BALTIMORE, May 4, 2012 — Saturday, May 5, will be an eventful night for fight fans. In the boxing world, Floyd Mayweather will be taking on Miguel Cotto for the lightweight title.
Before that, the Ultimate Fighting Championships will be treating fight fans with its third presentation of UFC on Fox at 8 pm EST from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. This card is packed from start to finish with young stars who are on their way to competing for UFC titles. UFC on FOX 3 will feature six fights on the main card.
The main event features two lightweight contenders, Nate Diaz and Jim Miller, who will be fighting for the number-one contender status. While both of these fighters are very proficient in all aspects of mixed martial arts, they have taken vastly different approaches to creating their own public persona.
Diaz is infamous for being one of the more volatile personalities in the UFC. When Diaz fights, he utilizes physical attacks as much as verbal attacks. Miller, on the other hand, has been able to quietly rise up through the lightweight ranks without any controversy.
Even though Miller will be fighting in his home state, Diaz may be even more vicious with his verbal attacks due his lack of local support. How Miller responds to the mind games Diaz intends to play will determine the outcome of this fight.
All the fights before the main event will be worth watching as they feature some of the most dangerous fighters in the UFC. John Koshcheck will be looking to regain his position as the best UFC welterweight not named George St. Pierre in his fight against Jonny Hendricks.
At middleweight, the most feared leg lock artist the UFC has ever seen, Rusimar Palares will take on Alan Belcher. At heavyweight, the funniest knockout artist this side of Mike Tyson, Pat Barry will be going after the hard hitting but much less funny Lavar Johnson.
None of the fighters who are set to compete tomorrow night have a reputation for boring fights. Expect an action packed appetizer to your Cinco De Mayo festivities.
The Fight Card
Lightweight bout: Nate Diaz (156) vs. Jim Miller (156)
Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck (170.5) vs. Johny Hendricks (170.5)
Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares (186) vs. Alan Belcher (186)
Heavyweight bout: Pat Barry (244) vs. Lavar Johnson (253)
Lightweight bout: Tony Ferguson (154.5) vs. Michael Johnson (156)
Flyweight bout: John Dodson (126) vs. Tim Elliott (125)
Welterweight bout: John Hathaway (169) vs. Pascal Krauss (169)
Flyweight bout: Louis Gaudinot (126) vs. John Lineker (127)
Lightweight bout: Danny Castillo (155) vs. John Cholish (155.5)
Featherweight bout: Dennis Bermudez (145) vs. Pablo Garza (145)
Bantamweight bout: Roland Delorme (135) vs. Nick Denis (135)
Middleweight bout: Mike Massenzio (184) vs. Karlos Vemola (185)
Jason has over 10 years of mixed martial arts experience. Currently, he runs his own MMA gym where he also trains (www.evolveacademy.com) . Jason works as a personal trainer and conditioning coach for professional fighters (www.soldierfit.com). You can follow him on Twitter or Facebook at Jmommablackhat.
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