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UFC on FOX: Diaz vs Miller Results

Nate Diaz defeats Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 3
Nate Diaz defeats Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 3UFC and Fox Sports

On May 5, 2012 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, UFC 3 showcased an exciting night of fights for MMA fans on FOX.

Alan Belcher (18-6) amazed and even surprised Knoxville MMA fans when he defeated Rousimar Palhares (14-4-0) in less than one round...and by defeating Palhares at his own game: after Palhares got Belcher down on the mat, he unleashed some powerful elbows and punches that landed right where they should, and referee Dan Miragliotta had no choice but to stop the fight with only 42 seconds left in Round 1.

Who's got Talent now, Rousimar?

"I've been training my whole life for this, and I think this win puts me in the top of the division," Belcher said. "I'm improving time after time, and I trained a lot of anti-jiu-jitsu positions in camp, and it was instinct to counter what he did on the ground. I saw him give up when they didn’t work. I could see it in his eyes, and I knew it was my time. I finally landed one big elbow that go through and knocked him out. This is the best I've ever felt in victory."

It was an awesome victory for Belcher, who was thought by most to be the underdog in this fight.

Submission of the night went to Nate Diaz (16-7-0) for his spectacular defeat of Jim Miller (21-4-0) via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:09 of Round 2.

Lavar Johnson (17-5-0) won KO of the night honors due to his defeat of Pat Barry (7-5-0) via TKO (punches) at 4:38 of Round 1. Johnson needed this win; he's lost 2 of his last 3 fights. This win and KO honors will help keep him fighting for the UFC.

The fight between Louis Gaudinot (6-2-0) and John Lineker (8-6-0) earned Fight of the Night honors - an honor that was well-deserved! After going toe-to-toe from the opening bell on, Lineker managed to land some heavy power shots on Gaudinot, but in the closing secondsof their fight, Gaudinot pulled a reversal, got on Lineker's back, and locked in the rear-naked choke, eventually rendering Lineker unconscious. What an exciting match and conclusion!

UFC on FOX 3 Results are as follows:

Preliminary card (Facebook) -

Middleweight bout: Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Vemola defeated Massenzio via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:07 of round 2.

Bantamweight bout: Roland Delorme vs. Nick Denis

Delorme defeated Denis via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of round 1.

Preliminary card (Fuel TV) -

Featherweight bout: Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza

Bermudez defeated Garza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Lightweight bout: Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish

Castillo defeated Cholish via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Catchweight (127lb) bout: Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

Gaudinot defeated Lineker via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 4:54 of round 2.

Welterweight bout: John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss

Hathaway defeated Krauss via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

Flyweight bout: John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott

Dodson defeated Elliot via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Lightweight bout: Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson

Johnson defeated Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Main Card -

Heavyweight bout: Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson

Johnson defeated Barry via TKO (punches) at 4:38 of round 1.

Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher

Belcher defeated Palhares via TKO (punches and elbows) at 4:18 of round 1.

Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks

Hendricks defeated Koscheck via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Lightweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller

Diaz defeated Miller via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:09 of round 2.

Bonus awards:
Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

Fight of the Night: Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

Knockout of the Night: Lavar Johnson

Submission of the Night: Nate Diaz

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