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Thursday, 02/02/2012, 04:20 am

Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller Now UFC on FOX 3 Main Event, Scheduled For Five-Rounds


The UFC announced late last night that the lightweight matchup between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will now serve as the main event of the UFC on FOX 3 card and it’s scheduled for five-rounds.

UFC on FOX 3 will go down on May 5 from New Jersey’s Izod Center.

Nate Diaz is the second half of one of the most dominant families in Mixed Martial Arts today. After an impressive run in the lightweight division, the “Ultimate Fighter” winner took to the welterweight division where he successfully dispatched Rory Markham and Marcus Davis before dropping his next two bouts.

The consecutive losses sent him packing back down to the lightweight division where he has since destroyed Takanori Gomi and Donald Cerrone.

The next chapter for Diaz is none other than New Jersey’s own Jim Miller.

Jim Miller has had an equally, if not more, impressive run in the UFC as the Stocktonian. Since entering the UFC in 2008 the lightweight standout has gone an impressive 10-2. His lone losses came at the hands of former number one contender Gray Maynard and current title challenger Benson Henderson.

A proven force in the division, Miller was last seen on the UFC on FX debut card headlining against Melvin Guillard. He took the fight via submission in the very first round of action.

In this classic east vs. west matchup the winner is likely next in-line for a shot at the UFC title currently held by Frankie Edgar.

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