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Trio of Fights Added to ‘UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz,’ 11 Bouts Confirmed

Written by Tom Ngo
August 30th, 2012
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UFC Lightweight Dennis Siver

On Thursday afternoon, a trio of scraps were added to the Octagon’s final primetime show of 2012. “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” takes place December 8th inside Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

A featherweight affair between Dennis Siver (Pictured) and Eddie Yagin, which was originally slotted for Saturday’s now-canceled UFC 151 event, was confirmed to the roster.

In addition, “The Ultimate Fighter 15” winner Michael Chiesa breaks in his six-figure UFC contract against Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist Rafaello Oliveira and John Albert will face veteran Scott Jorgensen in a bantamweight battle.

All three contests will appear in the night’s prelims.

In all, 11 bouts have now been announced for the lineup. The final tango to appear in FOX’s four-fight main card is the last piece to the puzzle.

The FOX broadcast begins live at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here are the athletes expected to perform in the Pacific northwest:

Preliminary Card:

Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo

Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez

Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert

Michael Chiesa vs. Rafaello Oliveira

Joe Proctor vs. Ramsey Nijem

Dennis Siver and Eddie Yagin

Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick

Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub

Main Card:

(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)

BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Nate Diaz vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)

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