UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller

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UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller
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The poster for UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 5, 2012
Venue IZOD Center
City East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance 10,788[1]
Total gate $1,100,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier

UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller (also known as UFC on Fox 3) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 5, 2012 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.[2]


Dennis Hallman was expected to face Tony Ferguson at the event, but Hallman was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Thiago Tavares.[3] Tavares himself was also forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Michael Johnson.[4]

Darren Uyenoyama was expected to face John Dodson at the event, but Uyenoyama was forced out of the bout and was replaced by promotional newcomer Tim Elliott.[5]

Johnny Bedford was expected to face Nick Denis at the event, but Bedford was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Roland Delorme.[6]

During the official weigh ins, John Lineker failed to make the flyweight limit, coming in one pound over. Lineker was fined and his bout with Louis Gaudinot was contested at a catchweight of 127 lbs.[7]


Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Nate Diaz def. Jim Miller Submission (guillotine choke) 2 4:09
Welterweight Johny Hendricks def. Josh Koscheck Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Alan Belcher def. Rousimar Palhares TKO (punches and elbows) 1 4:18
Heavyweight Lavar Johnson def. Pat Barry TKO (punches) 1 4:38
Preliminary card (Fuel TV)
Lightweight Michael Johnson def. Tony Ferguson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Flyweight John Dodson def. Tim Elliott Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight John Hathaway def. Pascal Krauss Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (127lb) Louis Gaudinot def. John Lineker Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 2 4:54
Lightweight Danny Castillo def. John Cholish Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Dennis Bermudez def. Pablo Garza Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Bantamweight Roland Delorme def. Nick Denis Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:59
Middleweight Karlos Vemola def. Mike Massenzio Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:07

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[8]

  • Fight of the Night: Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
  • Knockout of the Night: Lavar Johnson
  • Submission of the Night: Nate Diaz

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC on FOX 3 draws a reported 10,788 attendance for $1.1 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. May 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller". ufc.com. February 28, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tavares replaces injured Hallman, faces Ferguson at UFC on Fox 3". mmajunkie.com. March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Thiago Tavares out, Tony Ferguson now meets Michael Johnson on UFC on FOX 3". mmajunkie.com. March 29, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tim Elliott replaces Darren Uyenoyama, meets John Dodson at UFC on FOX 3". mmajunkie.com. April 17, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Helwani, Ariel (April 18, 2012). "Roland Delorme Replaces Johnny Bedford Against Nick Denis at UFC on FOX 3". mmafighting.com. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "UFC on FOX 3 weigh-in results: Miller and Diaz on weight, Lineker fined". MMAJunkie.com. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ "UFC on FOX 3 bonuses: Johnson, Diaz, Gaudinot and Lineker earn $65K awards". mmajunkie.com. May 5, 2012.