Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller First Official Bout for UFC on FOX 3 in East Rutherford, N.J.

UFC president Dana White has today announced that Nate Diaz will face Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 3 at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. on May 5th, 2012.

White, posting via his twitter account, said:

“Our 3rd FOX fight May 5th at the IZOD Center in New Jersey will feature Nate Diaz vs Jim Miller!!! Nate = 3 sub and 5 FON Jim = 3 SON!!”

Diaz enters the bout looking better than ever with dominating wins over Donald Cerrone and Takanori Gomi. He is 4-2 in his past six fights, but with three “Submission on the Night” and five “Fight of the Night” bonuses to date, this fight could put him right into title contention.

Miller will look to build on a impressive submission win over Melvin Guillard just this past weekend at UFC on FX 1. Prior to that he was defeated by Ben Henderson in a lightweight title contention bout. He’s 9-1 in his past 10 fights and could also be looking for a title shot with a win.

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