“UFC on FOX 5” main card lands three high profile bouts
Three monster match ups have been added to “UFC on FOX 5.”
The card will be headlined by a main event between lightweight champion Benson Henderson and top contender Nate Diaz, while a light heavyweight tilt between Alexander Gustafsson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will serve as the co-main event.
MMAjunkie.com and USA Today Sports first reported the news.
“UFC on FOX 5” takes place on December 8, though a venue and host city have yet to be announced.
The lightweight title bout will be the second championship contest to broadcast during a “UFC on FOX” event. The first was a heavyweight title fight between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez at the “UFC on FOX 1.”
The three fights expected for the card immediately make this event the most high-profile event to hit FOX since the UFC and the company came to an agreement on a network deal.
Also, it comes at an interesting time, as many have been critical of the promotion for the pay-per-view card lineups as of late.
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