Two of the sport’s most talented lightweights scrapped tonight inside the Octagon on a card featuring a number of other divisionally relevant match-ups. Were that not enough, the show was also free!
UFC on FOX 3 was headlined by Nate Diaz’s dance with Jim Miller as each 155er attempted to solidify his spot at the top of the organization’s contendership ladder. Diaz entered the fight coming off back-to-back wins over Takanori Gomi and Donald Cerrone, while Miller submitted Melvin Guillard in his last outing leading up to the bout.
Diaz looked sharp against Miller, picking him apart with strikes in the opening round and eventually latching on to a Guillotine Choke in the following frame. The showing marked the first time Miller had been finished in his career and improved Diaz’s overall record to 16-7.
Belcher picked up his fourth straight win after successfully defending Palhares’ multiple submission attempts, then transitioning to an offensive position where he pounded the BJJ blackbelt out. Also victorious were Hendricks, who barely outpointed a game Koscheck, and Johnson whose power proved to be too much in a slugfest against the smaller Barry.
Read below for a full list of live results:
Karlos Vemola def. Mike Massenzio via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Roland Delorme def. Nick Denis via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Dennis Bermudez def. Pablo Garza via Unanimous Decision
Danny Castillo def. John Cholish via Unanimous Decision
Louis Gaudinot def. John Lineker via Technical Submission Round 2 (Guillotine Choke)
John Hathaway def. Pascal Krauss via Unanimous Decision
John Dodson def. Tim Elliott via Unanimous Decision
Michael Johnson def. Tony Ferguson via Unanimous Decision
Lavar Johnson def. Pat Barry via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Alan Belcher def. Rousimar Palhares via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Johny Hendricks def. Josh Koscheck via Split Decision
Nate Diaz def. Jim Miller via Submission Round 2 (Guillotine Choke)
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