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Rousimar Palhares to face Alan Belcher

Updated: February 13, 2012, 1:16 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Middleweight submission specialist Rousimar Palhares and fast-rising Alan Belcher will meet May 5 at UFC on Fox 3 in East Rutherford, N.J., promotion president Dana White said Monday on Twitter.

Palhares (14-3) has won six of his past seven fights, registering four submission victories during that span.

Belcher (17-6) will enter the bout riding a three-fight win streak. He began getting some attention as a 185-pound contender after his first-round stoppage of Jason MacDonald in September.

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