Main Card Set For UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs Diaz
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.20.2012
On December 8...
MMA Junkie reports that the main card has been set for December's UFC on FOX 5, which will feature lightweight champion Benson Henderson (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) defend against Nate Diaz (16-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC). It will take place on December 8 at the KeyArena in Seattle. Tickets go on sale October 5.
This will be FOX's final televised UFC event of 2012, and will feature four fights on the main card. These include light heavyweights Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (21-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), welterweights B.J. Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) vs. Rory MacDonald (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), and welterweights Mike Swick (15-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC) vs. Matt Brown (15-11 MMA, 8-5 UFC).
Dana White said: "The fans in Seattle are amazing, and I love holding events there. Well, on Dec. 8 we are bringing them an absolutely stacked card. Not only do we have the UFC lightweight title fight between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz, but also 'Shogun' vs. Gustafsson, B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald, and Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown. This is an incredible card for the fans in Seattle."
Tickets range from $50 to $300 and go on sale to the general public at 1 PM ET (10 AM ET). UFC Fight Club members can buy tickets on October 3 at 1 PM ET and UFC.com e-newsletter subscribers can buy tickets on October 4 at 1 PM ET.
Here's the full card:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
Champ Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz (for lightweight title)
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn
Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 5 p.m. ET)
Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub
Dennis Siver vs. Ediie Yagin
Mike Chiesa vs. Rafaello Oliveira
John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen
Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo