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 (17-6) and submission specialist Rousimar Palhares (14-3).
After nearly losing his fighting career to an eye injury, 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 closer to thoughts of title contention.
Leg-lock specialist 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.
UFC on FOX 3 takes place May 5 at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.