UFC on Fox 3The UFC was back in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday night for UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller. It marked the first time the promotion had been in East Rutherford since UFC 32, featuring Tito Ortiz vs. Elvis Sinosic, more than a decade ago.

Nate Diaz and Jim Miller wasn’t a championship fight, although a title shot was on the line for Diaz, but it was a strong enough main event to draw 10,788 fans for a live gate of $1.1 million, according to UFC president Dana White.

Diaz took the fight to Miller like no one had before. In fact, Diaz’s fight finishing guillotine choke, was the first time the New Jersey native had been finished in his professional career.

Welterweight fighter Johny Hendricks also put himself somewhere at the top of the list for a UFC lightweight title shot, depending upon whether or not he’s willing to wait around for Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar to rematch later this year.

Follow @KenPishna on Twitter or e-mail Ken Pishna.
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

UFC on FOX 18 draws announced attendance of 10,555 for $818k live gate

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

Saturday’s UFC on FOX 18 event drew an announced attendance of 10,555 and a live gate of $818,000. UFC exec Dave Sholler announced the figures at the post-event press conference, which MMAjunkie atte read news >>

UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader Gate and Attendance from New Jersey

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader gate and attendance numbers from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 82 draws 7,422 for live gate of $1.435 million

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 views

LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 82 event drew an announced attendance of 7,422 and a live gate of $1.435 million.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 18 headliner Anthony Johnson plans on retiring within three years

  • 28 days ago
  • 46 views

Veteran UFC fighter Anthony Johnson is on the cusp of another title shot in the light heavyweight division, but he’s already got plans to walk away from the sport.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz Gate and Attendance from Boston

  • 27 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz gate and attendance figures from the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 draws reported 12,022 fans for $1,300,000 gate

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

BOSTON – Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 81 event at Boston’s TD Garden drew an announced attendance of 12,022 fans and a live gate of $1,300,00.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Dana White’s UFC Boston Wrap-Up: We’ve Got to Find Out if Cruz is Healthy

  • 26 days ago
  • 86 views

UFC president Dana White recaps Sunday night's UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston and talks about the resiliency of Dominick Cruz. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 18

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC Fight Night 81 is in the books. The results are as follows (c/o Bleacher Report play-by-play man Craig Amos): Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Dominick Cruz def. T.J. Dillashaw, split-decision (48-47, 4 read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 18

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC Fight Night 81 is in the books. The results are as follows (c/o Bleacher Report play-by-play man Craig Amos): Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Dominick Cruz def. T.J. Dillashaw, split-decision (48-47, 4 read news >>

Who ya got?!? Fighters predict 'Rumble' vs. Bader at UFC on FOX 18

  • 23 days ago
  • 50 views

Two light-heavyweight title hopefuls meets next week in UFC on FOX 18’s headliner. So, who wins?Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>