UFC on FOX 3: Alan Belcher vs Rousimar Palhares booked for May 5 in New Jersey

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Looks like we have a "Situation" developing for the UFC on FOX 3 fight card, currently scheduled for May 5, 2012, at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.

Middleweight striking machine Alan Belcher will try to keep his limbs out of harm's way when he tangles with Brazilian tree stump Rousimar Palhares for the promotion's pending return to network television, according to a recent tweet from UFC President Dana White.

Belcher (17-6) battled his way back from a career-threatening eye injury to finish Jason MacDonald at the UFC Fight Night 25 event held last Septmber in New Orleans. It was the third straight win for the hard-hitting "Talent," who could vault himself back "into the mix" with a win over the muscular menace this spring.

Easier said than done.

Palhares (14-3) is also riding three straight wins, having heel-hooked his way to victory over Mike Massenzio at the UFC 142: "Aldo vs. Mendes" pay-per-view event last month in Brazil.

Where does a win over Belcher put him in the division title chase?

UFC on FOX 3 will be headlined by a lightweight number one contender bout pitting Nate Diaz against Jim Miller while heavyweights Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson also sling leather on the action-packed fight card.

In addition, Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks will face off for a spot in the 170-pound pecking order.

For all the latest greatest news and notes for UFC on FOX 3 check out our event archive right here.

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