Welcome to the PWInsiderXtra.com live coverage of the UFC On Fox III main card, live from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Fight #9 - UFC Heavyweight Division Fight
Lavar Johnson (16-5-0) vs. Pat Barry (7-4-0)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
The round begins with Barry attacking Johnson quickly with leg kicks, Johnson then goes after Barry with punches while avoiding a head kick. Johnson then grabs Barry to nail him with a knee strike, the fighters then start swinging at each other wildly with Johnson getting the edge. Barry then powers through a stuffed takedown to get on top of Johnson with side control, Johnson then escapes an amaericana attempt from Barry. Barry then starts attacking Johnson with some ground and pound, Johnson then finds a way to get the fight standing. Barry then resumes his leg kick attack on Johnson, Johnson responds by attacking Barry with knee strikes. Johnson then starts tagging Barry near the cage wall, Johnson then drops Barry with a left hook after a long barrage of strikes and the referee jumps in.
Fight Result: Lavar Johnson def. Pat Barry by TKO via strikes (4:38, R1)
Post fight interview with Lavar Johnson, who says that Pat Barry is a tough guy and that he is grateful to be competing in the UFC.
Fight #10 - UFC Middleweight Division Fight
Rousimar Palhares (23-3-0) vs. Alan Belcher (16-5-0)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
The round begins with Palhares attempting a front kick on Belcher, Palhares then scores a takedown on Belcher and they battle for position with the legs. Belcher then goes for the banana split and twister on Palhares, Palhares rolls for the leg of Belcher and he escapes the first few attempts. Belcher then attempts to attack Palhares with some strikes, Belcher finally frees his legs and he gets the open guard of Palhares. Belcher then starts nailing Palhares with a lot of ground and pound, Belcher turns up the striking and the referee jumps in.
Fight Result: Alan Belcher def. Rousimar Palhares by TKO via strikes (4:18, R1)
Post fight interview with Alan Belcher, who says he is badder than Palhares on the ground and they trained for his leg locks in training camp.
Fight #11 - UFC Welterweight Division Fight
Josh Koscheck (19-5-0) vs. Johny Hendricks (12-1-0)
Referee: Kevin Mulhall
The round begins with Koscheck catching Hendricks with a push kick, Koscheck continues to attack Hendricks with different kicks. Koscheck then rocks Hendricks with a ton of strikes near the cage wall, Hendricks then nails Koscheck with a three punch combination. Koscheck then hits Hendricks with an uppercut before eating a left, Hendricks then grabs a hold of Koscheck to knee strike him in the legs. The referee separates the fighters after inactivity and Hendricks nails Koscheck with more lefts, Koscheck responds with a right of his own. Hendricks barely lands a left on Koscheck as the round ends.
The round begins with Hendricks charging at Koscheck while throwing the left, Hendricks then pops Koscheck with an uppercut. Koscheck then scrambles to drag Hendricks to the ground and he gets back control, Koscheck then tries to hurt Hendricks with knee strikes. Hendricks then scrambles to get the fight standing again, Hendricks then grabs a hold of the legs of Koscheck to try and get him to the ground. Hendricks then starts attacking the legs of Koscheck with knee strikes, Hendricks then nails Koscheck with a right uppercut. Koscheck gets Hendricks by the cage wall before hitting him with elbow strikes, Hendricks then goes for the takedown as the round ends.
The round begins with Hendricks barely nailing Koscheck with the left, Koscheck then forces Hendricks up against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters after inactivity and both fighters swing wildly at each other, Hendricks then catches Koscheck with a three punch combination. Koscheck ties up Hendricks and he eats a few uppercuts for his efforts, Hendricks then nails Koscheck with a knee strike. Koscheck then scores the takedown on Hendricks and he gets the half guard, Koscheck then attacks Hendricks with knee strikes. Koscheck continues to attack Hendricks with ground and pound as the round ends.
Fight Result: Johny Hendricks def. Josh Koscheck by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Post fight interview with Johny Hendricks, who says that Josh Koscheck is a tough dude and nothing surprised him tonight.
Main Event - UFC Lightweight Division Fight
Nate Diaz (15-7-0) vs. Jim Miller (21-3-0)
Referee: Keith Peterson
The round begins with Miller quickly attacking Diaz with leg kicks, the fighters then clinch up and exchange knee strikes. Miller then cracks Diaz with an elbow strike to the jaw, Diaz lands a kick on Miller after he slipped from a strike. Miller then cracks Diaz with an uppercut when they clinched up, Diaz then starts attacking the midsection of Miller with punches. The fighters battle for position along the cage wall while exchanging strikes, Diaz then cracks Miller with knee strikes as he gets head control. Diaz then drops Miller with a straight left, Miller then uses a scramble to get the fight standing. Miller scores a takedown on Diaz as the round ends.
The round begins with Miller resuming his leg kick attack on Diaz, the fighters then go to the cage wall after Miller lands a knee strike. The fighters separate and Miller nails Diaz with an elbow strike, Diaz continuously hits Miller with strikes while in the clinch. Miller then cracks Diaz with a left after they split, Diaz then starts attacking Miller with a lot of knee strikes. Diaz pops Miller with several punches before getting nailed with knee strikes again, Miller then goes for the takedown on Diaz and he gets caught in the guillotine choke to force a tap out.
Fight Result: Nate Diaz def. Jim Miller by submission via guillotine choke (4:09, R2)
Post fight interview with Nate Diaz, who says he was happy to compete in New Jersey and that Jim Miller is a tough fighter.