First UFC on FOX Fight Announced, Dustin Poirier Meets Pablo Garza in Anaheim

Written by Tom Ngo
August 18th, 2011

Less than 10 hours after announcing their debut on FOX would take place November 12th in Anaheim, California, the UFC has reported the first scrap for the show. On Thursday evening, the world’s biggest MMA promotion reported a featherweight contest between Dustin Poirier (Pictured) and Pablo Garza will break in the Octagon’s new primetime contract.

Garza owns an impressive 11-1 record and is coming off two spectacular finishes, a flying-knee KO of Fredson Paixão at “The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale” in December and a flying triangle submission over Yves Jabouin at UFC 129 in April.

Speaking of practically perfect resumes, Poirier holds a 10-1 mark and will be riding a three-fight winning streak into The OC. He was last seen posting a unanimous decision win over Jason Young at UFC 131 in June.

A venue has yet to be announced for the event, but the Honda Center will likely play host. Speaking of the unknown, a main event hasn’t been reported for the card, either. However, a third bout between former heavyweight champs Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir has been circulating throughout the trusty rumor mill.

The FOX broadcast airs live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

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