Alan Belcher Vs. Rousimar Palhares Middleweight Fight Added To UFC On FOX 3
By FCF Staff
Middleweight (185 pounds) stars and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts Alan Belcher (17-6) and Rousimar Palhares (14-3) will collide at UFC on FOX 3 at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. on May 5, UFC President Dana White announced today.
Belcher returned to The Octagon in stunning fashion after a 16-month layoff due to an eye injury, stopping Jason MacDonald with an onslaught of punches in the first round of their matchup at UFC Fight Night 25 on Sept. 17, 2011. Belcher is looking for his fourth straight victory.
Likewise, Palhares will put a three-fight win streak on the line. He earned his last win by first round submission (heel hook) over Mike Massenzio at UFC 142 on Jan. 14.
Updated UFC on FOX 3 fight card:
Main Event: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller
Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck
Alan Belcher vs. Rousimar Palhares
Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson
John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss
John Dodson vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish
Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker