UFC on Fox 5 Goes Big: Henderson vs. Diaz, Shogun vs. Gustafsson, and Penn vs. MacDonald

Posted: August 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

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by MMA Weekly

The Dec. 8 date for UFC on Fox 5, the promotion’s final event of the year on “Big Fox,” has been known for quite some time, but now the rumor mill has come together to form the top end of the fight card.

Leading the charge is the newly minted UFC lightweight championship with Benson Henderson putting his belt on the line for the second time, as he squares off with No. 1 contender Nate Diaz in the UFC on Fox 5 main event, according to MMAWeekly.com sources verifying the bout.

UFC president Dana White on Saturday night confirmed that Diaz was granted the next shot after Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 in Denver.

It marks the first time since the initial UFC on Fox offering that a title fight has graced a fight card on the network. Junior dos Santos captured the heavyweight…

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