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:
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
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Alan Belcher vs Rousimar Palhares
Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks
Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson
Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller