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“UFC On FOX 3: Diaz Vs. Miller” Results

Welcome to’s live coverage of UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller. Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The main card will air live on FOX while the preliminary card will air on FUEL TV.

Now, on to the action! We’ll have live round-by round coverage of all preliminary and main card bouts updated every few minutes. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.


Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola

Tonight’s fight card will be kicked off by middleweights Mike Massenzio and Karlos Vemola. Once a heavyweight, Vemola is making his debut at 185lbs against Massenzio.

Round 1: They touch gloves and Vemola circles the outside. Vemola gets in the first shot with a left hand. Massenzio shoots for the takedown and looks to have it, but Vemola squirms away. Vemola avoids another takedown and his holding onto a front choke. They break apart. Vemola with a hard leg kick. Massenzio stings Vemola with a series of punches. They clinch up and Massenzio goes for the takedown. Vemola threatens the guillotine, but Massenzio defends and goes to work from half guard. Massenzio’s aggressiveness looks to be wearing Vemola down. Massenzio with a pair of hard lefts, an uppercut followed by a straight. Another straight left. Vemola is weary. Massenzio gets Vemola down and winds up in side control against the fence. Vemola explodes from a north-south choke to his feet. Vemola plods after Massenzio and hits a big takedown before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Massenzio

Round 2: Vemola’s right eye showing damage. Massenzio gets in a nice combination that Vemola answers with a hard looping right. Vemola charges after Massenzio behind another right and they wind up on the ground. Massenzio threatens the guillotine, but Vemola avoids and goes to work from top position. After threatening with a choke himself, Vemola pounds on Massenzio with a series of pounding left hands. Amidst the barrage, Vemola sinks in a rear naked choke with no hooks in and forces the tap.

Karlos Vemola defeated Mike Massenzio via submission (rear naked choke) 1:07 of round 2

Roland Delorme vs. Nick Denis

Round 1: These two are off to a quick start, with Denis getting in some nice shots before avoiding a trip attempt. They clinch up against the cage. Denis’ striking is very tight and he’s landing well, but he gets clipped by a right from Delorme. Denis fires right back, avoids another trip and hits one of his own. Denis shakes off an armbar attempt. Delorme reverses and goes for the takedown, briefly putting Denis down. Denis gets to his feet and they clinch on the wall. Denis wearing on Delorme with a series of digging right hands. Two hard knees nail Delorme; it’s a wonder he’s still on his feet. Delorme trying desperately to stay in the clinch. A wobbled Delorme manages to tie Denis up on the ground. Denis backs off and lets him up with a minute to go. Delorme with a nice left counter. Another left lands flush for Delorme. Delorme wobbles Denis with a one-two. Delorme teeing off now, prompting Denis to go after the clinch. Delorme hits a trip and lands in half guard. Delorme slaps on a rear naked choke as Denis rolls, forcing Denis to tap with seconds left. What a fight.

Roland Delorme defeated Nick Denis via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:59 of round 1

Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza

Round 1: A glove touch gets us started. Bermudez shoots in immediately behind an overhand right. Garza grabs his neck, but doesn’t pull anything off. Garza gets to his feet, but Bermudez keeps him pinned to the wall. Garza very active from his back, threatening to reverse position or set up a submission. Bermudez controlling from teh top though. Garza nails Bermudez with two mean up-kicks. Bermudez backs out, stunned, but shoots in again before Garza can do anything. Garza gets to his feet and gets in some decent strikes before Bermudez picks him up with the high crotch and dumps him to the mat with ease.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez

Round 2: Bermudez closes the distance early, grating Garza against the fence. Bermudez keeping this one ugly, preventing Garza from working his range. Bermudez with a big takedown. Bermudez controlling from the top again, advancing position on Garza and working ground and pound. Garza doing well in keeping Bermudez’s posture in check. Garza again manages to work to his feet, but he’s only there briefl before Bermudez throws him to the mat. Garza establishes half guard, but Bermudez shuts down any offense. Bermudez hits another takedown before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez

Round 3: Bermudez digs in with some punches and tries to fire a jumping knee; he’s far from the mark. He gets in close on Garza and dumps him to the mat forcefully though, going back to work with ground and pound. Garza is very solid off of his back, but Bermudez is continually shutting him down. Three minutes to go and Bermudez seems to have established how the rest of the fight will play out. The ref stands them up after a period of inactivity. Bermudez immediately ducks under some punches and hits the takedown. Bermudez defends a takedown and ends up on top, taking half guard. Garza working up-kicks, but Bermudez is hip to it. Just over a minute to go and Bermudez takes mount. Bermudez softening up Garza with punches, forcing him to roll so that he can take his back. Bermudez going for the rear naked choke. Thirty seconds to go and Garza is defending well. Garza survives.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez

Dennis Bermudez defeated Pablo Garza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish

Round 1: Mostly feinting for the first minute; Castillo shoots in and closes the distance. Cholish defends the takedown and lands a nice punch-leg kick combo. Cholish slips and avoids a front headlock attempt. Cholish goes for the takedown and briefly gets Castillo to the mat. Castillo defends a trip and turns Cholish into the fence before they separate. Back to a feint-heavy stand up bout. The crowd is growing restless. Castillo digs in and lands a nice right hand to the body and then one to the head. A nice right hand lands for Castillo. They end the round on their feet.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 3: Castillo lands another big slam. Cholish pops up quickly, but Castillo is keeping him pinned against the cage. Cholish rolls for a leg, but Castillo isn’t having it. He defends and takes top position on the ground. Cholish stands and Castillo backs off. The fight has settled back into a measured striking contest, with neither man holding a clear edge or landing much of significance. The crowd boos heavily. Less than a minute to go. Cholish drops for a leg again, but Castillo defends and ends the round on top scoring with ground and pound.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castillo

Danny Castillo defeated John Cholish via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

Round 1: They touch gloves and go at it like Tasmanian devils. Lineker gets off with a mean multi-punch flurry. Gaudinot staying in the pocket and firing back, but Lineker is getting the better of it. These two are just digging in their heels and throwing down in the pocket. They’ve settled down some now. They’re both still trading predominantly punches, with Lineker holding a slight edge. Lineker really digging in when he goes to the body. If the New Jersey crowd wanted a fight, they’re getting one now. Gaudinot hits a takedown. Gaudinot working some really solid ground and pound and controlling position well. Lineker briefly stalls his assault by threatening with a leg lock. Gaudinot defends; Lineker gets to his feet before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lineker

Round 2: This round starts out a bit slower, but these two are still engaging readily. Gaudinot more active so far. Lineker has Gaudinot covering up with some mean shots to the body against the fence. This is an outright slugfest; they’re trading knees and punches with bad intentions. Gaudinot hits another takedown with about two minutes left. Gaudinot feeding Lineker a steady diet of short punches and elbows. Lineker looking to isolate the leg again. Gaudinot backs him off of it with ground and pound. Lineker goes to stand and Gaudinot slaps on a guillotine standing, dragging Lineker to the mat. Lineker goes out; it’s over.

Louis Gaudinot defeated John Lineker via submission (guillotine) at 4:54 of round 2

John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss

Round 1: They touch gloves and Hathaway immediately gets after Krauss with a pair of lefts. Krauss moving forward, but Hathaway keeping him honest with solid counters. Hathaway with a kick to the body. Hathaway working his left really well to disrupt Krauss’ attack. Hathaway ducks for the takedown but gets denied. He nails Krauss with a knee thrown seamlessly after the denied takedown. Krauss goes down and Hathaway follows, now working from guard. Krauss seems to have recovered, he’s doing well at stalling Hathaway’s offense from the top. Hathaway backs off and goes back to striking. Krauss lands a solid one-two. Hathaway overcommits on a knee and gets taken down. Krauss ends the round out in half guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway

