Rousimar Palhares
The UFC on Fox 3 main card has now been filled.

The final bout announced for the four fight televised card on May 5 will feature a middleweight showdown between Alan Belcher and submission specialist Rousimar Palhares.

UFC President Dana White announced the match-up via Twitter on Monday.

After nearly losing his fighting career to an eye injury, Alan Belcher came back in a big way in 2011 with a TKO win over veteran fighter Jason MacDonald last September at UFC Fight Night 25.

The win moved Belcher to 3-0 over his last three fights, and he appears on the verge of title contention. He’ll have no easy task ahead of him however when he returns in May.

Leg-lock specialist Rousimar Palhares keeps proving everybody wrong that moves like heel hooks just don’t get pulled off that often in MMA.

Palhares has finished four of his seven opponents in the UFC with the leg buckling submission, and maybe he’ll be looking for number five in May.

Training under legendary Brazilian coach Murilo Bustamante, Palhares may be the most devastating submission fighter in the UFC currently, and he will look to build upon that reputation facing Belcher at UFC on Fox 3.

For the first time since signing the historic TV deal, the UFC on Fox 3 card will feature four televised bouts during the 2-hour broadcast taking place on May 5 from the IZOD Center in New Jersey.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Kim and Nelson to Headline UFC's Return to Belfast

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC® announced today that No.10-ranked “The Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim will take on No.12 Gunnar "Gunni” Nelson in Belfast on Saturday November 19 at the SSE Arena. read news >>

Dong Hyun Kim vs. Gunnar Nelson Headlines UFC Belfast

  • 26 days ago
  • 45 views

UFC recently announced that No.10 ranked Dong Hyun Kim will take on No.12 Gunnar Nelson would headline a UFC Fight Night card in Belfast, Northern Ireland. read news >>

UFC 203 Primer: Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 24 days ago
  • 52 views

UFC 203 will feature the king of Cleveland, Stipe Miocic (15-2), in his first UFC heavyweight championship title defense. Miocic ended his city's long championship drought by knocking Fabricio Werdum read news >>

Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy Fight Announced for UFC 205: Details, Reaction

  • 20 days ago
  • 19 views

Rashad Evans will make his return to the Octagon in November as a middleweight and challenge Tim Kennedy at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden in New York. Evans made the announcement during an intervi read news >>

UFC Statement on CB Dollaway

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC announced that CB Dollaway has had to withdraw from his scheduled bout at UFC 203 due to an injury he suffered last night as a result of an elevator accident at a hotel in Cleveland. read news >>

UFC 203 Fighter Bonuses: Stipe Miocic Retains Belt and Bags Bonus | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 28 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the winners of the fighter bonuses stemming from UFC 203 during the event's post-fight press conference on Saturday. read news >>

Jon Fitch vs. Jake Shields Headlines WSOF 34 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 16 views

WSOF officially announced on Tuesday the highly anticipated welterweight title fight between reigning champion Jon Fitch and No. 1 contender Jake Shields. read news >>

Tyron Woodley v. Stephen Thompson Fight Announced for UFC 205: Details, Reaction

  • 14 days ago
  • 19 views

UFC 205 gained another fight Friday, as Fox Sports' Damon Martin reported that Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson will square off for the welterweight title on Nov. 12 from Madison Square Garden. She read news >>

UFC Gym® Announces Exclusive Partnership with Fitspiration Philippines Corporation

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC GYM® today announced an exclusive 10-year partnership with the Fitspiration Philippines Corporation to open 30 locations throughout The Republic of the Philippines. The first signature UFC read news >>

UFC Hires New Matchmaker with Joe Silva Exiting at Year's End | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 29 views

With longtime UFC matchmaker Joe Silva retiring at year's end, officials on Tuesday announced the hiring of another matchmaker. read news >>