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Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson, 3 Other Fights Added to UFC on Fox 5

NEW YORK - MARCH 06:   UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson (L) speaks at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall, as middleweight Alan Belcher (R) listens, on March 06, 2012 in New York City.  UFC announced that their third event on the FOX network will take place on Saturday, May 5 from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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Riley KontekFeatured ColumnistAugust 27, 2012

Today, the UFC announced four new bouts to take place at UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle's Key Arena (via UFC.com).

The most significant of the announcements was that of a heavyweight bout between sluggers Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson. Both men are power strikers who are sure to provide fireworks for the crowd.

Both Johnson and Schaub are looking to rebound off losses. Johnson's latest loss saw him submit to Stefan Struve via armbar, while Schaub will try to erase the memory of two straight knockout losses, to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Ben Rothwell.

It is not sure whether the heavyweight bout will make the main card yet, but it is a must-see due to its promise of a finish.

Also announced was a welterweight showdown between fan favorites Mike Swick and Matt Brown. 

Like the heavyweight bout announced, this one is sure to provide fireworks. Both Swick and Brown love to strike and are successful when touching their opponents' chins.

Swick recently made his triumphant return after an almost two-year layoff. He did so by knocking out DaMarques Johnson on the most recent Fox card.

Brown is currently riding a three-fight win streak, with knockouts of Luis Ramos and Chris Cope as well as a decision win over Stephen Thompson.

Most likely, this fight will grace the prelims. It is not known whether the prelims will be on Fuel TV or FX, though history would tell us Fuel.

The last two additions are refugee fights from the cancelled UFC 151 card. Both are lightweight fights, as Daron Cruickshank meets Henry Martinez and Tim Means fights Abel Trujillo.

These fights will grace the preliminary card, as that is where they were placed at UFC 151. Both will likely be exciting bouts, with lesser-known fighters looking to establish their names.

UFC on Fox 5 will take place on December 8.

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