UFC On FX 3 Official, Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald Booked

(Tom Lawler as Dan Severn)

Middleweights get slot on Virginia card

UFC on FX 3 is now official for May 15 in Fairfax, Va., and a middleweight contest between Jason MacDonald and Tom Lawlor has been announced for the event.

UFC officials confirmed the news Thursday.

The promotion’s first FX event took place Jan. 20 with UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller. The second takes place March 3 in Sydney, Australia.

Two fights have been announced for the event, including Thiago Silva vs. Brandon Vera, plus the new middleweight tilt between Lawlor and MacDonald.

Lawlor last fought at UFC 139, losing to Chris Weidman by submission. The loss was his third in four fights, leaving the entertaining fighter at 3-3 in the UFC.

MacDonald is coming off a loss of his own after being defeated by Alan Belcher by submission due to strikes at UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans. Prior to that loss, the Canadian defeated Ryan Jensen via submission at UFC 129.