Two bantamweights have agreed to square off on an already deeply stacked UFC on FOX 3 event set to take place in May.
UFC officials took to twitter to announce the bout yesterday afternoon.
UFC on FOX 3 is set to take place in New Jersey from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford on May 5. In the main event lightweights Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will throw down in a five-round non-title fight.
Bedford hasn’t seen action since his TUF 14 finale victory over the much smaller Louis Gaudinot. Johnny, who is 7-1 in his last 8 fights, was originally scheduled to make an appearance on the UFC on FOX 2 event against Mitch Gagnon but Gagnon’s inability to obtain a Visa kept this bout off the card.
Denis is a Canadian based fighter who made his UFC debut recently during the UFC on FX 1 card. In his debut fight against Joseph Sandoval he used some really intense standing elbows to drop his opponent and finish him in the very first round; it was a rare site and an impressive one. He is now 4-1 in his last five professional contests. (Continue to next page for the Editors Breakdown on this fight.)
UFC on FOX 3 Now Includes The Following:
Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller
Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck
Alan Belcher vs. Rousimar Palhares
Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson
John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss
John Dodson vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish
Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
Johnny Bedford vs. Nick Denis