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UFC on FOX 5 Adds Henderson vs. Diaz Title Fight, Penn vs. MacDonald, ‘Shogun’ vs. ‘Bjönes’

(Final thoughts? Well, he still thinks you’re a bitch, and he’s not trying to shake your hand, homey.)

We might bitch about UFC pay-per-view cards being watered down, but fans are definitely going to get their money’s worth on the next free UFC on FOX card. As first reported by MMA Junkie, the December 8th event (venue TBA) will be stacked with three must-see showdowns, headlined by Ben Henderson‘s second lightweight title defense against Nate Diaz.

Diaz has earned his shot at the belt with three consecutive wins over Takanori Gomi (first-round armbar), Donald Cerrone (gangsterish unanimous decision), and Jim Miller (second-round guillotine choke). Meanwhile, Henderson is a perfect 5-0 in the UFC, and just beat Frankie Edgar for the second time last weekend at UFC 150. Will Diaz be the one to stop Bendo’s juggernaut-like momentum?

In other UFC on FOX 5 booking news…

The welterweight inter-generational battle between BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald will indeed be postponed to 12/8, after Rory was forced to pull out of their original UFC 152 meeting due to a nasty gash suffered in training.

And in the light-heavyweight division, legendary banger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will return from his exciting four-round win over Brandon Vera at the last UFC on FOX card to face hot Swedish prospect Alexander Gustafsson. With five consecutive wins under his belt against tough competition, the aggressive and rangy Gustafsson is widely considered to be a future title contender — and if he can get past Shogun, he may clinch his shot as the next challenger in line after Lyoto Machida.

A fourth main-card fight is expected to be added to the FOX broadcast in the near future. For now, I’m gonna go with…Henderson by unanimous decision, MacDonald by second-round TKO, and Gustafsson by split decision. Your thoughts?

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guelph gym- August 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm
diaz will be your next champ at 155
Mr_Misanthropy- August 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm
There will be blood.
MonsterMaulingAss- August 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm
Holy salivating shit batman, what a card. I know hardcore atheists who will be praying for no injuries on this one. And why is everyone comparing Gustafsson to Jones? If anything his style is much more akin to Machida, im surprised no one has made that distinction yet.
Qlay- August 15, 2012 at 10:55 am
Good card.
But more importantly, why haven't I sen any fan art posters of Rousey vs Kaufman? I'm trying to get my buddy to watch it and the easiest way to convince him is a hot, boner inducing stare down/make out of them on a poster! You have failed me Cagepotato!
Grandmas Nutmeg- August 15, 2012 at 9:10 am
Holy shit, Mini-me looks pissed off.
angry little feet- August 15, 2012 at 8:28 am
I am glad Penn is waiting for this fight with Rory.
Also that IS Nathan's happy face.
Crow42- August 15, 2012 at 8:24 am
Anybody notice the Pattern in these UFCs on fox
Fletch the V Stretch- August 15, 2012 at 8:14 am
Sho Nuff: Couldn't disagree more with your speculation. Henderson by domination all around from being an overall better fighter, MacDonald by GNP on a tired, out of shape BJ, and Rua via decision after a 3 round war.

On another note, please explain to me how Gustafsson is nicknamed BJones. It makes 0 sense.
The12ozCurls- August 15, 2012 at 9:17 am
Gustafssons physical make-up (i.e. lanky with great range) along with his unorthodox striking style have drawn comparisons to Jon "Bones" Jones.
Because Gustafsson is Swedish, he is surrounded by dudes named Sven and BJORN. Mix in the Swede factor with the Jones comparisons and you have Bjönes. Pronounced (BEE-YONES) or something like that. Who the fuck cares any way? LOL
Fletch the V Stretch- August 15, 2012 at 9:53 am
Ahhhh Ok. I can see the lanky comparison but didn't have the slightest clue as to why there would be a BJones. B, to me, stood for black which I believe would make Jon Jones the BJones in this situation. I am not on my up and up for Sven or Bjorn apparently.

Let's just call him Gustafsson...
skeletor- August 15, 2012 at 8:08 am
Thoughts are none of these fights will actually happen. Shogun will require knee surgery, Henderson will wreck his bently while drunk, and rory will overdose on poutin and molson.
Sho Nuff- August 15, 2012 at 8:04 am
Diaz by 4th rd tko. Penn by 2nd rd guillotine choke. Gustafsson by 1st round ko.