The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a stacked four fight main card lined up for their third event on FOX television.
Headlining UFC on FOX 3 will be a pivotal lightweight clash between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller. Diaz will earn a shot at the lightweight title with a win over the tough Miller.
UFC on FOX 3 takes place from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The main card will be televised live beginning at 8:00pm ET. Two preliminary bouts will be shown on the UFC’s Facebook page beginning at 4:00pm ET and the remainder of the card will air on FUEL TV at 5:00pm ET.
UFC on FOX – Preliminary Card Results
Karlos Vemola vs. Mike Massenzio
Vemola defeated Massenzio by rear-naked choke submission at 1:07 of the second round.
Nick Denis vs. Roland Delorme
Delorme defeated Denis by rear-naked choke submission at 4:59 of the first round.
Pablo Garza vs. Dennis Bermudez
Bermudez defeated Garza by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Bermudez, the Ultimate Fighter 14 finalist, picks up his first win in the UFC. Multiple takedowns, wrestling and top control help Bermudez to nullify the reach advantage and submission game of Garza.
John Cholish vs. Danny Castillo
Castillo defeated Cholish by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Castillo comes out on top in a bout that was evenly matched. He has won three straight bouts with the UFC and six of his last seven overall.
John Lineker vs. Louis Gaudinot
Gaudinot defeated Lineker by guillotine choke submission at 4:54 of the second round. A great flyweight bout in which the fighters threw over 400 strikes. Lineker was relentless on his feet as he reeled off multiple punch combinations. Gaudinot did his best work on the ground where he caught Lineker in a guillotine. Lineker tried to stand but Gaudinot pulled guard with the tight choke locked on. Lineker refuses to tap and is put to sleep.
Pascal Krauss vs. John Hathaway
Hathaway defeated Krauss by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27). It was a solid all-around performance by Hathaway who improves to 16-1 while handing Krauss the first loss of his career.
Tim Elliott vs. John Dodson
Dodson defeated Elliott by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). Dodson, the Ultimate Fighter bantamweight winner, picks up the win in another entertaining flyweight bout. UFC newcomer Elliott showcased a varied stand-up game as he attacked from a variety of angles with his strikes and kicks. However, it was Dodson who would land the more damaging shots.
Michael Johnson vs. Tony Ferguson
Johnson defeated Ferguson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). In a battle of Ultimate Fighter veterans it is Johnson who comes out on top of Season 13 winner Ferguson. Excellent footwork and a stinging left hand helped to carry Johnson to the big win which put an end to Ferguson’s six fight winning streak.
UFC on FOX – Main Card Results
Lavar Johnson vs. Pat “HD” Barry
Johnson defeated Barry by technical knockout at 4:38 of the first round. The big men came out swinging early looking to make it a quick night. Barry landed several strong leg kicks while Johnson connected with shots against the cage. Barry surprisingly took the fight to the ground where he was able to transition to mount and then side control. Barry threatened with submission attempts before Johnson was able to get back to his feet. Once standing Johnson wasted no time in backing Barry up against the cage where he unloaded with a dozen unanswered strikes including vicious uppercuts that eventually crumbled HD.
Alan Belcher vs. Rousimar Palhares
Belcher defeated Palhares by technical knockout at 4:18 of the first round. Almost immediately Palhares shot to grab a leg of Belcher. However, it was Belcher who would control the early moments on the ground as he worked for a twister. However, Palhares relentlessly attacked for leg locks but Belcher calmed defended each attempt. Belcher would work his way into the guard of Palhares where he would begin to unload with punishing ground and pound. Palhares would offer no resistance leaving referee Dan Miragliotta no choice but to call of the fight giving Belcher the impressive TKO win.
Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck
Hendricks defeated Koscheck by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). A very close bout by the welterweight wrestlers who would stand and trade for three round. The difference must have been the first round as the second seemed to be for Hendricks while Koscheck took the third. Hendricks would land more strikes overall, as well as, more significant strikes according to the fight statistics.
Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz
Diaz defeated Miller by guillotine choke submission at 4:09 of the second round. Diaz puts on an impressive performance as he becomes the first fighter to finish Miller. Miller tried to press the action behind leg kicks and work inside the range of Diaz. However, Diaz was effective working in the clinch and he would drop Miller with a left hand late in the first round. Diaz began to take control in the second round as he began to pepper Miller with knees against the cage. Miller shot for a takedown but was caught in a guillotine choke. Diaz rolled to adjust the grip which forced Miller to tap. With the win Diaz has firmly put himself into title contention.
UFC on FOX 3 Results – Diaz submits Miller, Hendricks decisions Koscheck is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News