UFC on Fox 3: Watch Main-Card Fighters Face off at Pre-Fight Presser

First LastCorrespondent IMay 3, 2012

MMA fans will get a card worth waiting for on Saturday night, as the UFC brings some of its most exciting fighters to Las Vegas for the third UFC on Fox event.

In the main event, lightweights Nate Diaz and Jim Miller—both coming off of impressive victories—will fight for a chance to face the champion. Miller was last seen submitting Melvin Guillard while Diaz defeated Takanori Gomi and Donald Cerrone to put him in the No. 1 contender's bout.

Many expect it to be a long and highly competitive fight between two of the division's toughest fighters, and both fighter's past fights prove it.

In the co-main event, Josh Koscheck and Johny Hendricks will fight in a matchup of two of the best wrestlers in the welterweight division. Hendricks knocked out the former No. 2 welterweight Jon Fitch at UFC 141 to get the biggest win of his career.

Koscheck defeated Mike Pierce in a closely-contested bout from UFC 143. He's also coming off of a victory over Matt Hughes.

Also on the main card, submission ace Rousimar Palhares returns to take on Alan Belcher. Palhares is coming off a heel hook victory over Mike Massenzio while Belcher is on a three-fight winning streak—the longest of his UFC career.

Heavyweights Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson will open the main card, which airs at 8 p.m. ET.

Other bouts on Fuel TV include Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson, John Dodson vs. Tim Elliot and John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss