UFC on Fox 5 to Feature Henderson vs. Diaz and Shogun vs. Gustafsson
Alright, so here's some late-night breaking news for you courtesy of USA Today's John Morgan.
After his split-decision win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 150, there was some curiosity as to when Benson Henderson would defend his belt against Nate Diaz.
Well, it seems that everyone's questions are answered. The final UFC on Fox card will be the home of the lightweight title defense. However, the card doesn't end there. In the co-main event, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will face rising star Alexander Gustafsson in a light heavyweight bout.
The card will also feature BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald in welterweight action. Yes, the bout that was scrapped from UFC 152 due to a cut that MacDonald sustained in training. A fourth fight will be added to round out the main card.
The Henderson/Diaz bout will surely deliver, as both fighters are known for their exciting style and never-say-die attitude.
Diaz secured his shot at UFC on Fox 3 with a submission win over Jim Miller. Henderson's two victories over Frankie Edgar have cemented him as the top fighter in the lightweight division.
The Rua/Gustafsson winner will likely be in line for a title shot sometime in 2013.
Many expect Gustafsson to present the biggest challenge to Jon Jones, as he has the physical gifts to match him and the boxing to keep him at bay.
"Shogun" was fighting for a No. 1 contendership at UFC on Fox 4, but he ultimately lost the opportunity to Lyoto Machida.
This card will likely be the most anticipated event on broadcast television since the UFC's first foray on Fox which saw the heavyweight title change hands when Junior Dos Santos knocked out Cain Velasquez in the first round.
UFC on Fox 5 will take place on Dec. 8. The location is not yet known.
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