After enduring a chaotic year mired in injuries and controversies, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion is hellbent on ending 2012 in style.
Not only will the Octagon host the most star-studded freebie fight card in the history of ever when “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” jumps off in November, but the promotion continues to stack talent on their New Year’s Eve weekend extravaganza, as well.
On Monday morning, it was announced a bantamweight brawl between Brad Pickett (Pictured) and Eddie Wineland and a featherweight scrap with Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas were added to the December 29th roster.
Given the card’s depth, both fights will likely appear in the prelims.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here is the card’s updated lineup:
Chris Leben vs. Karlos Vemola
Brad Pickett vs. Eddie Wineland
Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas
Matt Mitrione vs. Phil DeFries
Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami
Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch
Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard
Phil Davis vs. Forrest Griffin
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC heavyweight champion)
(Picture provided by Steven Houchin of Shotgun Images)