At 27 years old, Ferguson (13-2) appears to have acclimated well since riding a string of knockouts to The Ultimate Fighter 13's welterweight crown. Driven by a formidable standup game, "El Cucuy" has rolled to six straight victories, including a TKO stoppage of Aaron Riley and decision win over Yves Edwards in late-2011.
Hallman (51-14-2, 1 NC), meanwhile, simply hopes to stay in the UFC's good graces after following the ill-advised speedo incident by badly missing weight at UFC 140. A veteran of over 16 years, with 40 submission finishes to his name, "Superman" has blazed through a 8-2 record during his recent career resurgence, punctuated by a first-round victory over John Makdessi that likely saved his job.
UFC on Fox 3 takes place May 5th, 2012 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A headliner has yet to be announced.
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