Round 2: Hathaway hits the double after some even-keeled striking from both men. Hathaway working elbows and ground and pound while trying to pass. Krauss doing well to prevent him from doing so. Hathaway scoring with ground and pound. Krauss is defending well, but can’t free himself. Krauss manages to get to his feet and Hathaway backs away from him. Less than two minutes to go. Hathaway using his range to land strikes from the outside. He shakes Krauss off after he closes the distance. Hathaway lands a stinging right hand. Krauss grabs hold of Hathaway and bulls him into the fence. Thirty seconds left. Hathaway keeps to his feet.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway

Round 3: A glove touch to start off the final frame. Hathaway starts off the round feeding Krauss stiff, straight punches. Hathaway shoots for the takedown after some brief striking and manages to deposit Krauss on the canvas. Two and a half minutes to go and Hathaway is controlling from half guard. They’re back to their feet after Krauss squirms free. They’ve both lost the heat on their strikes. Hathaway with a spinning backfist. Hathaway cracks Krauss with an overhand right and knocks him off balance. Krauss goes for the takedown against the fence; Hathaway spun away and landed a hard knee. Krauss is bleeding and hurt and Hathaway is coming after him, dogging him. Seconds left. Krauss survives.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway

John Hathaway defeated Pascal Krauss via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

John Dodson vs. Tim Elliot

Round 1: Both men try flying kicks that miss. Elliot employing similar wild tactics to Dodson. Elliot pursuing the takedown relentlessly, putting Dodson on his heels. Dodson keeps to his feet. Dodson with a hard knee to the body and some solid punch counters before briefly dragging Elliot down. Dodson with another solid knee. Dodson settling into a counter rhythm, making Elliot pay for any aggressiveness. Dodson catches a kick and takes Elliot down. Elliot threatens a submission immediately and Dodson backs off. Elliot keeping the pressure on; he gets poked in the eye. The fight is halted and Elliot sees the doctor. Blinking, Elliot insists that he’s fine and they get back to it. Elliot comes after Dodson, but Dodson avoids his shots and answers with mean counter punches.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dodson

Round 2: Elliot can barely open his left eye, but he still presses forward. Elliot is a wild man, somersaulting away after throwing a kick and then launching a cartwheel kick. Elliot with a pair of lefts. Elliot’s unpredictability is giving Dodson some trouble, but Dodson is keeping his head and still landing the cleaner and more effective shots. Both men getting in some good strikes. Dodson starting to work in standing elbows to his offense. Dodson peppers Elliot with a jab. Elliot puts Dodson on the run with a wild assault, but Dodson manages to avoid the worst of it. Dodson catches Elliot low with an open handed strike. They only break briefly. Dodson shoots for the double and slams Elliot down. Elliot is quickly up to his feet, firing off knees.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 3: Dodson complained of his hand hurting between rounds. Elliot comes out strong, putting Dodson on his heels. Looks like it was Dodson’s left hand, which is why he started using standing elbows. Dodson lands the elbow and continues to pump the right jab. Elliot is pressuring, landing some solid punches. Dodson with a nice knee. Elliot continues to land the one-two flush. Elliot defends the takedown. Elliot catches a kick, but can’t get a takedown from it. Dodson with another solid knee. Elliot with a one-two. Dodson starting to fire off leg kicks. Elliot tags Dodson with several hard punches. Elliot catches a kick and starts to nail Dodson with punches while he has Dodson off balance. Dodson getting lit up now. Another kick gets caught and Elliot makes him pay for it with hard punches. The round ends as they trade in the middle.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Elliot

John Dodson defeated Tim Elliot via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson

