UFC on FOX 3: Nate Diaz and Jim Miller Will Fight in Top Contender’s Match

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Updated: January 24, 2012

Dana White tweeted that top lightweight contenders Jim Miller and Nate Diaz will battle it out at UFC on FOX 3 in New Jersey on May 5th. Both fighters are at the top of the division and the winner of this match would likely meet the winner of the upcoming UFC lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson.

The fight will take place at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. which makes Jim Miller the hometown favorite. Miller is coming off a first round submission victory off of Melvin Guillard this past weekend at UFC on FX 1 while Nate Diaz recently had his most impressive performance in the octagon en route to a unanimous decision victory over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.

Via Twitter, Dana showed how much of a fan he is of this matchup:

2 Comments

  1. technix

    January 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Awesome matchup, i'd have to favor Jim Miller on this one.

  2. Onri

    January 25, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Wow, this is a tough fight to call. I'm seeing split decision by either fighter.

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