Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
UFC on FOX 5 finally has a home.
The event, which will be headlined by Benson Henderson vs. Nathan Diaz for the UFC lightweight title, will take place at KeyArena in Seattle on Dec. 8. The news was first reported on Tuesday's episode of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV.
This will mark just the second UFC card hosted by "The Emerald City." The first, UFN 24: Nogueira vs. Davis, took place in March 2011.
This card will serve as another homecoming of sorts for Henderson, who grew up in Federal Way, WA, located just 25 miles away from KeyArena. Henderson's last fight against Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 took place in the state of Colorado, which is where he was born before moving to Federal Way.
Also scheduled for the main card is B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald and Shogun Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson. More UFC on FOX 5 bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
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