‘UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz’ Adds Another Fight, Michael Chiesa Gets New Opponent

Written by Tom Ngo
October 27th, 2012

UFC Yves Edwards

And now there are 13, as in a baker’s dozen that will make up the “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” roster. On Saturday, it was announced a lightweight bout between Yves Edwards (Pictured) and John Cholish will appear in the December 8th event.

Edwards was slated to fight Jeremy Stephens earlier this month at “UFC on FX 5,” but Stephens was arrested for a prior assault charge hours before showtime. UFC president Dana White promised to get Edwards another assignment ASAP.

In addition, it was confirmed an injury has forced Rafaello Oliveira out of his tango with Michael Chiesa. Marcus LeVesseur has agreed to serve as substitute.

UFC on FOX 5 takes place inside Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

FOX broadcasts the four featured fights live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here is the show’s updated agenda:

Preliminary Card:


Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo

Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur

Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert

Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton

John Cholish vs. Yves Edwards

Joe Proctor vs. Ramsey Nijem

Dennis Siver and Eddie Yagin

Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub

Main Card:


Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick

BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Nate Diaz vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)

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