Headlined by a bantamweight number one contender fight between Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko, co-headlined by a welterweight battle between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal, and featuring other big names like Andrei Arlovski, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling and Nate Marquardt, this card looks like it could be one of the UFC’s best Fox shows ever.
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5. UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown
Back in July of 2014, the UFC touched down in San Jose, California with one of its best Fox cards to date.
In the evening’s man event, we were treated to a five-round welterweight war between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown – which would earn both men Fight of the Night honors, and earn Lawler a rematch with then welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.
The card’s co-main event, meanwhile, saw Anthony “Rumble” Johnson make good on the second fight of his run in the UFC light heavyweight division by delivering an unforgettable knockout defeat of Brazilian legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Other highlights of the card, finally, were Dennis Bermudez’s destruction of Clay Guida, Bobby Green’s controversial defeat of Josh Thomson, and the UFC debut of future strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Though this card was a little heavy in terms of decision victories – nine of the of the twelve fights on the bill reached the judges’ scorecards – it registered as one of the finest UFC on Fox cards ever all the same.