Ben Henderson vs Nate Diaz Title Fight Set for UFC on FOX 5

Ben Henderson

  • 17-2 MMA / 5-0 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Frank Edgar (x2), Jim Miller, Mark Bocek

Nate Diaz

  • 16-7 MMA / 11-5 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Takanori Gomi, Donald Cerrone, Jim Miller

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UFC on FOX 5

December 8th, 2012

City TBD

Venue TBD

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Ben Henderson retained the UFC lightweight title following another controversial decision against Frank Edgar at UFC 150. Many believed Edgar won the first bout as well, when they met in February and Henderson won the title. Nevertheless, Henderson remains 5-0 in the UFC, since the UFC/WEC merger.

After losing two fights in a row, in the welterweight division, Nate Diaz returned to 155 lbs and put together his three best performances to date inside the octagon. Submission wins against Takanori Gomi and Jim Miller as well as a decision win against Donald Cerrone has earned Diaz a shot at UFC gold.

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