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UFC on FOX 3: Josh Koscheck vs Johny Hendricks booked for May 5 in New Jersey

Pictured: Josh Koscheck.
Pictured: Josh Koscheck.

Add another one.

The UFC on Fox 3 event scheduled for May 5, 2012, at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, has added another big fight for its main card to be broadcast on network television.

As announced by UFC President Dana White on Twitter, Josh Koscheck will attempt to avenge the defeat of his friend and training partner, Jon Fitch, when he takes on Johny Hendricks.

Koscheck is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Mike Pierce at UFC 143 this past Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He wasn't exactly impressive but a win is a win and it puts him in position to do what his buddy Fitch could not.

If he's able to.

Hendricks is no pushover, as evidenced by his win over Fitch. It's not only the fact that he managed to become just the second man to defeat the perennial top contender inside the Octagon it's that he did so by knockout.

In 12 seconds.

Add that to his already impressive 7-1 resume with the UFC and this fight makes dollars and sense. But who takes it, Maniacs?

UFC on FOX 3 takes place on May 5 in New Jersey and will be headlined by a lightweight number one contender bout pitting Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller. Heavyweights Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson are also set to square off on the night's main card.

Koscheck vs. Pierce will presumably join them on the network TV telecast.

For the latest news and notes on the UFC on FOX 3 event click here and stay tuned to for any future updates to this still-developing fight card.

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