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Sengoku veteran Nick Denis will take on "TUF 14" cast member Johnny Bedford in a bantamweight bout inked for UFC on FOX 3 on May 5. Denis made a spectacular UFC debut last month, KO'ing Joseph Sandoval with standing elbows in just 22 seconds at UFC on FX 1. Bedford was also victorious in his first UFC appearance, handing a one-sided beatdown to Louis Gaudinot before finishing him with strikes in the third round at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale in December. [UFC.com]
The inaugural UFC on FUEL TV event garnered an average of 217,000 for this past Wednesday night's broadcast. It was the highest take-in for a live event in the channel's history. FUEL TV previously averaged 148,000 for the UFC on FX 1 prelims and 144,000 for the UFC on FOX 2 undercard. [Sherdog]
"TUF 14" finalist Dennis Bermudez will return to action at UFC on FOX 3 as well against submission artist Pablo Garza. Bermudez, who is currently mired in a three-fight losing streak, nearly defeated Diego Brandao before submitting to a surprise armbar in the featherweight finals of "TUF 14" in December. Garza last had a two-fight win streak snapped at the hands of rising featherweight contender Dustin Poirer at the first UFC on FOX show this past November. [UFC.com]
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