Round 1: Johnson starts out with two solid leg kicks, one to the inside and one to the outside. Johnson sneaks in a left hand. It’s evenly contested so far, both man showing the other a lot of respect. Ferguson slips on a kick. Johnson floors Ferguson with a right hand. Ferguson hops back up, but the momentum has shifted in Johnson’s favor. Johnson working kicks into his offense well. Ferguson looks to be a bit confused on how to take control. Johnson chopping away with kicks to the legs and body, interrupted by punches. Ferguson closes the round with a hard kick to the body and some hard follow up punches.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 2: The second starts out measured, both men respectful of the other’s stand up. Things start to heat up, they dig in and trade punches from the picket, both men getting in good punches. Neither man is running away with it in the second frame, but Johnson is still keeping up the more varied attack. Ferguson sticks Johnson with a left. Johnson answers with one of his own to back Ferguson up. Just over a minute to go and it’s still evenly matched. Johnson shoots for the takedown as the round closes but Ferguson defends.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 3: Fergsuon comes out aggressive, but Johnson lands the first very significant shot with an overhand left. Ferguson lands a straight right that buckles Johnson. Johnson recovers immediately. It’s mostly more of the same in this round: the fight is being contested exclusively on the feet and it’s staying very even. Johnson sticks Ferguson with a straight left that momentarily weakens his knees. Johnson goes for the takedown and is stuffed. Johnson turning it up as the round closes, tagging Ferguson with some solid punches. Johnson popping Ferguson’s head back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Michael Johnson defeated Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson

The first main card bout takes place between two heavyweight sluggers in Barry and Johnson.

Round 1: They touch gloves and set up in the center. They both dig in with punches and Barry digs in with a mean leg kick. Barry gets backed to the cage and fires off a head kick. Johnson looking to engage the clinch and work knees. He lands a pair to the face. Barry in trouble, getting stuck on the cage as Johnson hammers him with big punches. Barry shoots for the takedown and Johnson sprawls. Barry manages to fight to mount, but then switches to side control. Barry looking for an Americana; it looks tight, but Johnson manages to fight out of it. Barry still in side control. Less than two minutes to go. Johnson rolls to his knees with an underhook and gets to his feet. Barry with another leg kick as Johnson charges forward. Johnson with a knee. Johnson knocks Barry back with a head kick. Barry is pinned against the cage as Johnson tees off with punches. Thirty seconds left and Barry is just covering up, Johnson is wailing on him repeatedly with a right uppercut-left hook combo. Barry drops to the mat after absorbing a tremendous beating. This one is over.

Lavar Johnson defeated Pat Barry via TKO (strikes) at 4:38 of round 1

Rousimar Palhares vs. Alan Belcher

Round 1: No glove touch in this middleweight fight. No strikes thrown yet, but Belcher is controlling the center. Palhares dives for a takedown and gets it with ease. Palhares looks to work for a leg and Belcher threatens with the twister. These guys are tangled like pretzels. Belcher still looking to set up the twister; Palhares is defending well. Palhares defends and rolls for the leg. He straightens it out; Belcher is defending well, but it’s tense. This isn’t where he wants to be with Palhares. It’s a chess match as Palhares looks for the leg, but Belcher defends every step and manages to free his leg. Belcher in Palhares’ guard now, working ground and pound. Belcher landing some hard ground and pound, punches and elbows. Palhares is stunned, Belcher is wailing away. The ref stops it with less than a minute to go. Very impressive performance by The Talent.

Alan Belcher defeated Rousimar Palhares via TKO (strikes) at 4:18 of round 1

Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks

Round 1: No glove touch to start the main event. Koscheck starts off with a front kick. Koscheck looking to stay at kicking range. Hendricks gets poked in the eye as he charges after Koscheck. The ref doesn’t catch it. Koscheck tagging Hendricks with some hard shots against the cage. Hendricks is firing back, but Koscheck is holding an early edge, landing hard and quick punches. Hendricks continually wiping his right eye. Hendricks denied on a takedown attempt. Hendricks nails Koscheck with a left hand before dropping for the takedown. Hendricks gets him down briefly; Koscheck pops up, but Hendricks keeps him against the cage working knees to the thighs. The reg separates them after a bit. Hendricks lands another solid left hand. Hendricks with a hard right. Neither man seems in for an easy night. Hendricks drops for the takedown, but Koscheck defends with a kimura attempt. Koscheck gets off with a hard flurry that Hendricks answers with a stiff right. Hendricks with two flush punches. Koscheck lands a body kick. Hendricks charges after him with two lefts and a body kick.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Koscheck

