Brendan Schaub Pulled From ‘UFC on FOX 5,’ Roster Set with 12 Fights

Written by Tom Ngo
December 1st, 2012
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Because Levar Johnson’s groin gave out too close to showtime, the UFC wasn’t able to locate a suitable replacement in time to meet Brendan Schaub next Saturday in Seattle. So unfortunately for “The Hybrid,” he’s been yanked from the Octagon’s final FOX show of 2012.

The lightweight affair between Daron Cruickshank and Henry Martinez has been bumped to the FX broadcast in place of Schaub vs. Johnson.

What hasn’t changed is 155-pound champion Benson Henderson still puts his strap on the line against Nate Diaz in the card’s main attraction.

Key Arena in Washington state serves as host.

FOX airs the night’s four featured fights live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here is the event’s revised agenda:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 3:45PM ET/12:45PM PT)

Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo

Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert


Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez

Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards

Joe Proctor vs. Ramsey Nijem

Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan

Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton

Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur

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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