The featherweight scrap between Nam Phan and Jim Hettes was officially announced for “UFC 140: Lesnar vs. Overeem” weeks ago. However, it wasn’t until Thursday that the organization confirmed the 145-pound affair would mark the fifth and final bout to appear in the pay-per-view broadcast.
To date, 11 fights have been reported for the Octagon’s New Year’s weekend extravaganza. It’s possible the UFC will add a 12th contest before the curtain is drawn on the December 30th show.
Spike TV will play their final chip with the UFC and air a pair of preliminary bouts live at 9PM ET/6PM PT. Although no official announcement has been made, the UFC’s Facebook page is expected to provide a live stream of the card’s remaining prelims.
The PPV broadcast begins at its new/old 10PM ET/7PM PT start time.
UFC 141 takes place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. A heavyweight top contender showdown between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem will headline the festivities.
Here is the card’s updated agenda:
Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes
Luis Ramos vs Matt Riddle
TJ Grant vs. Jacob Volkmann
Sean Pierson vs. Dong Hyun Kim
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Ramsey Nijem vs. Anthony Njokuani
Ross Pearson vs. Junior Assuncao
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Jim Hettes vs. Nam Phan
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks
Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz
Alistair Overeem vs. Brock Lesnar