Round 2: Hendricks lunging after Koscheck with a series of left hands; Koscheck avoids them. Hendricks with an uppercut. Koscheck defends a takedown and briefly threatens with a front choke before spinning to take the back. Hendricks defends and stands up. Koscheck’s right eye is showing damage. Hendricks shoots for a double and bulls Koscheck into the fence. Koscheck defends well and gets to his feet. Hendricks keeping him against the cage, working knees to the thigh. The ref separates them. Koscheck whiffs on an overhand right. Hendricks clips Koscheck with a right uppercut and then sticks two left hands. Hendricks ties Koscheck up, but Koscheck makes him pay for it with two hard elbows. Hendricks breaks free and launches another hard left. Hendricks with a left shovel punch. Thirty seconds left. Hendricks shoots for a takedown behind a left hand. Koscheck defends until the bell.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Hendricks

Round 3: They start out swinging, with neither man landing much before Koscheck shoots for the takedown. Hendricks defending as the ref breaks it. Koscheck swings away and gets in some hard shots. Hendricks is still firing back. Hendricks catches Koscheck with a hard punch and starts to unload on him. Koscheck is hurt and his right eye is clearly damaged. He hangs in there and lands a few counters before clinching with Hendricks. Hendricks turns him on the fence and the ref breaks them up. Koscheck with a body kick. Hendricks wobbles Koscheck with a hard knee behind another left hand, but Koscheck powers through it and gets the takedown. Kosheck trying to pass with 1:30 left. Koscheck in half guard working hard for mount. Thirty seconds left. If Hendricks doesn’t get up and do something dramatic, this is Koscheck’s fight. Ten seconds left and Koscheck is riding it out on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Koscheck

Johny Hendricks defeated Josh Koscheck via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller

Miller makes his war walk to the strains of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising.” Nate Diaz follows after with Tupac’s “Still Ballin'” blaring through the arena.

Diaz denies the glove touch.

Round 1: Miller gets off first with a hard leg kick. Miller walks Diaz to the cage after some back and forth striking. Diaz fighting off his assault and working knees from the clinch. Diaz knocks Miller off balance from the clinch and then lands a body kick. Another leg kick from Miller. Diaz establishing the range on his punches. An inside leg kick lands for Diaz. Diaz walks Miller to the fence behind a one-two. Miller turns him, but Diaz is getting in solid knees from the clinch. Miller goes for the takedown, but Diaz defends, grabs the front headlock and lands a nice knee. Diaz with a hard series of punches to the body. Miller answers with a body kick. Diaz keeping Miller at the end of his punches. He drops Miller with a one-two. Miller goes for a desperation takedown with thirty seconds to go. Diaz spins to take the back, but Miller threatens to reverse and Diaz pops to his feet. Miller gets a takedown and Diaz sweeps him before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Diaz

Round 2: Miller with a leg kick. Diaz ducks a combo and engages the clinch, walking Miller to the fence. He gets in some solid dirty boxing that Miller answers with short knees. Miller lands a big elbow. Diaz has bloodied Miller’s nose. Diaz getting in some nice offense from the clinch, including a powerful knee. Diaz tags Miller after he tries a flying knee. Diaz taunting him, takes a foot to the face and eggs Miller on. Diaz presses him to the cage and works more dirty boxing/short knees. Diaz landing some good knees from the front headlock position. Diaz showing some great clinch work, landing solid punches and knees. Diaz threatens with a foot sweep, then goes after Miller with hard punches. Diaz toying with Miller, tagging him up. Diaz defends the takedown and slaps on a one-arm guillotine. Miller tries to fight it off, but Diaz adjusts and locks it up tighter, forcing the tap. Great performance by Diaz.

Nate Diaz defeated Jim Miller via submission (guillotine) at 4:09 of round 2

Great showing of respect between Diaz and Miller, as well as with Miller’s team. Diaz encourages people to buy Miller’s shirt, since the proceeds go to the Daniel James Miller Foundation. “Support the cause!”

Diaz shouts out to Gilbert Melendez, calling him the best lightweight in the world.