb to add to his collection. Palhares by submission, Round Two

Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks

Hendricks suffered a setback when he was controlled by Rick Story for three rounds, but he rebounded from that nicely by knocking out the No. 2 welterweight in the world, Jon Fitch, in only a few seconds. Hendricks is an excellent wrestler (Story wasn't able to get him down, just control him against the fence) and a very, very strong puncher. He's also very technical, and able to score the knockout from multiple angles and distances. Koscheck, on the other hand, has the tendency to engage in sloppy striking battles in which he throws an overhand right and nothing else. He really doesn't throw anything else. This is a changing of the guard and Hendricks makes another statement with an early KO. Hendricks by KO, Round One

Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller

This is a tough fight to call, because Miller is so good at everything he does, but has lost in the past to guys who can out-hustle him. Is Diaz that guy? Probably not. Diaz doesn't out-hustle anybody, he just beats them. You have to have a great gameplan out out-hustle Miller, and the Diaz brothers aren't known to be strong tacticians. That being said, you can't ignore Diaz's fight against Cerrone. It was absolute domination and the opposite of what most experts expected. That being said, Miller is just too good at too many things, and it's hard to see anything other than Diaz being controlled by the bigger and better man. Miller by decision

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UFC On FOX 3: TV Schedule, Fight Card & More

UFC on FOX 3 will take place on Saturday, May 5. The prime-time network event will be headlined by a Bay Area fighter, as Stockton native Nate Diaz takes on Jim Miller in a match that is likely to have lightweight title implications.

In the co-main, another fighter with deep San Jose ties will be fighting, as the always-polarizing but rarely-boring Josh Kockscheck continues his journey back into the welterweight title picture against Johny Hendricks.

The main card airs on FOX, naturally, beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT. You can watch preliminary fights beginning at 1:00 p.m. PT on Facebook, then flipping over to FUEL TV at 2:00 p.m. PT and running all the way up to the main card.

Main card

Lightweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller

Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks

Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher

Heavyweight bout: Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson

Preliminary card (Fuel TV)

Lightweight bout: Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson

Flyweight bout: John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott

Welterweight bout: John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss

Flyweight bout: Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

Lightweight bout: Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish

Featherweight bout: Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Middleweight bout: Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola

Bantamweight bout: Roland Delorme vs. Nick Denis

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UFC On FOX 3: Nate Diaz Will Headline Card, Josh Koscheck In Co-Main Event

The full card for UFC on FOX 3 has been announced and two notable Bay Area fighters will have top slots on the nationally-televised event.

Tim Burke of Bloody Elbow relays the full card, which will air live on FOX on May 5 and emanate from East Rutherford, NJ.

The main event on the card will feature Stockton native Nate Diaz taking on Jim Miller in a five-round fight to possibly determine the next challenger for the UFC lightweight title.

The co-main will feature Josh Koscheck also continuing his quest to return to title contention. Koscheck has deep ties to the Bay Area, as the polarizing fighter trained at the prestigious American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose for years before a recent and acrimonious split. Koscheck will take on the 12-1 Johny Hendricks.

Here is the full card for UFC on FOX 3:

Main card

Lightweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller

Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks

Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher

Heavyweight bout: Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson

Preliminary card (Fuel TV)

Lightweight bout: Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson

Flyweight bout: John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott

Welterweight bout: John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss

Flyweight bout: Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

Lightweight bout: Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish

Featherweight bout: Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Middleweight bout: Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola

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