‘UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller’ Features Four Live Main Card Fights

Written by Tom Ngo
February 27th, 2012

UFC Nate Diaz

On Monday, the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion announced their third show on FOX will feature four live main card fights. A thrilling lightweight affair between Nate Diaz (Pictured) and Jim Miller headlines the May 5th festivities.

The event takes place inside IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Many thought the 170-pound shootout with Josh Koscheck and Johny Hendricks would serve as the co-featured attraction, but it appears heavyweights Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson will get second-to-top billing.

“For our third card on FOX, we have four great fights!” UFC president Dana White said. “Nate Diaz versus Jim Miller is the five-round main event and the winner will put himself in a position to fight for the title. Both of these guys fight at an incredible pace and are coming off great wins.

“We’ve got an amazing heavyweight fight between knockout artists Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson, as well as welterweight title contender fight between Josh Koscheck and Johny Hendricks. Johny just knocked out Koscheck’s training partner, Jon Fitch, and wants a title shot. To do it, he’s gotta get past Koscheck, who’s one of the best 170-pounders in the world. If that wasn’t enough, submission specialist Rousimar Palhares meets Alan Belcher in an exciting middleweight fight.”

FOX will broadcast the main card live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here is the show’s current roster:

Preliminary Card:

Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza

Nick Denis vs. Johnny Bedford

Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola

Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish

John Dodson vs. Darren Uyenoyama

John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss

Tony Ferguson vs. Dennis Hallman

Main Card:


Alan Belcher vs Rousimar Palhares

Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks

Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson

Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller

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