After snapping losing streaks with recent knockouts, heavyweights Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson are set to meet in a likely slugfest on the main card of UFC on May 5 in New Jersey, the UFC announced today.
The UFC also confirmed that a scrap between lightweight contenders Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will be five-rounds and headline UFC on Fox 3.
Barry (7-4) scored a first-round KO of Christian Morecraft in the “Fight of the Night” at UFC on FX 1 on Jan. 20 to bounce back from losses to Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve, while Johnson dropped Joey Beltran in the opening round at UFC on Fox 2 this past Saturday as he earned for “Knockout of the Night” honors in his Octagon debut following a pair of Strikeforce losses.
UFC on Fox 3 also includes lightweights Tony Ferguson vs. Dennis Hallman and flyweights John Dodson vs. Darren Uyenoyama.
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Pictured: Pat Barry (via UFC.com)