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Injuries Affect Lineup for UFC on FOX in NJ

Up-to-the-minute news about the third UFC on FOX fight card, expected to take place May 5 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. More details including ticket information will be released in the coming week.

More fight card updates:
UFC on FUEL TV 2 - April 14
UFC 145 - April 21
UFC on FOX 3 - May 5
UFC on FUEL TV 3 - May 15
Strikeforce San Jose - May 19
UFC 146 - May 26
TUF Live Finale - June 1
UFC on FX 3 - June 8
UFC on FX 4 - June 22
UFC 147 - June 23
UFC 148 - July 7
UFC 149 - July 21

Darren Uyenoyama has been sidelined with an injury, unable to take on John Dodson in the fighters' UFC flyweight debuts in New Jersey May 5. Stepping into his spot on the fight card is newcomer Tim Elliott, who is riding an eight-fight win streak. Dodson took last season's Ultimate Fighter by storm, winning the competition and now has his sights on UFC's newest division and the flyweight championship belt.

Also on the UFC on FOX card, an injury has forced Johnny Bedford to withdraw from his bantamweight bout with highly-touted Canadian prospect Nick Denis. Bedford's TUF 14 castmate Roland Delorme will replace him in what is now a battle between Canadians.

The Curse of "El Cucuy" Strikes Again? updated April 18
TUF 13 winner Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson has received a new opponent -- his third in two months -- for the May 5 event at UFC on FOX. He will now face TUF 12 finalist Michael Johnson, who is replacing the injured Thiago Tavares.

Tavares himself was tapped to replace Ferguson's original opponent, Dennis Hallman.

Superman Out, Tavares in at UFC on FOX updated March 16
Dennis "Superman" Hallman has been injured and forced off the UFC on FOX card taking place on Cinco de Mayo. Fellow grappler Thiago Tavares has agreed to step in to battle TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson in the lightweight tilt. Brazilian black belt Tavares is coming off two wins, both fought in Brazil, at UFC 134 and UFC 142.

Jersey Card to Showcase TUF 14 Stars updated February 17
Two more bouts have been added to the UFC on FOX </a>fight card, guaranteeing action in the lighter weight divisions.

Nick Denis put the rest of the bantamweight division on notice with a devastating 22-second KO of The Night debut in his first UFC outing, while TUF 14's Johnny Bedford won a landslide victory in his last fight at the series finale. Now, these two have verbally agreed to clash at the UFC on FOX event May 5.

In the featherweight division, TUF 14 finalist Dennis Bermudez has agreed to take on Pablo Garza, known for his dynamic fighting style that's seen Octagon finishes via flying knee and flying guillotine.

Belcher-Palhares / Kos-Hendricks Added to May 5 FOX Event updated February 13
May 5th's star-studded UFC on FOX </a>card got another dose of high-stakes action, as middleweight contenders Alan "The Talent" Belcher and Rousimar Palhares have agreed to meet in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Combined, the two have won six in a row, making this bout a pivotal one when it comes to the 185-pound title picture.

Verbal agreements are also in for a battle between two top-ten welterweights as Johny Hendricks, coming off a 12-second KO win over longtime top-ranked Jon Fitch, will take on Josh Koscheck, who is coming off of victories over Matt Hughes and Mike Pierce.

Cholish, Castillo to Clash in May updated February 6
Verbal agreements are in for a lightweight matchup between New Jersey’s own John Cholish and Danny "Last Call" Castillo May 5. Both men are coming off of December wins - Cholish scored a TKO of Mitch Clarke at UFC 140; Castillo took a late-replacement gig and earned the split decision over Anthony Njokuani at UFC 141.

Hitman vs. Panzer in North Jersey This May updated February 6
Verbal agreements are in for a match featuring two of Europe’s top welterweights as Germany’s undefeated 10-0 Pascal "Panzer" Krauss will take on England’s 15-1 John "The Hitman" Hathaway May 5 in New Jersey.

Gaudinot Gets Cinco de Mayo Showdown at Flyweight
updated February 3
The UFC flyweight division continues to take shape as Louis Gaudinot returns to his true weight class after his stint on last season's Ultimate Fighter. He'll next face John Lineker, who will enter the UFC riding a 13-fight win streak. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup at UFC on FOX </a>in May.

Heavyweights Barry vs. Johnson to Collide on FOX updated February 1
Get ready for heavyweight fireworks as verbal agreements are in for a showdown between knockout artists Lavar "Big" Johnson and Pat "HD" Barry on the main card of FOX's third event this May 5 in New Jersey.

Plus, Karlos Vemola has verbally agreed to drop down to middleweight to face New Jersey’s own Mike "The Master of Disaster" Massenzio.

UFC officials also confirmed that the lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller that night will be the main event and will be scheduled for five rounds.

Superman vs. the Boogeyman in New Jersey in May updated January 30
A second lightweight scrap has been added to the UFC on FOX  fight card recently announced for May 5 in East Rutherford, NJ. Lightweights Dennis "Superman" Hallman and TUF 13 winner Tony "El Cucuy" (which translates to "The Boogeyman") Ferguson have verbally agreed to the matchup.

Ferguson is coming off a December 3rd decision win after a thrilling three-round fight with fellow stand-up ace Yves Edwards; Hallman scored a first-round blitz submission over John Makdessi a week later at UFC 140.

Third FOX Event to Feature Lightweight War updated January 24
East Rutherford, New Jersey could well be home to Fight of the Year this May 5 on FOX, as two of the best lightweights in the world collide to move closer to a title shot. New Jersey’s own Jim Miller, coming off of a Submission of the Night win over Melvin Guillard, will take on Nate Diaz, who is coming off a Fight of the Night-winning victory over Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.

UFC president Dana White tweeted the news today, noting that both men are known bonus collectors. Miller has won a Fight of the Night award and three Submission of the Night awards; Diaz has won three Submission of the Night awards and five Fight of the Night awards.

Also at that event, verbal agreements are in for a meetup at 125 pounds between last season's Ultimate Fighter bantamweight winner, John Dodson, and Darren Uyenoyama. Both men are moving down from 135 pounds to do battle in the UFC's newest division, flyweight.