Slight Change to ‘UFC on FOX 3’ Lineup

Written by Tom Ngo
April 18th, 2012

UFC John Dodson

The injury bug strikes again. On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced John Dodson (Pictured) would face a new foe at “UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller.”

An undisclosed injury has forced Darren Uyenoyama out of their bantamweight battle, allowing Tim Elliott the opportunity to serve as a last-minute substitute on May 5th.

Dodson will be breaking in his freshly-inked six-figure UFC contract after beating T.J. Dillashaw to take the TUF 14 tournament. He bumped his record up to 12-5 following last month’s TKO victory.

Elliot will be riding an eight-fight winning streak into his big league debut. His most notable MMA accomplishment came this past December when he knocked out former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver at “Resurrection Fight Alliance 2.”

The event takes place inside IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A lightweight affair between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will headline the festivities.

FOX broadcasts the main card live at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here is the card’s revised roster:

Preliminary Card:


Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola

Nick Denis vs. Johnny Bedford

Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza

Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish

Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss

John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott

Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson

Main Card:


Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson

Alan Belcher vs Rousimar Palhares

Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks

Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller

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