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UFC on FOX 3 news: Pat Barry vs Lavar Johnson fight booked for May 5, Diaz vs Miller now five round main event

Pictured: Pat Barry
Pictured: Pat Barry

The UFC on Fox 3 fight card, which is booked to go down this coming May 5, 2012, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is quickly shaping up. And there's a trend making itself quite clear.

The promotion today announced that the previously scheduled bout pitting lightweight bangers Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller will now serve as the five-round main event of the evening. While the fight has yet to be officially declared a title eliminator, it would seem to make the most sense.

Additionally, a heavyweight scrap was booked pitting the heavy-handed kickboxer, Pat Barry, against Strikeforce import Lavar Johnson. Both men are coming off crushing knockout victories, Barry at UFC on FX 1 this past Jan. 20 and Johnson at the UFC on Fox 2 event on Jan. 28.

So we've now got two bouts confirmed for the main card that featuring competitors who generally go out of their way to put on a show for the fans.

The three FOX fight cards will have run the gamut of match-ups. The first event featured a heavyweight championship fight, the second saw safer match-making that led to three relatively boring decisions and now they're delivering fights that promise to be barnburners.

Calculated or just a coincidence?

Here's how the UFC on FOX 3 fight card looks right now:

Main event:

155 lbs.: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller

Main card:

265 lbs.: Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson

Preliminary card:

155 lbs.: Anthony Ferguson vs. Dennis Hallman
125 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Darren Uyenoyama

Maniacs, how do you feel about the way this event is shaping up? And what should the third and final FOX fight be?

Let's get your fantasy bookings in the comments section below.

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