It looks like the UFC liked the idea of Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller as much as everyone else did after their recent wins because they’ve gone ahead and booked the match-up for UFC on FOX 3 on May 5.
Dana White announced the fight this evening on Twitter.
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!!
Dana didn’t mention any title implications involved with the fight, but you have to imagine the winner would be right up there with the Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis winner for the next lightweight title fight. There’s definitely a lot of possibilities at lightweight right now.
Another UFC on FOX 3 match-up was also announced tonight. TUF 14’s bantamweight winner John Dodson will move down to flyweight to take on Darren Uyenoyama.
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