Miller vs. Diaz to now be UFC on FOX 3 main event

by Chris Palmquist | source:

Eights days ago it was announced that Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller would meet on the May 5th, UFC on FOX 3 card in East Rutherford, NJ. Most media and fans speculated this event would most likely to determine the next no.1 contender for the UFC lightweight title, which Frankie Edgar is set to defend this month.

At the time it was announced, it was stated this would not be the main event, but would broadcast on FOX. Most likely there were other fights trying to made to serve as the main event, but last night the UFC's official Twitter announced that the bout would now serve as the main event and be a five round affair:

So, @UFConFOX news? Diaz/Miller now the 5 round main event, also on main card heavyweight battle @LavarJohnson vs Pat@hypeordie Barry

Also announced was that heavyweight Lavar Johnson, who just this weekend knocked out Joey Beltrain, would fight Pat Barry, also coming off an impressive knockout win over Christian Morecraft.

It seems that with these two fights, the UFC is making sure their is not a repeat performance of the UFC on FOX 2 event, which had three somewhat uneventful bouts all go to the decision.

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Northside Strangler site profile image  

2/2/12 9:25 PM by Northside Strangler

 Great matchups, but horrible names for the casual fan.  I don't expect this to do well 

Winston Wolf site profile image  

2/2/12 8:22 PM by Winston Wolf

Miller-Diaz is a great fight

Team GDP site profile image  

2/2/12 8:15 PM by Team GDP


Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

2/2/12 6:12 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

Looking good.

beastmode26 site profile image  

2/2/12 11:57 AM by beastmode26

For UFC on fox 2 I paid 150 for section 110 row 4

Darup site profile image  

2/2/12 11:55 AM by Darup

Awesome fights. Sure to be a lot of action. However the UFC would probably have been better off getting someone with more star power to headline the card to draw in casuals.

UberkneedInTheDiverticulitis site profile image  

2/2/12 11:48 AM by UberkneedInTheDiverticulitis

Hope Diaz takes it, but Miller is a tough opponent.  Glad this will be a five rounder.

UGCTT_RickStorm site profile image  

2/2/12 11:43 AM by UGCTT_RickStorm

*blinks* Wait..... Wut?  

thedudebro site profile image  

2/2/12 11:40 AM by thedudebro

I didn't find that Lavar Johnson vs Mexicutioner match all to exciting. Cub Swanson vs George Roop was great!I think Jim Miller vs Nate Diaz will be a great match.

aloysius site profile image  

2/2/12 11:21 AM by aloysius

Have you ever seen Nate or Jim fight? Jim still has never "wrestle fucked" anyone an I cant see it happening against an exciting striker/grappler like Nate. This fight is guaranteed fire works