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:
(FUEL TV 5PM ET/2PM PT)
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
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick
BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Nate Diaz vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)