This weekend's UFC on Fox 3 will feature a clash between highly ranked lightweight Nate Diaz and Jim Miller.
Since returning to the 155-pound division, Diaz has won two straight fights in impressive fashion, so a third consecutive victory on Saturday could send him to a title fight against the winner of an upcoming championship bout between champion Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar.
The fight card will also feature an important welterweight matchup between Johny Hendricks and Josh Koscheck. If Hendricks can defeat Koscheck one fight after knocking out long-time contender Jon Fitch, he will become the leader in the race for a welterweight title fight.
Up-and-coming middleweight contenders Rousimar Palhares and Alan Belcher will also square off in a middleweight bout that will be pivotal in the careers of both fighters.
Before Saturday's event, the fighters will hit the scales at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Friday at 4 p.m. ET. Video of the weigh-ins will be streamed live on the below video player.
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