Three Fights Slated for UFC on FOX 5

UFC on FOX 5 will certainly impress the new mainstream audience

UFC on FOX 5 will take place December 8th this year, and this week the UFC rolled out the three fights which will headline the card. All three fights have lots of promise, and the average MMA fan is salivating at the compelling lineup.

The headlining bout will be a lightweight championship between Benson Henderson, who recently defended his title for the fight time against Frankie Edgar; and Nate Diaz, the #1 contender who has been patiently waiting since defeating Jim Miller in May.

The co-headlining bout will be a light heavyweight match between the legendary Shogun Rua who comes off an impressive win against Brandon Vera, and the highly touted up and comer Alexander Gustafsson who just beat Thiago Silva in April.

We also have BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald, a fight originally scheduled for UFC 152 in September but was pushed back due to a cut MacDonald suffered in training that required 37 stitches above his right eye.

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