2012 UFC on FOX 3 Picks & Predictions for Miller vs. Diaz

2012 UFC on FOX 3 Picks & Predictions for Miller vs. Diaz

2012 UFC on FOX 3 Picks & Predictions for Miller vs. Diaz    
Written by Drew Sharper 

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – UFC on FOX 3 takes place on Saturday night and we have some free picks to consider for the event.

UFC on FOX 3 will have its main card air live on FOX at 8PM ET. The bouts will be held in the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.

UFC Lightweight Bout – Jim Miller (21-3) vs. Nate Diaz (15-7)

This is a real tough pick because Diaz can be very overwhelming with his long reach and striking and is a whiz on the ground with submissions. Miller is a grinder that will keep pushing forward and be the better grappler of the two, as well as the stronger of the two. The key to this fight for me is that it is five rounds. I don’t see Miller stopping Diaz, where I do see Diaz being able to stop Miller. I think as the fight enters the later rounds, Diaz will have done enough to tire Miller and secure a submission victory. FREE PICK – Nate Diaz +185

UFC Welterweight Bout – Josh Koscheck (17-5) vs. Johny Hendricks (12-1)

This fight should also be very close and oddsmakers have given both men a money line of -115. These two are nearly mirror images of each other. Both have powerful hands and tremendous wrestling. The key will be technique, which I think favors Hendricks. I think he has better technical striking, while Koscheck looks to just wing his punches and kicks. I see Hendricks landing the big punch first on the weaker chin of Koscheck. FREE PICK – Johny Hendricks -115

UFC Middleweight Bout – Rousimar Palhares (14-3) vs. Alan Belcher (17-6)

Belcher hasn’t been real active in recent years due to injury and I think this is a fight that fatigue will be his downfall. Palhares is very well rounded, but a monster with leg locks. I think the fight will hit the ground in the later rounds and Belcher will not have the energy to get out of one of Palhares’ leg locks and have to submit. FREE PICK – Rousimar Palhares -290

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