Lightweight Title Bout Headlines UFC on FOX 5 As Henderson Meets Diaz | UFC News

August 15, 2012 8:50 am by bjpenn.com staff 13 Comments

By Jamie McAllister
The UFC Lightweight Title bout between Ben Henderson and Nate Diaz will headline the UFC on FOX 5 card on December 8th. The news comes via USA Today.

Fresh off a successful title defence at UFC 150 the champion Henderson will go to work again before the year is out. His opponent Nate Diaz is no stranger to FOX , in his last bout back in May he became the first man to submit and finish  Jim Miller at UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller.

The champion Henderson successfully defended his title for the first time defeating former champion Frankie Edgar this past weekend at UFC 150 via a split-decision. The win moved Henderson’s overall record to (17-2).

The challenger Diaz returned to the Lightweight division after being dominated at Welterweight by Rory MacDonald. Since his return to lightweight he has finished Takanori Gomi and decisioned Donald Cerrone as well as becoming the first man to finish top lightweight Jim Miller which secured him the title shot.

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